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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

Q&A - Flame Scallop

By Rob Toonen

Rob What is the story with Flame Scallops? They are beautiful and cheap at the local shops, and there have recently been some really gorgeous red flame scallops with bioluminescent "U"s inside the shell. I really like these guys, and I Want one in my tank, but I’m sure that you’ll tell me some good reason not to get one . . . Thanks, Klein. Klein, Let me start off by saying that “flame” or “flashing scallops” (as the bioluminescent ones are known) are all species in the genus Lima. Although these animals are called “scallops” they are not related to scallops more.

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NEW!Book Spotlight:

The 'Living' Marine Aquarium Manual

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Review Spotlight

Product Review of Aerofoamer Protein Skimmer

Manufactured by Reef Concepts

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 more.

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Q&A Letter Spotlight

Vincent Fusik writes to Bob about: Aquarium Setup Advice

Hi Bob I have been out of the saltwater arena for 20 plus years, and am thinking about giving it another try. I'm thinking about setting up a 50 gallon tank with live rock, soft corals and a few anemones, along with a few clownfish. I want to keep things simple and started to acquire some of the items I would need. Picked up an Eheim 2224 professional filter unit and a 36" light system that had been made by Custom SeaLife (company out of business). It has two twin 96W tubes, one labeled ultra actinic and the other 6700K ultra daylight. The other items I planned to add are a Venturi driven more.

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