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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Hi Bob, My understanding is that cyanobacteria can fix nitrogen. I have had slime algae problems in the past in my well-lit freshwater plant tanks when nitrates were low, yet phosphates were high. Therefore my thinking in freshwater terms is to either dose nitrates or use water changes to reduce phosphates. In mature freshwater tanks, cyanobacteria appears when nitrates are severely limited with all but a trace phosphate. Does marine hair algae only need phosphate? And if so can I assume it can utilize calcium phosphate bound to live rock? If this is so, then hair algae will have a blo...read more.
Product Review Aerofoamer Protein Skimmer (Written in 2006) There's no doubt protein skimmers have become one of the necessary tools if aquarists are to experience long term success. I've tested many different brands and models, and have never tested a skimmer that compares with the Aerofoamer, manufactured and distributed by Reef Concepts (1), when it comes to efficiency for its physical size and ease of maintenance. Most aquarists probably realize power skimmers utilize counter-current flow dynamics. And, they mostly use a venturi and differ mainly from other type skimmers ...read more.