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Looks like Ick yep.   Not really a big deal if you don't have shrimp in your tank



Easiest way to get rid of it is to up the temp in your tank.  The high temp kills the ick      Here is a good write up on it    http://www.aquahobby.com/articles/e_ich2.php


In my fish only tank I did a combo of the high temp and salt.  I never used any of the ick treatments.    2 year in a row during the winter New hampshire lost power in big storms..   We had no power for 4 days one of the times and over a week the other..  both times my tank came up with ick when it was over.  


Beware if you have plants and use the salt it will wreck havok on your plants if not kill them all.  From what I remember most of my plants did eventually spring back but it was not pretty.  

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