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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

Tube Anemones

By Rob Toonen

In a recent Salt Solutions someone asked if clownfish will accept a tube anemone as a host. The answer was correctly no, and went on to explain that “instead of providing shelter and protection for the clownfish, the tube anemones would quickly consume them!” The column goes on to describe the care of these animals and the answer to that question ends with solid advice as well: “Tube anemones are filter feeders...twice weekly feedings of live or frozen small foods seem to suffice, but the emphasis should be on small and frequent feedings as time will allow.” I think that the advice ...read more.

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NEW!Book Spotlight:


The 'Living' Marine Aquarium Manual



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Photo Gallery Spotlight


See more in John Clipperton's "130 litre Reef" gallery.
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Review Spotlight

Book Review of Ultimate Marine Aquariums, Saltwater Dream Systems And How They Are Created

By Michael S. Paletta

TITLE: Ultimate Marine Aquariums, Saltwater Dream Systems And How They Are Created AUTHOR: Michael S. Paletta PUBLISHER: T.F.H. Publications/Microcosm (2003) ISBN 1-890087-74-2 PAGES: 192 PRICE: $39.95 (Hardcover) Do you want something quite different for your library shelf? Would you be interested in seeing color photos of many very successful marine aquariums? Would you like their related and detailed parameters such as size, system setup procedures, circulation, controlling devices, filtration, lighting, chemistry, livestock, feeding, and other related information? Of course you wou...read more.

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Q&A Letter Spotlight

Matt Lane (Lexington, KY) writes to Bob about: Algae Control

Dear Mr. Goemans, I hope you don't mind, but I would like to solicit your advice on an issue I'm experiencing with my aquarium. I have a 180 gallon tank with an Eco-wheel for filtration. There is about 200 pounds of live rock, and a 4 - 5 inch sandbed (1/3 crushed coral, 1/3 fine sand, and 1/3 medium grain sand), and no plenum. The tank has been running for about 18 months now and until the last 3 months my only problem was a dinoflagellate outbreak, which I overcame last spring. My tank was improving and I thought by adding some soluble iron that would help the turf algae grow on the Eco...read more.

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