Hello everyone. It's been a while since I have posted or had a tank running. I started a new tank and am having an algae that I have no experience with. The setup is a 14g cube with a uns120 no co2 at the moment (tank is coming next week), Eco complete, and a 30w LED. I've always had a hard time with stem plants so I thought I would try using some Osmicote for the first time. I am not adding any other ferts to the tank. It's been over a week since the setup and I seem to be stuck at the Nitrite/Nitrate faze of the cycle. I'm not sure if that's the cause of the algae or what. Is there something I mist by adding the Osmicote? Here is a copple of picks. The worst part is on my Xmiss mos.