Strange blobs on my sand bed.

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  1. NelsonLuz

    NelsonLuz

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    Hi All

    I have my first reef tank setup for about 6 months now. No corals yet.

    I have
    1 x yellow tang
    1 x fire goby
    3 x clown fish
    1 x cleaner wrasse

    Recently, I say in the last month some strange greenish brown blobs keep forming on the sand. I remove them but the next day there is another one and I get more daily.

    I have tried to find out what it is but with no success. Please see the attached picture.
    Any help is appreciated.

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    459b Moderator MASA Contributor

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    How big are they?
     
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    It could be Chlorophyte Algae.
     
  5. NelsonLuz

    NelsonLuz Thread Starter

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    Hi Guys.
    Thanks for your replies.

    I found out what it is. Turns out it is poop from my Yellow Tang.
    I didn't think a Yellow tang could poop that big. I was watching the tank and noticed that my Yellow Tang was pooping and the poop dropped down to the bottom of the tank.
    That's when I noticed that the blobs and the poop are the same thing.

    Thanks guys.
     
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    I think your flow rate is too low. That shit needs to be in the water column eventually washing over the overflow to the sump for filtration. Not as a pile on the sand.
     
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