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andrenym00
09/22/2011, 02:44 PM
Just received order of chaeto, is it safe to throw straight into refugium? It doesnt need to be cycled correct? How about several pieces of live rock rubble, cycle or safe to throw in biocube 29?

sporto0
09/22/2011, 03:00 PM
The Cheato is fine to go straight in the refugium, if the live rock rubble is "cured" it is also fine to go in. Your tank water goes through the nitrogen "cycle" that allows beneficial bacteria to form & colonize on rock & filter media. Live Rock needs to "cure", which means allow for die off to subside, so that when it goes in the tank it won't give off ammonia.

Psirex
09/22/2011, 03:16 PM
Is there any drawback for just dropping into the sump with LR?

sporto0
09/22/2011, 03:30 PM
Is there any drawback for just dropping into the sump with LR?

Not really, especially with rubble, there wouldn't be much die off associated with small pieces, but some people like to know all possiblities & it is possible to spike ammonia with uncured rock.

aleonn
09/22/2011, 04:17 PM
Chaeto macroalgae can just be dumped into the refugium. LR rubble would be fine too, as I don't expect significant die-off from it.