have gotten some type of algae (hair?) on my wood 30 Gallon Tank 

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I believe that this is white hair algae, but not sure at all. Tried finding pictures on-line that exactly match this, and couldn't.

Have had the wood in the tank for a few weeks. No problems at all until this morning when I noticed that the wood had become "hairy" for lack of a better word.

Water params remain constant. I "may" be overfeeding a bit. Not my usual style and something I pay close attention to, but it's possible. I have to think this has been caused by nitrite activity, although I get 0 nitrite readings.

Should I do anything? Is this a danger to the fish?

Will post a photo as soon as my stupid kodak program starts working.

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Hello Lynda,

It is a type of algae and is not harmful to your tank and fish. Some fish may feed from it. It has to run its course and then it probably won't return. I had it on some cypress stumps years ago. I just removed it with my hand but it returned. I left it alone and it eventually went away.

Very common in new tanks.

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Ken, thank you. Could you please just look at the photos I've just posted and confirm? x
 

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HI LyndaB,

Yes, white and fuzzy, I call it white hair algae. Looks exactly like what I had on my cypress.

Great quality photos!

Ken
 
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Thanks Ken.....
 
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