Without plants, what's the best light schedule for the fish and for your enjoyment? How much is too much light for a fish? I only get to sit and watch my fish at night, so I usually have the light on in my 5 and 10 gallon from 3-4 to 9-10 pm. When turning it out at night, I leave the bedroom light on for a while after the tank light goes out to help the fish adjust.
I will soon be putting a tank in the living room (on a book shelf/type thing), and I'm wondering about what light schedule it will need. It's likely to get a good amount of natural light from the windows. But say I do a similar schedule to the one mentioned above... would I do the same thing at night, only turn on the big living room light? Or would it be better to get a small lamp and turn that on after the tank light goes out. This tank will have blue and white LED lights that I can switch back and forth from.