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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

Shrimp – Yummy - No, not that kind!

By Bob Goemans

One of the best things about reef keeping is the wide selection of readily available invertebrate, and shrimp is definitely one of them! They not only do well in most reef aquaria, they can also do good in some fish-only systems if care is taken when it comes to their tankmates and water quality. Before discussing some of interest, lets take a look at where they fit into the Phylum Arthropoda (joint-legged animals), which also contains insects and spiders. Its Subphylum Crustacea, which of course is of more interest to aquarists, contains seven classes with over 32,000 described species...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 Aquariums: Windows to the World

By Leighton Taylor

TITLE: Aquariums: Windows to the World AUTHOR: Leighton Taylor PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster Inc. ISBN 0-671-85019-9 PAGES: 170 PRICE: $35.00 Want something quite different for your library shelf? Then you may find "Aquariums: Windows to the World" just that. If you have ever dreamed about visiting some of the many public aquariums throughout the world, then this book has much to offer. Written by Leighto Taylor an aquarium expert ( as a place and not that little closed system in your living room), it traces the history of aquariums from their beginnings in Victorian England to the curre...read more.

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Q&A Letter Spotlight

Rob Hauck (Texas) writes to Bob about: Aquarium Setup Advice

Hi Mr. Goemans, I've contacted you in the past about a 120 gallon reef tank that I inherited in bad shape. (Published in the September 2007 issue of FAMA) You walked me through converting the wet/dry into a usable filter and laid out a maintenance schedule for me. Since then the tank has been doing fantastic. Everything I have added has done super. I am using all the Salifert test kits, Warner Marine x-phosphate and 25% water changes bi-weekly with sand bed vacuuming. I have another 140 gallon sitting empty with a large skimmer, wet/dry and a Hamilton lighting system consisting of a 25...read more.

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