Critter Spotlight: Neopomacentrus bankieri
Photo Credit: Vincent Hargreaves
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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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By Bob Goemans
In the wild there are always sufficient buffering elements and/or compounds to maintain pH at about 8.2. Nevertheless, in our aquaria those constituents, generally called ‘alkalinity,’ are constantly consumed, especially in reef aquaria where its ‘calcium’ content becomes a major player in the buffer system. Probably the most widely used method for maintaining its players; pH, alkalinity, and calcium, are with ‘Kalkwasser’ additions. Kalkwasser (chalk water/calcareous water) also referred to as Limewater, can be utilized to makeup for evaporation and at the same time add calciu...read more.See other Articles.
The 'Living' Marine Aquarium Manual
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Photo Gallery Spotlight
See more in Mitch Gibbs' "300g Revolving Aquarium" gallery.
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Book Review of Reef Secrets - Starting Right, Selecting Fishes & Invertebrates, Advanced Biotope Techniques
By Alf Jacob Nilsen & Svein Fosså
TITLE: Reef Secrets, - Starting Right, Selecting Fishes & Invertebrates, Advanced Biotope Techniques AUTHOR: Alf Jacob Nilsen & Svein Fosså PUBLISHER: T.F.H. Publications/Microcosm (2002) ISBN: 1-890087-67-X PAGES: 240 PRICE: $39.95 (Hardcover) There are many books to choose from, with some written more for the novice or those wanting more scientific data. Some are short on facts and heavy on pretty pictures. Others are simply boring and lack the combination of easy to understand facts and the needed associated photography. This is not the case with Reef Secrets, as it combines the kn...read more.See other Reviews.
Q&A Letter Spotlight
Lee Andrews (England) writes to Bob about: Stocking Recommendations
Dear Sir, At present I have a mixed 50/50 tank of fish, and some corals. What I would like you to know is that I have recently purchased an emperor angel fish (juvenile) and have now read that in time as he reaches adulthood, he will devour my corals. Is there any way I can stop him from doing such a thing or is there any invertebrate out there that he will not touch and still have a tank with some corals. With Thanks, Lee Andrews - England [response] Dear Lee, Thanks for your inquiry and as for changing feeding and disposition characteristics that have been built-in for centur...read more.See other Letters and Answers.