ive had my tank for 2 weeks and so far every thing is good a i have no ammonia and no nitrite and my nitrate is at 10ppm..i have diations and i hear some people say its a good sign but it is driving me crazy cause my live rock was so nice and white and now its brown and so is my sand..any advice for this newbie to maybe help to get rid of it or will it clear up on its own?? i have wanted a saltwater tank for years and now that i have one im afraid that it may not be going well..any advice would be greatly appreciated!!!
Diatom algae is fine. It will feed off of free silicates in the water and then die off when it's food supply is gone. It is 100% normal in a new tank. Pretty soon you will be scraping gobs of corraline algae off of the glass