I am glad that Kudo doing good.I think you can even ask question right in these links , even though if the link from long I don't cycle my tanks that is why i probably don't have algae. Because i do 100% water changes and i rinse everything in the tank so i have no idea about algae. Is you tank located on direct sun light ? Or do you have light in your tank? It will give algae. Also i would think when you do water changes wipe the walls and rinse the heater, filter in old water WITH water change ,plants. Not sure how to do it in the cycle tank though.
I was watching the uyy at work who cleaned 75 gallons. He suck out 50-75% of the water and wipes the tank and the heater and clean the plants.