Reducing photoperiod to reduce algae: should I be on the lookout for ammonia spike?
So I've let my algae get a little out of control, so I'm reducing how long I keep the light on drastically. If this works, I am somewhat worried about dying algae actually causing an ammonia spike. Does this happen? Also, I think less ammonia will be processed by the plants, but it is a light/moderately planted tank, with filters and a tiny bio-load so that shouln't be a big problem so long as the algae decline doesn't provide a significant ammonia source.
Or am I being WAY to optimistic about how much algae is going to be dying off?