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Old 04-27-2011, 08:33 PM   #1
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There is a huge pile of little pieces of brown stuff in my sand and was wondering what it is. It looks like poop but I only have a cleaner shrimp and a firefish goby. I also have a cuc I bought from reefcleaners. My tank is 55g. I would appreciate your guys help. The second pic is a close up.
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I think it is CUC poop. They process the sand thru their simple digestive system and leave behind little tubes of mostly compressed sand.
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How old is the tank?
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It is around 2 months old. It might be their poop cuz they r a cylinder shape lol.
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Maybe, that just seems like a lot
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Do you have Turbo Snails? It looks like Turbo Snail poop to me.
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In the wild, the sea cucumbers get several feet long and process a lot of sand. Since it doesn't remain inside them very long, they process a lot. Even little ones.
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... I also have a cuc I bought from reefcleaners. ...
Do you mean "cuc", like "clean up crew". Or "cuc", like "sea cucumber"?
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In the wild, the sea cucumbers get several feet long and process a lot of sand. Since it doesn't remain inside them very long, they process a lot. Even little ones.
The droppings don't look like compacted sand to me they look like Tubo Snail...
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I think I have like 3-5 turbo snails. And when I said cuc I mean clean up crew. Sorry for the confusion.
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