Thanks! I'm at school 8 hours a day, so I will need a timer. Which means I need 2, because I need one for my solenoid. I use a 23w 6500k CFL, ahould I raise it? It's about 6-8 inches from the surface.
You could try a lower watt light as well if it's difficult to raise it up more. Also, I got a timer with two plugs at home depot for 10$! Lovely tank scape, I hope things get better soon!