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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.

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

Q&A - Silica Sand - Diatoms

By Rob Toonen

Rob, Like many other people, I have pretty fast diatom growth on the glass of my aquarium, and have to scrape a lot. I have seen a number of solutions proposed by various people about controlling diatom growth in tanks, and the general consensus is that diatoms are regulated by silicon in the tank water. In the current Salt Solutions, there is a response to a similar question that says the principle source of silicon in a marine aquarium is quartz gravel which should only ever be used in freshwater tanks. I have crushed coral in the bottom of my tank, and so that can’t be my probl...read more.

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NEW!Book Spotlight:


The 'Living' Marine Aquarium Manual



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Photo Gallery Spotlight


See more in Steve Weast's "850 gallon Aquarium" gallery.
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Review Spotlight

Book Review of Natural Reef Aquariums

By John H. Tullock

TITLE: Natural Reef Aquariums AUTHOR: John H. Tullock PUBLISHER: Microcosm Ltd.(1997) ISBN 1-890087-00-9 PAGES: 336 PRICE: $29.95 (Softcover) For those who have read John's previous books, you will find "Natural Reef Aquariums, Simplified Approaches to Creating Living Saltwater Microcosms" an absolute must for your marine library bookshelf. Not only is the quality of paper, art work, photographs, editing, and layout of the work superb, but John Tullock has taken us forward with a realistic approach in creating simple, yet healthier reef systems. John shares his many years of experience...read more.

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Q&A Letter Spotlight

Shelly Morrell (Ocala, FL) writes to Bob about: New Tank Syndrome & Unexpected Mortalities

Dear Bob, I write to you, hoping you can shed some light on my problem. Three months ago I had a red slime break out so I used a medication to remove it (which I have used 3 other times prior to that). I did a water change 24 hrs after introducing the medication into the tank. From there on all went down hill. Within days ALL fish had died. The rest of my clams and corals looked "not happy" - Oh, I am getting ahead of myself. I have a 75 gallon reef tank and it has a wet/dry with VHO lighting and a protein skimmer. All equipment appears to be working fine, and I also checked the electric ...read more.

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