split photoperiod lighting?
I'm wondering about the benefits of split photoperiod lighting (turning the lights off for a few hours during the middle of the day). The theory sounds good- it lets the CO2 build up again so the plants have plenty of nutrients for photosynthesizing when the lights are on. Are there any other benefits for it? I know some people love it- could you guys speak up and share your experience?
My tank is a 29 gal moderately planted, lightly stocked tank. I keep it as low tech as possible, but there definitely is a threshold of minimum amount of maintenance I must do. If I let the ferts get too low, or forget to do a water change for too long, or forget to refresh my DIY CO2, etc, the algae starts growing with a vengeance. Of course, its mostly BBA (about the ugliest algae there is). I'm looking for another thing to add to my arsenal to help the plants so that rather than being just barely ahead of the algae, they have a little more of a head start in growth.