Believe it or not, I will have no problem not peeking, because I want it to work! I'll do the W/Cs at night, before I go to bed. So, what do you think, four days in total??
My pair of Blues spawned today, so by Sunday they'll be wrigglers and come Monday they will have disappeared, as always happens. So I will start Monday as I don't want to interupt my Blues "routine".
I also realized I may have some Cardinals go by the wayside.
The tank will be pitch dark and Mr. Pictus will be in his glory.
After four days with no food I'm thinking he'll be making snacks out of a few of them. :shock:
(So, could you even see anything with that flashlight anyway?? lol)
I did 72 hours, but it was in a 29 gallon. I had cardinals in my tank at the time with a red tail shark. The cardinals made it through fine, i think i may have lost a otocinclus. Although the shark was no where near as large as a discus in your big tank...I didn't do any W/C during mine, if i had that may have prevented the "casualty."
I remember directly after the blackout, my red tiger lotus was standing straight up reaching for the light(it was lying flat before, covered in cyano). All of my plants looked great afterwards, It's like a long nap and they were all stretching, ready to grow. I'm really excited to see you get your tank back the way it was. :-D
P.S. Yes i could see something with that flashlight, mostly my kuhli loaches they love the dark. I could see my shoaling fish tucked away in my Rotala and java fern. The fish were fairly dim colored when i first turned the lights back on, but they quickly regained their usual brightness.