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vanalisa

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Diatoms are algae, one species of algae.
Light bulb moment.
One species of algae, brown.
I have most likely been imagining the pictures of the remains, before all they are is Dust in the Waves!
Cracking myself up at your expense, when you've all been so patient with the whole diatoms thing...
 

vanalisa

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Light bulb moment.
One species of algae, brown.
I have most likely been imagining the pictures of the remains, before all they are is Dust in the Waves!
Cracking myself up at your expense, when you've all been so patient with the whole diatoms thing...
Not feeling so bad; the quote below says they are an "'enigma.'" Plant nor animal. Clarifies the silica part, too.

"'Elegant Casings,'" Indeed!Diatomslide.jpg

"Diatoms are an enigma. Neither plant nor animal, they share biochemical features of both. Though simple single-celled algae, they are covered with elegant casings sculpted from silica. ... Diatoms occupy vast swaths of ocean and fresh water, where they play a key role in the global carbon cycle".

Sep 30, 2004
https://www.sciencemag.org › news
Diatoms Deciphered | Science | AAAS
 

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You could always get an algae eater fish. I know otto catfish eat the diatoms and clean it up.
 
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