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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

Surgeons in My Aquariums

By Bob Goemans

First printed in TFH, December 2006 These fish belong in the “Order Perciformes” and “Suborder Acanthuroidei” as members of the “Family Acanthuridae” (Surgeonfishes), which includes 2 Subfamilies, and 6 genera containing approximately 72 described species. They are a large circumtropical family consisting of fishes with disc-shaped, laterally compressed bodies, such as Angelfish and Butterflyfish. Mostly algae grazers, they are generally found in shallow reef areas and lagoons. The Subfamily Acanthurinae contains the majority of the species, and have three anal spines, wi...read 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 (2008 on)" gallery.
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Review Spotlight

Product Review of The Ultimate DI System

Manufactured by SpectraPure

Product Review ­ The Ultimate DI System (Written 2003 - checkout their newer models) Very early last year I was in the Phoenix Arizona area visiting several aquarium product companies. I normally checkout the area on a monthly basis, only 160 kilometers north of where I live in Tucson, because their population and selection of shops is so much greater than our Tucson area. One of my stops was at the SpectraPure (1) facility to check on the availability of what was rumored to be a new type Deionization (DI) system. Unfortunately, the owner was away on a business trip, however, his wife thoug...read more.

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Q&A Letter Spotlight

Dave Paschick writes to Bob about: Algae Identification

Hi Bob, I wonder if you can help me identify a macroalgae in my aquarium? It's reddish in color and seems to be somewhat brittle. It reminds me of a Holly plant and growing rather slowly. I moved it from my 75 gallon to my 240 gallon reef tank and it's doing well, however my Hippo Tang likes to nibble on it occasionally, but my Yellow Tang is not interested. Any ideas? Thanks, Dave Paschick [response] Hi Dave, Have spent almost 10 hours of my time over the past couple of weeks on trying to ID this alga. After going to four well-known 'icons' in the trade, there remains some conflicti...read more.

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