Hey guys, this isn't really an emergency/health issue but it's semi-serious.
Both my Bettas are in my room on my desk, which just happens to be near my window. Normally I leave the blinds shut 99% of the time and barely any light peaks through (It gets really hot in my apartment, that's why I keep it closed).
My blinds are fairly new and they've got a lifetime warranty on them, and recently they've started peeling off the top (the blinds are kind of glued and reinforced to the top part this way). I've called the blind people and they told me to bring it in, but unfortunately I'm having extreme difficulty taking it off, so I might call them this week to ask if they can either give me more specific directions on how to take them off, or send somebody over to help me. Even my brother and boyfriend, both strong guys, can't get it off either, and the dude at the store when I called the first time said that women should be able to do it.
In any case, the only upside to this situation is that my fishies have a proper circadian rhythm now, but both tanks are in direct sunlight for a good 5-6 hours in the morning.
I've taped some white garbage bags to my window to reflect most of the light, but these garbage bags are super expensive and I don't want to paste up 100000000 of them just to cover my window. There are also no "specific spots" as to where it gets covered because the sun moves (obviously).
I'm not too concerned about algae as I have no qualms wiping it off (also there appears to be none growing at the moment). I'm just wondering if there is anything I can do to maybe cover their tanks during the daytime, because it does ramp up the temperature EASILY to 82-84 in the span of several MINUTES :(
Thanks in Advance >_<"