I have been cycling my tank for about 2 and 1/2 mths now, all my numbers are where they should be, just haven't gotten around to getting any livestock yet. My plants are getting established and growing nicely. I used a quality aquarium soil, have both planted and non planted plants. Everything was going along great until I added a pump of Aquarium Co-op Easy Green. Within a couple of days I had a pretty nasty algae bloom. I have managed to get that cleared up using water changes and a small UV light for a couple of hours at night. Now the problem is, I am afraid to use any more of the Easy Green. I am not sure if that is what caused the algae bloom or if it was caused from the room getting warmer with longer daylight hours. It has been above average heat where we live. Tank is in the middle of the room, not direct sunlight, but lots of large windows allowing lots of natural light in. My light schedule is on 4 hours, off 3 hours, on 4 hours. I am sure I should probably add a shot of Easy Green for the health of my plants, but now I am hesitant that I will get another bloom. Could it have just been a coincidence that I added the Easy Green and had an algae bloom? I was also using fish food to cycle the tank; I have since switched to Dr Tims ammonia daily to keep the bacteria growing until I can get some fish. Maybe that is what caused the bloom? Too much fish food?