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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

FLUORESCENT LIGHTS - HOW THEY WORK

By Articles from Reefscape.net

(Posted with www.reefscapes.net and Breefcase's permission from works written in reefs.org) Fluorescent lamps are a type of gas discharge tube. A pair of electrodes, one at each end of the tube, are sealed inside along with a drop of mercury and some inert gases (usually argon or metal halides), at very low pressure (close to a vacuum). The inside of the tube is coated with a phosphor which produces visible light at the desired color when excited with the ultra-violet (UV) radiation produced by the gas plasma. When the lamp is off, the mercury/gas mixture is non-conductive. When power is...read more.

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NEW!Book Spotlight:


The 'Living' Marine Aquarium Manual



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Photo Gallery Spotlight


See more in Frank Gari's "270 gallon Curved Fish-Only" gallery.
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Review Spotlight

Book Review of Marine Aquarium Handbook, Beginner to Breeder (Revised & Expanded Third Edition)

By Martin A. Moe, Jr.

TITLE: Marine Aquarium Handbook, Beginner to Breeder (Revised & Expanded Third Edition) AUTHOR: Martin A. Moe, Jr. PUBLISHER: T.F.H. Publications/Microcosm Ltd. (2009) ISBN 13: 978-0-9820262-1-2 PAGES: 352 PRICE: $24.95 (Softcover) This third edition encompasses several decades of major contributions to the marine aquarium hobby and offers an expanded and up to date ā€˜Aā€™ to ā€˜Zā€™ approach to marine aquarium keeping. And whether new to the hobby or an experienced aquarist, its content is fashioned to enlighten all that read it and does so in a non-technical format that is not onl...read more.

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Q&A Letter Spotlight

C. Evans (Gloucestershire) writes to Bob about: Chillers & Temperature

Dear Bob, I have a 36" x 15" x 18" reef tank. My problem is keeping the water temperature low in summer. I have tried using a big fan but it doesn't seem to help that much. I understand that in the USA you can get a chiller that looks and works like a heater/thermostat. If this is so, can you buy them in the UK or could you please let me have a contact address for a company in America that makes them? If not, do you have any tips on keeping the tank cool? C. Evans Gloucestershire [response] Hi Mr. Evens, Since summer temperatures in my hometown of Tucson Arizona occasionally r...read more.

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