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.
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Q&A - Giant Clam Feeding
By Rob Toonen
Rob, I am interested in getting a giant clam for my reef tank. I wanted to get a small one because they are cheaper, but I was told that small clams 1 to 2 inches in size are more dependent on filter feeding than on lights. Is this true? Do I have to feed my clam if I get a small one? Thanks, Tim Tim, Well, the answer to whether or not juvenile tridacnid clams are more dependent on suspension feeding than older clams is both yes and no. It is not quite true that small clams in the 1-2 inch size range are more dependent on filtering particles from the water column than from n...read more.See other Articles.
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 Frank Rossi's "120g Plenum System" gallery.
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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 those...read more.See other Reviews.
Q&A Letter Spotlight
Ian Beattie writes to Bob about: Coral Health & Coral Shrinking
Hi Bob Over the past few weeks I've had problems with some of the corals in my tank. Mushrooms and Xenia are not opening and a Euphyllia coral is dying back. However a Catalaphyllia and a Duncan's coral appear to be OK and are opening out and taking food. I have had all of these corals for several months. I have a 260 litre system with live rock and a refugium containing miracle mud and Caulerpa, which I harvest to keep in check. Water parameters are checked regularly and are constant around the following values: Ammonia 0; Nitrite 0: Nitrate 10 ppm; Kh 10; Calcium 440 ppm; Salinity ...read more.See other Letters and Answers.