Thanks for all the input. To answer a few of the questions, the window faces the south and directly outside of the window is a large lemon tree that offers a pretty good amount of shade. I'm planning on having a FOWLR
system. I'm new to the aquarium setup and maintenance lifestyle, so I definitely don't want my first experience to be tainted by nuissance algae. Are snails, crabs and cleanup fish a possiblity? I've also considered tinting the window or installing some sort of outside shutter. As you all can probably tell, I'd love to have the tank in this particular area and am willing to at least weigh all the options before I consider tucking it away in another corner of my house.
Thanks again for any input and advice.