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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

Marine Aquarium Substrates – Materials & Methods

By Bob Goemans

Substrate is usually regarded as the bed of material that covers the aquarium bottom. The purpose of this bed is twofold; that of providing a natural looking 'lagoon-like' bottom area and, an area of biological filtration. And there’s been much discussion over the past couple of decades about the different types of material that can be used to cover aquarium bottoms and that of its depth. To adequately discuss these aspects, lets first look at the various mediums used and some of their important aspects, then shift to their applications and the results that can be expected from them. T...read more.

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NEW!Book Spotlight:


The 'Living' Marine Aquarium Manual



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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

Rob Hauck writes to Bob about: Algae Control

Hi Bob, I've written you in the past on a couple of tanks that kind of fell in my lap. One was a 120 and the other a 140. Both tanks have done terrific on the trickle filter with live rock in the chamber, huge skimmers and lots of water changes. Maintenance is still 30 gallons bi-weekly, the only additives are PurpleUp daily and controlling the phosphate, which is zero as are the nitrates with calcium around 425 to 450. My problem is with the 140, as I've battled a brown stringing hair algae like substance with bubbles in it, which appears to be some kind of cyanobacteria! It covers the...read more.

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