By Bob Goemans

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.

Whether you're looking for information about animals and plants/algae; for informative articles by noted aquarium authors; for product or book reviews; for photo galleries of impressive home aquariums; for information about Bob's books; or troubleshooting/advice correspondence on a wide range of topics, there's a lot of information here. And it's all free to you thanks to the generous support of our website sponsors who keep the website's lights turned on.

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55 gallon photo gallery.

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Q&A Letter Spotlight

Tom Gray writes to Bob about:
Bio-Balls, Trickle Filters & Plenum

Dear Bob, I have several reef systems that have a plenum system installed with a trickle filter. All of the systems have sufficient live rock included in the aquarium itself and a good protein skimmer. They are stocked with numerous corals and a moderate number of fish. Would you agree that the systems would function best without the bio-balls in the trickle filter? Wouldn't the trickle filters function as a sump without the bio-balls? I have one 400 gallon system that has bio-balls added in a header box and in a sump where they are completely submerged by water, as well as bio-balls in more.

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Review Spotlight

Product Review of AquaC Protein Skimmers - Second Generation Models

Manufactured by AquaC

Product Review ­ AquaC Protein Skimmers - Second Generation Models (Written in 2002) This is my third test of different AquaC (1) skimmer models and both prior units were of excellent leading edge designs. The same is true of this 'second generation' model, the EV 240, which contains 'significant' improvements. I met the owner of AquaC, Jason Kim, at his product booth a few years ago at a MACNA event. I was especially intrigued with his new and unique spray nozzle technology (U.S. Patent #6,156,209). Testing of first generation EV models (there were three models ­ EV-90; more.

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