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MR glossary definitions of Detritus

detritus
Grayish piles of organic compounds that accumulate in the aquarium. Commonly will contain fish wastes, fragments of rock, leftover food, among other things. Usually detritus will accumulate in low water flow areas, sumps, etc.

Detritus
Waste material that accumulated in gray piles in the aquarium. detritus is high in nutrients and should be removed when possible to help prevent the growth of unwanted algae.
 
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