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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

New Approach to Treating Marine Ich and other Ciliates/Flagellates Protozoan Parasites!

By Bob Goemans & Lance Ichinotsubo

Marine aquarists have for decades been troubled with three very common maladies, i.e., Cryptocaryon irritans (Marine Ich, White Spot Disease); Amyloodinium ocellatum (Velvet/Coral Fish Disease); and, Brooklynella hostilis (Clownfish Disease). These troublesome single-cell organisms possess either flagella (whip-like appendages) or hair–like cilia that are used for locomotion and/or feeding. It appears many of these parasites are ubiquitous, and almost always present either on existing fish in numbers not radically affecting them, or in aquarium organic debris awaiting a ‘window of oppo...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 Lee Read's "1200g Reef (2003-2008)" gallery.
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Review Spotlight

Product Review of Digital pH Meter

Manufactured by Reef Fanatic

Product Review: Reef Fanatic Digital pH Meter (Written in 2004) When Reef Fanatic asked if I would be interested in checking out their new Digital pH Meter, I answered "of course" and then expected to see "a" Digital pH Meter! What showed up was far more than I expected! Envision a large "Duel" digital readout pH "and" Temperature meter. A meter that comes complete with a pH probe "and" temperature probe, and also a 9V AC adapter. And if that wasn't enough, there's also two packages of calibrating solutions, one for the pH 4 set point and one for pH 7 set point. I've had various brand ...read more.

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Q&A Letter Spotlight

Shannon O'Rourke (Old Bridge, NJ) writes to Bob about: Plenum

Hi Bob, I'm brand new to marine fishkeeping and I'm setting up my first saltwater tank, which will be a future reef. The tank is a 150 gallons, with a three-sided internal overflow in the center back wall. I've been taking my time doing my research on different aspects--it took me six months before I finally decided on my light fixture--and now I'm looking into filtration. So far all I've got is my protein skimmer--it's an H&S A150 rated for a 210 gallon tank. I've been reading a lot about the plenum system, and I'm very interested in setting one up for my tank. I had read in FAMA about u...read more.

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