New to brewing kombucha - Is this mold?

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I'm new to brewing kombucha. I conservatively threw my first batch out for mold on the SCOBY. I'm hoping this is ok on batch #2. I really can't get a good picture of this thing, but it's small and kind of looks fuzzy, which seems to be what everyone says is the indicator of mold. What do you think?:

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I think I tried to go too big on my first batch (2 gallons with an off-the-shelf SCOBY and starter tea), so I dialed it back to 1 gallon this time. The pH was 3.5-4.0.

I have my vessel in my kitchen, instead of my basement, to keep it warmer. Maybe I need to move it to a different area on the same floor?
 

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