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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

Pump Specifications Chart

By James Gasta

Flow in gph Maximum head in ft. Power consumption in watts Inlet Outlet Lifeguard Self-Priming External 1/6 hp 3000 12 409 1 1/2 1 1/2 1/2 hp 3600 38 793 1 1/2 1 1/2 3/4 hp 4860 50 1058 1 1/2 1 1/2 1 hp 5760 53 1380 1 1/2 1 1/2 Gen-X PCX-20 634 9.8 50 3/4 3/4 PCX-30 825 14.5 100 3/4 3/4 PCX-40 1190 more.

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NEW!Book Spotlight:

The 'Living' Marine Aquarium Manual

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Photo Gallery Spotlight

See more in Bob Goemans' "Bahia de Kino" gallery.
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Review Spotlight

Book Review of The Captive Reef

By Dana Riddle

TITLE: The Captive Reef AUTHOR: Dana Riddle PUBLISHER: Coralife Publication ISBN 0-9640147-2-6 PAGES: 297 PRICE: $29.95 "The Captive Reef, A Concise Guide To Reef Aquaria In The Home," is presented in 34 chapters followed by an Appendix dedicated to the testing of various aquaria lights. Without attempting to name each chapter, I think it may suffice to say that the book is also divided into three main parts. Part One is devoted to "The Natural Environment." It encompasses the work explained in chapters 1 - 4, i.e., the natural habitat, anatomy of corals, and, photosynthesis and 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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