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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.

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.

Use the tabs above to navigate to different parts of the website, or click on any link that catches your eye. I hope you find the site useful and informative!

Article Spotlight

Q&A - Giant Clam Feeding

By Rob Toonen

Rob, I am interested in getting a giant clam for my reef tank. I wanted to get a small one because they are cheaper, but I was told that small clams 1 to 2 inches in size are more dependent on filter feeding than on lights. Is this true? Do I have to feed my clam if I get a small one? Thanks, Tim Tim, Well, the answer to whether or not juvenile tridacnid clams are more dependent on suspension feeding than older clams is both yes and no. It is not quite true that small clams in the 1-2 inch size range are more dependent on filtering particles from the water column than from n...read more.

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NEW!Book Spotlight:


The 'Living' Marine Aquarium Manual



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Photo Gallery Spotlight


See more in Bob Goemans' "Home Office" gallery.
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Review Spotlight

Book Review of Reef Fishes, Volume V: Wrasses & Parrotfishes

By Scott Michael

TITLE: Reef Fishes Vol. V - Wrasses & Parrotfishes, The Complete Illustrated Guide To Their Identification, Behaviors, And Captive Care AUTHOR: Scott W. Michael PUBLISHER: T.F.H. Publications/Microcosm Ltd. (2009) ISBN 1-890087-44-0 PAGES: 400 PRICE: $69.95 (Hardcover) The book series titled ‘Reef Fishes’ originally began as a four book series in 1999, but has now apparently expanded to a set of nine books. And with this edition quickly following Vol. IV, which was dedicated to Damselfishes and Anemonefishes, could be, hopefully, we will not be waiting another ten years for the ...read more.

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Q&A Letter Spotlight

Stanley Tan (Singapore) writes to Bob about: Plenum & Live Sand

Hi Bob, My name is Stanley and I'm a Singaporean and work in Malaysia. It's been awhile since we spoke. I hope you will have time for another long email. I have just purchased two of your books and must say they did answered lots of my questions about a NNR or plenum system! Currently I have a 40 gallon tank and have installed a plenum and coral sand (made of coral chips and shell chips). Live sand is not available both in Singapore or Malaysia (or I have not been able to locate it) and aragonite sand costs about $10 per KG, which means about $500 if I want to fill it with 50KG! The...read more.

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