I know patience is key. Curious though, after reading about and discussing "the great diatom bloom" I'm a bit shocked that I haven't witnessed this (yet). My tank has been up and running with everything working properly for a month now.
Has anyone else experienced a tank start-up without Diatom everywhere, or would you bet this is just a delayed event that is still coming?
I've got mushrooms and polyps and all kinds of great stuff, even some macro algae growing in the sump/fuge. Just waiting in front of the tank each night with a beer watching things happen and waiting for that sweet layer of brown crap to come.