So here's the problem. I'm still pretty new to the live plant thing, but so far the tank's been doing well and I've got just a litle problem with lighting and algae. The lamp for the tank is also the main source of light in my room, so it stays on as long as I'm awake and working, unless I manage to notice that Altair looks like he's trying to sleep, or I remember that normal organisms don't kep the same hours I do. I keep weird hours. Really weird hours. And as a result, The light for my tank stays on anywhere from 9-17 hours a day, and now I've got an algae problem.
So I'm interested in looking at maybe some dimmer lights, or some light in a spectrum that algae can't take advantage of, for night time lighting, and putting both lights on a timer. I see people talking about moonlights, but when I look that up I mostly get reef stuff, and my LFS says that blue lights will encourage algae growth. will black lights work?
I just need to be able to see my keyboard and my paper, without disturbing the rest of the house with the overhead light.