Algae Springing up

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    Shep

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    Hey,

    So I have been cycling my tank for about a week now using dead sand/rock and over the last day or so I have noticed all of this algae springing up. I figured it was a normal part of tank cycling but I just want to check and make sure. Is this normal for a cycling tank or do I need to do something to stop it?
     

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    Are you talking about those dark spots on the sand?

    I haven't a clue on what type of algae that is.I wouldn't worry about it during the cycling period.
     
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    Sakura2282 Reef lover!!!

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    It could be just diatoms, my rocks were cover with brown spots during the cycle and they were diatoms.
     
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