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Is this algae??

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Ive noticed this white fuzz on my driftwood and have scurbbed it off during a water change and it has now returned. Is this algae if no that is it and how do i treat it? Any input appreciated thanks.
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No, it's just a fungus/mold/bacteria that is extremely common on wood when newly introduced to water. It will run its course in short order, wouldn't worry about it unless you just don't like looking at it.
Boiling the wood for several hours and/or bleach dipping may help reduce the blooms if it bothers you enough to take drastic steps.
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