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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

Activated Carbon – What You Need To Know!

By Bob Goemans

(Published in Marine Habitat – July/Aug 2012) This ‘chemical’ filtration substance is one of the more widely used materials when it comes to maintaining/improving water quality, whether for human consumption or that in freshwater and marine aquariums. Its also probably been utilized longer than any known filtration substance as the Bible has a reference of a ‘wood’ product being used to make bitter water taste sweeter. As to the product itself, it removes dissolved organic compounds (DOC) via a process called adsorption where they become lodged/attached by both a weak physical more.

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NEW!Book Spotlight:

The 'Living' Marine Aquarium Manual

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Photo Gallery Spotlight

See more in Lee Read's "1200g Reef (2003-2008)" gallery.
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Review Spotlight

Product Review of MoonBeam

Manufactured by BrightLights Technologies LLC and Clarity Plus Inc.

Product Review – MoonBeam (Written in 2000 - product no longer available) Have you ever pictured in your mind swimming through a moonlit lagoon? Unfortunately many aquarists have not been fortunate enough to experience such an exhilarating experience. Nevertheless, I'm one of those that have been lucky enough to see shimmering moonlight on the underwater reefs and have always wanted to duplicate that vision of intense glitter lines in my reef aquariums. But that has not been possible until now as the intensity, and sometimes the spectrum of available lamps has been somewhat more.

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Q&A Letter Spotlight

Gordon Leathers writes to Bob about: Deep Sandbed Method, Denitrating Devices & Nitrate Problem

Dear Bob, About 3 1/2 years ago I converted an old aquarium containing a limestone chip bed to one containing a sand bed. I was going to use the plenum as described in your booklets, however, decided to go with a deep bed instead after reading an article against that method. Everything went fine until I started using activated carbon. I had operated for 2 3/4 years without using any carbon. Several months after using the carbon I began to experience an increase in nitrates - from 0 to 10 ppm in 4 months. In the last 4 1/2 months it has climbed to 25 ppm. I do a 15 - 20% water change more.

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