Ha! Didn't even realize you said flourecents!! But I was just ging to get the ones you suggested...."Zoo Med Ultra Sun Daylight Compact Fluorescent Bulb"
Thanks again for your input....hopefully the new lights won't effect the food for my 2 Mystery snails! (just kidding...I"m sure they will be fine!)
Glad to help :) Tell us how it goes. As for the algae you currently have in there, try to scrape as much as you can off. I found that credit/ ID cards are GREAT for removing algae from the glass walls lol.
I use the plant fluoro's sold for $10 at walmart attaches to wall or you can make a mount;moreover, I recomend a gfi receptical or gfi breaker for all aquarium set-up circuits. The light spectrum for plant photosystem is 700 and 680 nm and I am sure the lamp covers the two important wavelengths.
I know you were looking for a fish that eats algae. Another alternative you could try is zebra nerite snails. IME, they do a better job of controlling algae than algae eating fish. They are litte algae lawnmowers, and I have not even had to to scrape algae since adding a few of these snails in over a year because they do such a great job.