There are no surrounding lights. That is just the 6700k light bulb that I have in the cubicle light fixture roughly 12 inches above the Betta Bowl. If I turned that off - it would be very, very dark.
But I will try sometime this week to see if I can get different photos.
I have changed the water in the tank hoping that the water hardness of my tap water will bring the Dwarf Sag back some Green coloring. It has slowly faded to yellow/green. I have backed off on the Seachem Phosphorus and Seachem Nitrogen hoping that would slow the rate of growth.
But to be honest, I realize that even if the plants grow packed, they only occupy the bottom 1/2 of the Betta Bowl.
Euro actually likes to sleep on top of the plants anyway, and when he wants to hide from the light (except when he is hungry) he likes to also hide under the Anubias(?) and other plants. The Java Fern in my opinion seems to have stayed the same basically but I have seen it pearl (wow!) I think.
So last week I basically gave the tank a water change for the water hardness and the entire Seachem Daily Dosage Schedule except for the Seachem Nitrogen and Seachem Phosphorus. I almost shut off the cubicle light for the long weekend to limit the light, but after thinking about how long that would be (Saturday through Wednesday) I left it on.
I left a co-worker to take care of my Betta Bowl last year for a week vacation and came back to an almost dead Bowl! I don't want that to happen again!