Today I fixed the problem, it just was a matter of minimization and doing things in the correct order. I also worked on the dark count count and the biggest spike was at 50 photons, but mostly the count was around 10 photons.
In this blog I record my observations of my science experiments which is currently a quantum project that started from an article in Scientific American. I suggest that you read the blog starting from the bottom at post: Experiment #1 (interference) and read up because this blog has been written in chronological order. -E