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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.

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Article Spotlight

Rays and their Relatives. Batoids For The Home Aquarium?

By Robert (Bob) Fenner

Reprinted from with permission ( Stingrays, family Dasyatidae: Marine, brackish, freshwater (the subfamily Potamotrygonidae, which I have as a family here). Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. Nine genera, 69 species. To distinguish from the Round Stingrays, no caudal fin, tail longer than body, body disc more than 1.3 times as wide as long. Dasyatis americana (Hildebrand & Schroeder 1928), the Southern Stingray. Western Atlantic; New Jersey to Brazil. To over six feet in diameter. Below: A full and business end view of a specimen in Tobago more.

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NEW!Book Spotlight:

The 'Living' Marine Aquarium Manual

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Photo Gallery Spotlight

See more in Living Color Enterprises' "Artificial Reef Aquaria" gallery.
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Review Spotlight

Book Review of Sea Anemones a hobby

By U. Erich Friese

TITLE: Sea Anemones a hobby AUTHOR: U. Erich Friese PUBLISHER: T.F.H. Publications ISBN 0-86622-539-0 PAGES: 320 PRICE: $39.95 Anemones are extremely popular in this portion of the hobby, but the wide variety of these marine invertebrate are a challenge to identify. With well over 200 super quality color photographs besides a wealth of information on their history, biology, general characteristics, classification/subclasses, symbiotic partners, care in the aquarium, etc., "Sea Anemones a hobby" goes a very long way in fulfilling the vacuum in our more.

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Q&A Letter Spotlight

Scott Adams writes to Bob about: Algae Control

Dear Bob, Have been fighting an issue for months and am hoping you can help. The problem is having red algae on the aquarium substrate/gravel. The pattern always seems to be the same - I do my regular water change on Saturday (10 percent only RO water), including vacuuming the gravel and it looks great. Then by Tuesday spots start to appear and by Friday it's back in all its glory. The alga goes away when the lights are off and returns during the day. I have tried almost everything I can think of except tear down the tank. All of the livestock is doing really well so I certainly don't want more.

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