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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

Dreaming of Dragons

By Bob Goemans

Does the title of this article bring to mind the image of a flame breathing ‘dragon’ - or possibly those illustrated in Chinese lore? Maybe so, but where aquarists’ are concerned, the ‘dragons’ in myths and legends do exist, and they are found in the cool, 56 - 65°F (14 – 18°C) Southern and Western Australian waters. They, Seadragons, are in the Family Syngnathidae, as are other tube-shaped mouthed fish such as seahorses and pipefish. It is believed they evolved from a common ancestor with bass, cichlids, perches, and sticklebacks during the lower Tertiary Period about 45 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 Reef Sharks & Rays of the World

By Scott W. Michael

TITLE: Reef Sharks & Rays of the World AUTHOR: Scott W. Michael PUBLISHER: Sea Challengers ISBN 0-930118-18-9 PAGES: 107 PRICE: $24.95 This softcover book, with 173 color photographs and numerous pen and ink drawings is mainly an identification guide for divers. The book/guide describes 120 species of sharks and 112 species of rays from around the world. Along with helping the diver identify the shark or ray in question, the guide also provides information to their behavior and ecology. There is a brief introduction on sharks and rays (elasmobranchs), followed 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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