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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

Q&A - Cowrie

By Rob Toonen

Rob, I just purchased a tiger cowrie yesterday and am wondering what do they eat? I know they have a mantle that covers their shell when they are feeding, and my pet shop told me that they are generalist feeders who make great scavengers in the tank, but what are they actually feeding on? Is it algae? Are they filter feeding with those frills on their back or what? Thanks, Robert Robert, Let me start by explaining some terms I’ll use before I get into this answer. Snails are members of the Class Gastropoda in the Phylum Mollusca. The molluscs include such familiar groups more.

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NEW!Book Spotlight:

The 'Living' Marine Aquarium Manual

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Review Spotlight

Product Review of AeroForce AP (Air Pump) HOT (Hang-On-Tank) Protein Skimmer

Manufactured by CPRUSA

(Written 2012) Over the past decade I’ve had many small aquariums, some already coming equipped with a protein skimmer. Nevertheless, those and other small skimmers that I have acquired over the past years have left me less than 100% satisfied with their performance. They either required more maintenance to keep running somewhat effectively than they should have or they could not be set properly to stop their tiny air bubbles from entering the aquarium. Both of these situations have caused me to frequently search the Internet for newcomers that might meet my needs/requirements when it more.

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Q&A Letter Spotlight

Jim Reid (Melbourne Beach, Florida) writes to Bob about: Head & Lateral Line Erosion (HLLE), Phosphates & Deep Sandbed Method

Hi Bob, Bruce at ROWAphos told me to email you regarding my DSB. I'm having some serious problems with phosphate and hole in the head. My aquarium is 380 gallons along with 200 gallons in the sump. The tank is made of acrylic in a normal rectangle shape. It has a DSB that is on average 6" deep. It's a SeaFloor special grade sand by CaribSea. It has been set up for 4 years. It's a fish only live rock system. The fish population consists of: * 1 Majestic Angel 6" * 1 Regal Tang 7" * 3 Purple Tangs 3-4" * 1 Clown Trigger 7" * 1 Psedochromis 4" * 12 Chromis more.

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