I started my new tank 2 weeks ago with 80lbs of LR
. 5 days later I had a large diatom bloom. The stuff is an eyesore, but it didn't hurt anything. Over the last 5 days or so it's been slowly going away. The diatoms that were on the bank of my tank are starting to peel off in small strips.
Last night I bought a Yellow Tang and he wasn't in the tank 5 minutes before he started eating the brown and green hair algae on a few of my rocks. It was about half to three quarters of an inch long. It's almost not there now. The Tang took care of that in a hurry. So I had to buy some dry green algae tonight.
To make a long story longer I was pretty upset about my diatom bloom. I was told on here it would likely go away as it is a result of cycling. Everyone was right it's going and hopefully it will soon be gone.