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!
New Approach to Treating Marine Ich and other Ciliates/Flagellates Protozoan Parasites!
By Bob Goemans & Lance Ichinotsubo
Marine aquarists have for decades been troubled with three very common maladies, i.e., Cryptocaryon irritans (Marine Ich, White Spot Disease); Amyloodinium ocellatum (Velvet/Coral Fish Disease); and, Brooklynella hostilis (Clownfish Disease). These troublesome single-cell organisms possess either flagella (whip-like appendages) or hair–like cilia that are used for locomotion and/or feeding. It appears many of these parasites are ubiquitous, and almost always present either on existing fish in numbers not radically affecting them, or in aquarium organic debris awaiting a ‘window of oppo...read more.See other Articles.
The 'Living' Marine Aquarium Manual
Read it HERE for FREE! No need to sign up. No catches. No gimmicks.
Book Review of Aquarium Keeping & Rescue, The Essential Saltwater Handbook & Log
By Carl DelFavero
TITLE: Aquarium Keeping & Rescue, The Essential Saltwater Handbook & Log AUTHOR: Carl DelFavero PUBLISHER: T.F.H. Publications/Microcosm Ltd. (2005) ISBN 1-890087-49-1 PAGES: 112 PRICE: $19.95 No matter what your level of expertise, a good, non-technical how-to-do-it 'guide' has a place in your personal aquarium book library. And the author, Carl DelFavero, with over thirty years experience, provides just that with an uncomplicated well written text that is abundantly illustrated with color photographs, diagrams, charts, and drawings. The beauty of this book is not in its color phot...read more.See other Reviews.
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.See other Letters and Answers.