Tell ya what, toss one in a higher light tank and wait if you think they will not cause algae
Asfar as algae and nutrients in the water column, it's been 12 years since that was shown to be balonius maxmimus for planted aquariums.
That is another animal.
They use urea and NH4.
Nope, not at all over a extremely wide range, low/absent often induce BGA though for NO3(likely low absent NH4 as well in combo).
There's very stronbg research support for these observations in the literature as well, there' no correlation between algae and aquatic plant and trophic nutrient status in lakes(See Bauchann Canfield et al, 1984, 2004) for plenty of studies on hundreds, not a few, lakes that are shallow, like our tanks, warm/subtropical, like our tanks, full of plants, like our tanks.
Not some icy northern peat bog in Europe, even there it's debatable if the research is good.
Generally they find lots of plants.
Same deal in nutrient rich streams.
Plants need more stable conditions, much like our tanks, to thrive.
This is hardly a new revaltion.
Anyone desiring a debate on the subject is welcomed to try, but every researcher I know that knows a hill of beans about aquatic macrophytes will pound you if you are specific about the plants as well as the algae in a shallow warmer situation and with 30-50% or more coverage.
It's easy to disprove such a myth, and anyone can do it if they have enough control to grow plants well to begin with.
Jobes are only an issue if they get pulled up into the water column and you enjoy green water.