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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


By James Gasta

Too often reef aquarists concentrate on providing ideal water chemistry that mimics that found on the reefs and less thought is given toward providing the ideal lighting spectrum for their corals. Water chemistry on the reef is very stable as is the light spectrum that falls on the reefs. The light spectrum will be the same whether you are 20 feet deep on Fiji's reefs or 20 feet deep on Hawaii's reefs. Duplicating the light spectrum is just as important as duplicating the water chemistry if we want our corals to grow and flourish. To accomplish this, Orphek engineers have worked for more.

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NEW!Book Spotlight:

The 'Living' Marine Aquarium Manual

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Photo Gallery Spotlight

See more in Mauricia Kemp's "Seahorse Aquarium" gallery.
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Review Spotlight

Book Review of Reef Fishes, Volume V: Wrasses & Parrotfishes

By Scott Michael

TITLE: Reef Fishes Vol. V - Wrasses & Parrotfishes, The Complete Illustrated Guide To Their Identification, Behaviors, And Captive Care AUTHOR: Scott W. Michael PUBLISHER: T.F.H. Publications/Microcosm Ltd. (2009) ISBN 1-890087-44-0 PAGES: 400 PRICE: $69.95 (Hardcover) The book series titled ‘Reef Fishes’ originally began as a four book series in 1999, but has now apparently expanded to a set of nine books. And with this edition quickly following Vol. IV, which was dedicated to Damselfishes and Anemonefishes, could be, hopefully, we will not be waiting another ten years for the more.

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Q&A Letter Spotlight

Mark Szwabinsky writes to Bob about: Deep Sandbed Method, Plenum & Sandbed Substrates

Dear Bob, First of all, thank you for the responses to my emails in the past. You should be commended for the efforts you put into the marine aquarium hobby. You are very unselfish with your time, and I think I've emailed you three times over the past five years and have gotten a great response each time. I don't know how you do it. I would like to know if there has been any more study on the substrate size used in the plenum system. What I would like to do is use the recommended size for the 1st layer of substrate. On top of that I would like to put 2 layers of window screen and use more.

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