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What is Saltcorner?

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

Elysia crispata Sea Slug Spawning in a 100 Gallon Reef Aquarium

By Paul Baldassano

My 100-gallon reef tank was recently overtaken by hair algae, an unfortunate plight that befalls many older reef tanks. I set up this tank in 1972 and cleaned it thoroughly only once, about 25 years ago. Putting off a long overdo cleaning, I decided to add an animal that was advertised as something that would eat this menacing algae. To this end I acquired what was sold as a "lettuce nudibranch" and placed it in the tank. To my surprise, it was not the least bit interested in eating the hair algae--or as far as I could tell, anything else. Still, the newcomer was interesting to me in more.

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NEW!Book Spotlight:

The 'Living' Marine Aquarium Manual

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Photo Gallery Spotlight

See more in Bernd Losert's "90g System" gallery.
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Review Spotlight

Product Review of AeroForce AP (Air Pump) HOT (Hang-On-Tank) Protein Skimmer

Manufactured by CPRUSA

(Written 2012) Over the past decade I’ve had many small aquariums, some already coming equipped with a protein skimmer. Nevertheless, those and other small skimmers that I have acquired over the past years have left me less than 100% satisfied with their performance. They either required more maintenance to keep running somewhat effectively than they should have or they could not be set properly to stop their tiny air bubbles from entering the aquarium. Both of these situations have caused me to frequently search the Internet for newcomers that might meet my needs/requirements when it more.

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Q&A Letter Spotlight

Rencia De Beer (KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa) writes to Bob about: Cleaner Shrimp

Dear Bob, I currently have a couple of Bumblebee shrimps and they are great pets to keep. They are very easy to feed and I though you might like to know have observed them cleaning my fish. Out of all my shrimps they are by far my favourite. Regards Rencia De Beer, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa [response] Dear Rencia, Thanks for your email, and yes, these small shrimp, about 1 inch (2.5 cm), Gnathophyllum americanum, also called Striped Harlequin Shrimp are becoming more popular in the trade. They hail from the Indo-West Pacific and are found living with seastars, urchins, and more.

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