View Full Version : survival in blackout?

03-13-2011, 12:33 AM
I'm doing a 3-day blackout to treat what looks like early stages of velvet in my 10g freshwater ... will my plants survive this? I can't move them to the other tank because I don't want to risk cross-contaminating, but if they're going to die I'd rather take them out.

I have:
madagascar lace
some frilly stuff (helpful I know)
something that looks a lot like bunched arugula or dandelion greens

I'd rather risk the plants than the fish so I've already started, I was just curious if they'd pull through.

03-13-2011, 12:44 AM
They will probably be unhappy, but may not die. the madagascar could be the unhappiest, anubias willl be fine. Unsure on the unknown ones sorry

03-13-2011, 03:33 AM
They should be ok for a few days without light. I've had to black out a few tanks before because of algae outbreaks, never had any major issues. Prolonged lack of light may lead to them yellowing or worse, but nothing they can't rebound from.