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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

A Buyer's Guide To Calcium Additives

By Matt Clarke

Calcium is essential to the growth of coralline algae and most invertebrates, especially corals. It is taken up rapidly during growth and needs to be replenished regularly. It's just one of a group of water parameters, including alkalinity, magnesium and salinity, that need monitoring closely if you keep inverts, and it's important that the levels are maintained at a concentration similar to that of natural sea water. In the case of calcium, that's somewhere around the 400 - 420ppm mark. If the levels of these minerals drop too low, it may have a detrimental effect on coral growth and more.

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NEW!Book Spotlight:

The 'Living' Marine Aquarium Manual

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Photo Gallery Spotlight

See more in Gary Dietschler's "240 gallons" gallery.
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Review Spotlight

Product Review of Remora Pro

Manufactured by AquaC

AquaC Remora Pro: Note, this Product Review was written for Marine Fish Monthly for their November 2000 issue. Back in January of this year I reviewed the newest type protein skimmer to come upon the market. I noted that while attending MACNA the previous September I had met Jason Kim, owner of AquaC at his product booth. I was especially interested in his new and unique spray nozzle technology and wondered whether it was something truly beneficial or just product hype. I came away from that meeting with some impressive handout material. It actually contained real test data, more 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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