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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

Aquarium History

By Rob Toonen

There can be little doubt that the keeping of saltwater tanks has changed considerably over the past 30 years. The development of techniques and technology to aid in maintaining sufficiently high water quality, moving water in aquaria to provide acceptable circulation, and providing adequate light for photosynthetic corals has fundamentally changed the way that hobbyists today think about keeping marine organisms. The release of an issue of TFH dedicated to looking back on some of the multitude of changes that we’ve seen in the hobby for keeping certain groups of animals in captivity reall...read 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 Tom Christou's "55 gallon" gallery.
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Review Spotlight

Book Review of Marine Fishes

By Scott W. Michael

TITLE: Marine Fishes AUTHOR: Scott W. Michael PUBLISHER: Microcosm Ltd. (1999) ISBN 1-890087-38-6 PAGES: 448 PRICE: $24.95 (Softcover) This pocketsize book provides up-to-date information in an easy to use format. All popular fish families, from angelfishes to wrasses are covered. In fact, over 500 species are discussed. Besides color photos of each species; maximum length, range, minimum aquarium size, foods and feeding, aquarium suitability, reef aquarium suitability, and captive care advice is provided. This concise reference source provides professionals an easy ...read more.

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Q&A Letter Spotlight

Joseph Cortez (Okinawa, Japan) writes to Bob about: Cyanobacteria

Hi Bob: I wish to commend you on a Sand-Mail response in a past issue of FAMA. You cleared up many questions that I have been pondering. I used to work for an Aquarium store and also took on some maintenance clients as well (the store offered no such service at the time). What you pinpointed was the fact that many snails and hermits can have an adverse affect on algae. My theory is that they are merely weed eaters not weed killers. If introduced into a system with no or little algae and quality live rock they will do a good job in maintaining its beauty. However as you stated they w...read more.

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