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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.

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Article Spotlight

Triggers in My Aquariums

By Bob Goemans

First printed in TFH, July 2007 The Family Balistidae (Triggerfishes) contains ten genera and 40 species, with few suitable for the average home aquarium. Like angelfish and surgeonfish, they have laterally compressed bodies and small mouths, but have strong jaws and chisel-like teeth for crushing hard-shelled prey. Their scales are plate-like and have no pelvic fins, however, there is a pelvic spine. And there are three dorsal spines; yet, in some species the third spine is underdeveloped. They are carnivores and their diet consists mainly of small fish, starfish, crabs, shrimp, 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.

Review Spotlight

Product Review of Mesoscope

Manufactured by Ogles

Ogles Mesoscope (Written in 2005) Have you ever looked through a telescope to see very far away places? How about viewing creatures so small that a microscope was required. No doubt you've done both. As an aquarist, have you ever wanted to see the animals or portions of these creatures in your aquarium very close up without removing or stressing them in the slightest fashion? Probably so, and no doubt have viewed some of these things in your aquarium using a hand held magnifying glass. Something I have probably done a thousand times! But I've always wanted something much better and with more.

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Q&A Letter Spotlight

Tobin Bottman writes to Bob about: Auxilary Plenum

Hello Mr. Goemans, I want to begin by thanking you for passing on all of your expertise and knowledge to the aquarium community. I own both Live Sand Secrets and Marine Algae Control Secrets and religiously read your columns. I have a reef aquarium that was established about three years ago and it has had it's ups and downs during that time. For a while, it had a hair algae problem, but due in large part to your information, I have eliminated the worst of the symptoms. The next logical step for my aquariums health is most certainly a plenum system. I am a student and I don't have much more.

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