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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

Shrimp – Yummy - No, not that kind!

By Bob Goemans

One of the best things about reef keeping is the wide selection of readily available invertebrate, and shrimp is definitely one of them! They not only do well in most reef aquaria, they can also do good in some fish-only systems if care is taken when it comes to their tankmates and water quality. Before discussing some of interest, lets take a look at where they fit into the Phylum Arthropoda (joint-legged animals), which also contains insects and spiders. Its Subphylum Crustacea, which of course is of more interest to aquarists, contains seven classes with over 32,000 described species...read more.

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NEW!Book Spotlight:


The 'Living' Marine Aquarium Manual



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Photo Gallery Spotlight


See more in Lee Read's "1200g Reef (2008 on)" gallery.
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Review Spotlight

Book Review of Reef Fishes, Volume IV: Damselfishes & Anemonefishes

By Scott Michael

TITLE: Reef Fishes, Volume IV: Damselfishes & Anemonefishes AUTHOR: Scott W. Michael PUBLISHER: T.F.H. Publications/Microcosm Ltd. (2008) ISBN 1-890087-97-1 PAGES: 256 PRICE: $44.95 (Hardcover) I'm glad the time between on-going books in this series has seen a somewhat drop in the time between publications, but remain somewhat disappointed that what originally began as a four book series in 1999 expanded to six books a couple of volumes later, and has now become a nine book series. With this addition being number four; it will be years, maybe a decade before the final volume becomes...read more.

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Q&A Letter Spotlight

Julia Belian (Omaha, NE) writes to Bob about: Electrical & Disaster Recovery

Dear Bob: I am close to tears as I write this. There isn't much that can be done to help me right this minute, but perhaps you can settle some questions for me as we go forward. If we go forward. We have a 75 gallon reef that we've been running since August 04. It's been doing really well. We bought the entire setup, lock stock and barrel, from a neighbor. We'd been studying up for a year beforehand, so we were ready to buy, and his desire to sell his setup was just fortuitous -- in other words, it wasn't a lark or an impulse buy, we really knew as much as one usually can before actual...read more.

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