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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

Clownfish and Anemone Compatibility

By James Gasta

Photos by Robert Fenner There is a unique closeness between Clownfish and their host anemone.  The anemone provides a safe haven for the Clownfish and in return the clownfish will defend its host by driving off potential predators of the anemone.  A common mistake made by aquarists is mismatching the Clownfish to its host anemone.  Most Clownfish will not go into any anemone.  There is a certain preference for each species of Clownfish.  Some will call home to more than one specie of anemone, but do prefer certain species.  This selectivity is not always as strong in captivity, but clow...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 Wayne Shang's "200g Reef Aquarium" gallery.
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Review Spotlight

Book Review of Reef Fishes, Volume III: Angelfishes & Butterflyfishes

By Scott W. Michael

TITLE: Reef Fishes Volume III: Angelfishes & Butterflyfishes AUTHOR: Scott W. Michael PUBLISHER: T.F.H. Publications/Microcosm Ltd. (2004) ISBN1-890087-69-6 PAGES: 344 PRICE: $44.95 (Hardcover) Were you surprised and happy to see Marine Fishes Volume II, now known as "Basslets, Dottybacks & Hawkfishes," after waiting for three years? Would you believe that Marine Fishes Volume III, now called "Angelfishes & Butterflyfishes", has become available only a few 'months' later? Thank goodness we aquarists didn't have to wait another three years! And I'm sure the folks at Microcosm will be ha...read more.

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Q&A Letter Spotlight

Harry Haley (Yorktown, Va.) writes to Bob about: Power Cords & Electrical

Dear Mr. Goemans, I thoroughly enjoy your Sand Mail column in FAMA each Month. Thanks for always wonderful information. My question is unrelated to sand beds, but I turn to you with faith that with your experience you can provide some answers. I have been using multi-socket power cords in the stand of my 125 gal reef tank. One recently burned out and I have to replace it. The problem is that all the multi-sockets and surge protectors I find say at least "not for wet or damp areas." Some, such as one model on sale at a pet shop, specifically state "Should not be used with aquariums." Ev...read more.

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