Post Blackout Success

Posted: November 1, 2013 in 90 Gallon Reef

It’s been over a week since I went for a complete blackout of my tank.  This was a big push to remove the algae that has been plaguing me since summer.

Full Tank Shot Right after the Blackout ended

I turned the lights off, and covered the tank with blankets, for a week. During this time, I transitioned to running my fuge light 24/7 and did every-other-day water changes.

I’d call the results a success!  The algae was greatly dissipated.  Since the lights have been turned back on, the algae has continued to go down.  The fuge is now full of nasty algae, as it should be (I plan on adding some more macro algae to fight this. I’d like to add some ulva to grow food for the tang).  Additionally, I have witnessed an explosion in pods in the fuge and my overflows.  Also, I am seeing a lot of coralline growth on my rocks!

I’ve still got a decent amount of gunk on the back wall of the aquarium. But overall, things are improving fast!



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