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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

Exquisite Crustaceans – The ‘Rarely’ Seen!

By Bob Goemans

Some aquarists consider ‘crustaceans’ to simply be ‘shrimp-like’ creatures and often keep various species of shrimp in their aquaria, and/or feed their fish different forms of foods made from shrimp flesh. In fact, prior to writing this article I asked several shoppers in different local aquarium shops what a ‘crustacean’ was, and the answers were always the same, with some pointing to various shrimp in the store aquariums. I sure did get some odd looks when I asked that question, and even was asked if I had ever eaten shrimp! Of course I answered, but noted that I limit my intak...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 Mitch Gibbs' "300g Revolving Aquarium" gallery.
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Review Spotlight

Product Review of Spectra Vital & Black Powder

Manufactured by Marc Weiss Companies, Inc.

Spectra Vital and Black Powder (Written 2002) Marc Weiss was the first to propagate many types of sponges using a specially prepared product that evolved into SpectraVital™. Actually, the product was initially developed as a dietary enhancement for discus fish. When the product was first modified in an attempt to feed sponges, wild collected sponges started growing and 'new' sponges started appearing on the live rock in one of Marc's office aquariums. It was Rick Greenfield, President of CaribSea that noticed the significance of this and encouraged Marc to pursue the development of a spong...read more.

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Q&A Letter Spotlight

Steve writes to Bob about: Plenum

Hi Bob, For the last few years I haven't been keeping abreast of any new developments in the marine aquarium trade, as I've been busy trying to complete my Bsc. My reef has been doing it's own thing very successfully without too much of my attention. During the past holidays I joined some online forums and eventually posted the history of my tank. I soon discovered that the idea of a plenum has been mostly abandoned. I felt a bit like a footprint in the sand of time, as apparently there are reports that suggest that my plenum system doesn't work! It's a good thing my tank can't read, as m...read more.

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