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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

Zoanthids - A Wide Range to Choose From

By Bob Goemans

One of the favorite reef keeper corals is ‘zoanthids,’ which come in a variety of sizes and colors, besides being very hardy and easy to maintain. Their common names include Sea Mat, False Coral, Button Polyps, or Colonial Anemones. These so-called soft corals resemble miniature anemones, and can be solitary, connected by runners, or connected with soft tissue called ‘coenenchyme.’ Most often they form small encrusting mats or clusters of polyps and encrust hard substrates, living sponges or other sessile invertebrates. Actually, they are technically not soft corals, as zoanth...read more.

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NEW!Book Spotlight:


The 'Living' Marine Aquarium Manual



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Photo Gallery Spotlight


See more in Craig Polisky's "150 gallon Surge Tank" gallery.
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Review Spotlight

Book Review of A Divers Guide to Underwater Malaysia Macrolife

By Andrea & Antonella Ferrari

TITLE: A Diver's Guide to Underwater Malaysia Macrolife AUTHORS: Andrea & Antonella Ferrari PUBLISHER: Nautilus Publishing (2003) ISBN 983-2731-00-3 PAGES: 468 PRICE: $45.00 Book Jacket Whether you're an armchair adventurer, an aquarist, or a diver of any skill level that has already viewed some of the better coral reefs in the world, this is definitely a must-have book for your library. Never has any publication so accurately and colorfully depicted the Indo-Pacific marine species that presently exist in the South China, Sulu and Sulawesi seas. This book, or possibly more correc...read more.

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Q&A Letter Spotlight

Andrew Bentley writes to Bob about: Epoxy Putty

Bob: First I want to say that I have enjoyed reading your column in FAMA as well as your booklets...currently I'm reading your Marine Algae Control Secrets booklet. I have found it very informative and helpful. I have a question, specifically regarding the Two Little Fishies AquaStik epoxy putty. I have read where other aquarists use it to epoxy live rock, corals, etc. onto the side of glass aquariums. My question is how easy (if at all possible) is it to remove it from the glass at a later time? What I don't want to do is have a permanent fixture on the side of my aquarium! Any help woul...read more.

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