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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.

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!

Article Spotlight

Q&A - Xmastree Worms

By Rob Toonen

Rob, I really want to get a Christmas Tree Worm rock, but I have been told that the worms will only survive if I can also keep the Porites coral in which they live alive. I have seen several nice pieces of Christmas Tree Worm rock in the local pet shops, but the coral is already dead or dying when I find them, and I don’t want to spend a lot of money on a rock that won’t last. Why is it that the worm needs the live coral to survive, and what conditions do these worms need to survive in my aquarium? Thanks, Chris Chris, I'm not sure where the idea that the Christmas Tree Wo...read more.

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NEW!Book Spotlight:


The 'Living' Marine Aquarium Manual



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Photo Gallery Spotlight


See more in Mitch Gibbs' "300g Revolving Aquarium" gallery.
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Review Spotlight

Book Review of A Divers Guide to Reef Life

By Andrea & Antonella Ferrari

TITLE: A Diver's Guide to Reef Life AUTHORS: Andrea & Antonella Ferrari PUBLISHER: Nautilus Publishing (2006) ISBN 983-2731-01-1 PAGES: 480 PRICE: $45.00 This is truly an outstanding book and whether you're a marine hobbyist or diver, you 'will' find this work a 'must have' for your personal library! And once you actually pick up this hard cover book and open it, its extra-special quality becomes evident. Besides its physical high quality, it contains 1200 absolutely gorgeous color photographs of various tropical marine species, mostly fish and invertebrates, from the Indo-Pacific an...read more.

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Q&A Letter Spotlight

M.C. Raúl Antonio Aguilar Castillejos writes to Bob about: System Update, Plenum & Freshwater

Dear Mr. Goemans: I wrote you a year ago (see below the letter) about the installation of a Freshwater plenum, and where you responded that I should remove the anti-dig mesh screen. I also made another change and used for the gravel 3 - 5 mm clay (In fact I use cat clay, without any additive of course). Do you remember? "I'm going to start a new system with a 36''L x 15''H x 10''W aquarium. This will be a freshwater tank with 30 Paracherodon axelrodi and 4 Microgeophagus ramirezi and a lot of plants. I'll use a plenum as its main filtration system (I think I'll be the first in Mexico t...read more.

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