Originally Posted by jehenry89
I am not 100% sure, salt water tanks are much different from freshwater. In a fresh water, you would actually increase the lighting because diatoms in an established tank is a sign of a short photo period. For salt water though, I can't give you an answer, I am still a salt water noobie.
I can tell you that high silicates in your water, regardless of fresh or salt, will cause diatom blooms.
Thanks a lot I guess I'll just do some more research