it's free floating ... very green.
i took those pics, cleaned the tank, covered it up and then did the post ... so, it has already been covered for a day now.
the tank is pretty new ... month or two ... but i just added lights, co2 and have been trying to get the ferts in order. had problems with ferts and then my co2 regulator started leaking so the tank got way out of balance and the algae took over.
i also had quite a bit of bba going on ... can't find any sae's in the area.
everything i had run across from just casual reading here and now more recently on the APD list indicated the blackout would get me reset and moving forward ... i did not actually search out information on it though ... just went on what i had recalled reading.
Wasserpest, EvilKen... i do not doubt you but, it's been 1 day already so i think i should just follow through. thanks for the information though ... i will definitly keep it in mind just in case i have to go through this again.
i do not have very many fast growing plants in there either. so, i have put some on order. they should get here to coincide with the end of the blackout.
55w cf, pressurized co2, cheesy hob, layered laterite/peat/profile/pea gravel substrate