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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 - Nudibranch

By Rob Toonen

Rob, I want to get a nudibranch for my tank. I just saw one at the pet shop, but I need to know some background on these things before I get one. I know that they are supposed to be difficult to keep, and I have read advice against adding them to a reef tank in Salt Solutions and elsewhere, but I still want to try. The local shop has a nudibranch right now (sorry I don’t know which one, but it’s the one on the fasTesT test kit box), and the owner tells me that it just cruises along the glass all day eating algae. I wanted to check exactly what these sea slugs eat and anything more.

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NEW!Book Spotlight:

The 'Living' Marine Aquarium Manual

Read it HERE for FREE! No need to sign up. No catches. No gimmicks.

Photo Gallery Spotlight

See more in Craig Polisky's "150 gallon Surge Tank" gallery.
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Review Spotlight

Product Review of Maggie Muffler - Overflow Standpipe Silencer!

Manufactured by Ocean-VU

This short product review was written to alert hobbyists there is a new, quite simple and inexpensive product that will silence those noisy standpipe overflows once and for all! *** There’s no doubt the noise from water flows entering aquarium standpipes has been an annoying noise problem for decades! It has led aquarists to take various steps to try and silence these noisemakers, often involving the investment of considerable cost or time to assemble and install. And then not always succeeding! Now, late 2010, the Maggie Muffler has just come upon the market and is silencing more.

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Q&A Letter Spotlight

Matilda writes to Bob about: Undergravel Filters

Hi Bob, I was reading about this filter, which I came across on EBay and was going to purchase it but I have no idea how it works. Do you have any info on it? Thank you! Matilda [response] Hi Matilda, Thanks for your letter and the photos! That appears to be one of the original French Undergravel Filters, which appeared in the early 1950's and which began the undergravel filter (UGF) timeframe in aquarium history. In fact, I had the first one in the US in 1950! As a keepsake it might have some value, but as a filter, it's quite worthless in this day and age. Below is some text more.

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