Originally Posted by austinsdad
I'd run the actinic longer than the daylights. One hour before and one after. Wakes the fish up easier and prepares'm for night I think. But maybe limit your daylights to only about 10 or 11 hours.
Sorry, gotta butt in again... this is good advice if you're not already doing it, it works for me. I first had the lights going on and off at the same time, but with the actinics on before and after (an hour) the daylight, the fish get sort of a transition. Mine don't seem to spook now when the lighting changes.
cutting down the daylight during the algae bloom helps because algae need light to grow.