Hi there, am new to the site and trying to learn as much as possible! I recently got a fluval 2.6 gallon (spec 3) (small I know) - I'm using the original filter, took out the carbon and added more ceramic rings, I put a little Hydor Theo heater in the back, the substrate is fluval stratum and I've added marina mopani driftwood, java fern and anubias barteri. I used 40% water from my other tank and 60% new temperature-matched water with some tetra aquasafe. I added the substrate, plants and driftwood yesterday, it looked great! Now there's this white misty stuff on the driftwood - I've seen green and brown algae before...is this new algae? What can I do to sort it out? I read that driftwood can leak tannins into the water and turn it brown, that a way to avoid this was soak it for a long time and boil it to get tannins out - so I did boil it on and off for 3 days and change the water around (my boyfriend thought I'd gone mad when he saw driftwood on the hob!) - have I ruined it somehow, overcooked driftwood? There are no fish in there currently, I have a test kit on the way - should be here on Monday. Any help would be much appreciated!