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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

The Art of Quarantine

By Bob Goemans

Professional aquarists are devoted users of quarantine methods and for good reason, as they understand what animals undergo from time of capture to arrival at their doorstep. These extremely caring and knowledgeable people realize what an unhealthy specimen could do to their usually very large captive systems if not first quarantined! In fact, this ‘process’ is also used for new arrivals going into their smaller systems, as it’s simply the right thing to do, as there’s no way to tell, even if healthy looking, what this animal could develop over the coming weeks. And fish are not the...read more.

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NEW!Book Spotlight:


The 'Living' Marine Aquarium Manual



Read it HERE for FREE! No need to sign up. No catches. No gimmicks.

Photo Gallery Spotlight


See more in Bob Goemans' "Nano Aquarium" gallery.
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Review Spotlight

Book Review of Damselfishes of the World

By Dr. Gerald R. Allen

TITLE: Damselfishes of the World AUTHOR: Dr. Gerald R. Allen PUBLISHER: Mergus. ISBN 3-88244-008-2 PAGES: 271 PRICE: $48.00 If you want to maintain a comprehensive library, you will want to have this book. This exhaustive work provides an excellent overview of the family Pomacentridae which includes clownfish as well as regular damselfishes. Damselfishes of the World is a superior graphic reference and is another of Dr. Allen's contributions to the aquarium community. The book begins with a brief overview of the damselfish family which includes short sections on behavior, sociabilit...read more.

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Q&A Letter Spotlight

Jason Isely (Plains, PA) writes to Bob about: Auxilary Plenum, Aquarium Setup Advice & Plenum

Dear Mr. Goemans, I am in the process of starting up a 75 gallon reef tank and I am wondering if you could please answer a few questions. I have been trying to do as much research before starting and have read your booklet 'Live Sand Secrets' as well as John H. Tullock's Natural Reef Aquariums. There are a few points that I am unsure of when starting the system, especially when dealing with the plenum. You recommend using aragonite in the first 1 - 2 inches where Tullock indicates that it may eventually turn into chunks of concrete. I understand that you recommend using a dull knife blade...read more.

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