So I just returned from a six day trip to find all of my tank buddies fine. Ariel is plump, Gyrados was happy to see me by the way he swam up, and the ghost shrimp have all shed and are bigger.
G-Man's 5 gal though is COVERED in white hair algae! All of the plants seem to be fine (the duckweed and riccia have actually propagated like crazy), but the gravel looks like there's been a blizzard and the glass has some green algae growing on it.
How do I get rid of this stuff? Is there anything that will eat it? Currently the tank has 1 betta and 4 ghost shrimp, but if I can I'll add anything to keep this stuff at bay because it's nasty looking.