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Saltcorner is a website that is dedicated to the hobby of marine aquarium keeping and is the creation of aquarium author Bob Goemans, who has written a column of the same name for many years.

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Article Spotlight

Sandbeds - Part II

By Bob Goemans and Sam Gamble

Hopefully you have read Part I in last months FAMA as it would be very helpful to understand what you're about to read here. Without its interpretations of various words, some of what is here may be misunderstood. Over the past few years the thought has been that the difference between a plenum system and a Deep Sandbed (DSB) was that the plenum method functions via diffusion, and the DSB functions via bioturbation. This is false or perhaps just misplaced thinking. Both systems have diffusion and bioturbation. However, it's the degree of each that helps set them apart, along with some more.

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NEW!Book Spotlight:

The 'Living' Marine Aquarium Manual

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Photo Gallery Spotlight

See more in Frank Rossi's "120g Plenum System" gallery.
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Review Spotlight

Book Review of Zooplankton of the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, A Guide to Their Identification and Ecology

By William S. Johnson & Dennis M. Allen

TITLE: Zooplankton of the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, A Guide to Their Identification and Ecology AUTHOR: William S. Johnson & Dennis M. Allen PUBLISHER: The John Hopkins University Press ISBN 0-8018-8019X (hardcover) - 0-8018-8168 (paperback) PAGES: 380 PRICE: $80.00 (hardcover) - $44.95 (paperback) It could be said a marine scientist instead of a long-term marine hobbyist should have written this book review. However, if it would have gone that direction its quite possible it would have then possibly resulted in the value of this work being overlooked from a hobbyist's standpoint! I'm more.

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Q&A Letter Spotlight

Sergio Angular writes to Bob about: Sandbed Hardening

gs Bob, Hope all is well. I am having a problem with my CaribSea crushed coral. Its 2 years and 8 months old and in a 20 gallon tank, with a 10 gallon bare bottom sump. This is a mini reef with 40 pounds of special grade reef live crushed coral. It also contains about 20 pounds of live rock. In the tank I have 1 damselfish, 1 emerald crab, and a couple of snails. My corals are star polyps, a colony of pumping Xenia that are splitting and mushrooms that are growing all over the tank, but recently are fading in color. The equipment I'm using is a CPR skimmer box, a Marineland 360 canister more.

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