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I got up this morning and theres this white stringy stuff in my tank. I did a water change last night of 40%.

Any body got an idea what this could be?

Fish are eating good and playing and look fine.

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A picture would help ID what you have. It sounds like some kind of algae but not sure.
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I have no way to take a photo. I was thinking angel hair but I've ever seen it before.

What do I need to do or should I let it go?
 

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I'm unfamiliar with angel hair algae although I have seen hair algae. Look at these and see if any of them look familiar to you.
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Thanks carol
It's fuzz algae.

Thanks for the page. But I still don't know what I'm going to about it I have 2 corys and I don't have room for anymore fish. Plus the tank is still in cycle so changes aren't a good idea.

Like a lot of people I didn't find this page with info on a fishless cycle until I already had my tank up and fish in it. But I am getting a 29 g tank in a few weeks and I will do it the right way thanks to all of you wonderful people and all the info that i am learning on FL.

If anyone knows anything about fuzz algae please let me know.
 

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I personally would remove what I could by hand and just leave it alone until the tank is cycled.
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I thought I would clean the leaves I could at water change by hand. Maybe clean it in the water I am taking out. What do you think about that?
 

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What kind of plant is it? you could just reach in and clean off what you can.
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It's not a real plant I could take it clean it in the bucket of water I pull out.
 

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It's not a real plant I could take it clean it in the bucket of water I pull out.
Since it's not real if you have too you can bleach it to get rid of the algae. Just rinse it really well and soak it in some dechlorinated water for a bit before putting it back in the tank.

Do try using used tank water to clean it first. Use the bleach method as last resort. It won't hurt the plant but will kill any beneficial bacteria growing on it.
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