bga still has not come back and the plants look greener. also what I thought was possibly some last remaining bga in the base of some plants growing up against the glass has finally turned gray. it was a delay reaction even though I stopped the black out.
also hornwort with bga that I had put in the closet has no bga. I put it in my 55g. the hornwort is not growing so im still trying to adjust light etc but no bga. im thinking blackouts are the way to go. trying to figure out the right amount of air stones and circulation to help plants grow without bga.
Yeah, I just moved out my live plants to my 55 gallon, and I just put in fake plants and did a blackout. Two of my plants had already died because of the blackout I tried to do before that, so I just got fake plants instead. It seems to have helped out a lot. There's a bit still left on the glass, but I think it's turning brown and my snail is also slowly eating it.
iwent on a black out (no aquarium lights on) for 2 days then really limited my light use to about 5-6 hours a day and my BGA went away. I have a zebra nerite snail but he wasnt really doing any thing but taking a poop like crazy lol
did a second black out but used foil and masking tape instead of towels. apparently the towels didnt block out all the light. now I see no sign of bga. I did it for 5 days. the fish seem stressed and one female betta died. they didnt come out to eat much because it was so dark. plants look fine.