No diatoms yet

Aveek B

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Hi all,

My tank has cycle completed end of week 4. This is week 6 and i see no diatoms yet. Is that an issue?

Parameters-
Ammonia-0, nitrite-0, nitrate-30
Salinity-1.026
Temp-80 F
PO4- not traceable
No live stock yet.

Cycled with ghost feeding/ ammonium chloride and dr. Tims bac. Dry rock, live sand.

The tank does not get daylight.
Light on for 2 weeks - blue 12hrs white-4hrs
 
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Nope not a worry. The light should start fueling some film algae growth soon. If not, it will come with your first coral.
 
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