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Old 05-24-2014, 02:33 PM   #1
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Are these Diatoms??

I am in the 2nd week of cycling a new 24gallon SW tank and these have popped up all over the rocks and sand within the last 2 days. Are they diatoms? they are rust colored and have small pieces sticking out of them. I can try and get better pictures if needed, also should I just let the tank continue to cycle and leave them alone?
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try shutting off the blues when taking pict
so you can get a better pict
but most likely yes
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that makes sense
here you go, should I just leave them be?
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They will go away by themselves once the cycle is over! I have heard don't so a water change while this process is going on. Let the tank accumulate the nutrients and bacteria to mature
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