Seems what I thought was diatoms, seems to be getting hairy looking and brown on LR and sand, I know my tank is still cycling, is the brown hair algae part of the cycle as well? Let me know I can should do anything differently,
Diatoms are a normal part of the tank cycling. You might be experiencing a bit of hair algae which is typically green, but might look different under your lighting. Both are part of the cycling process. I would just let your tank do it's thing and it will pass on its own. Can you get a pic of the algae? Typically brown stringy algae along with bubbles is dinoflagellates. This isn't an algae typically seen during cycling.