Apparently my two programmable power strips are know to fail after a couple months. This happened to me after I have had them a few months. They simply won't follow the program. Going to have to manually turn the lights on and off until I can get a new one.
In a separate thread some nice members helped to to come to the conclusion that I won't need to up the amount of time my plants spend under the light, even after adding co2. At least until the tank, becomes stable. I am going to decrease my lighting period to 8 hours a day. I probably should have had it only 8 hours all along. Hopefully this will help the algae problem.
Bump: Btw I do not recommend the Coral life digital power centers. What a waste of $50! (I bought two)