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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

Q&A - Octopus

By Rob Toonen

Rob, I just recently saw a Reef Octopus at the local pet shop and immediately fell in love. I have to get one of these guys, and wanted to know if it would be safe to add into my reef tank. I have a big tank (90g, 500W MH lighting, 70+ pounds live rock, soft and LPS corals) with plenty of hiding places for it and all my water parameters are perfect, so I think it will do great. My only real concern at this point is that I have several power heads in my tank and am worried that the octopus may get sucked into one of them. Is there anything else I need to worry about? Thanks, Jon. ...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 John Clipperton's "130 litre Reef" gallery.
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Review Spotlight

Product Review of Ice Probe

Manufactured by Coolworks Inc.

Product Review – IceProbe (Written in 2002) Recently I was going through a pet supply catalog and came across an interesting device that needed some exploration. It appeared like it would greatly benefit those having problems cooling small aquaria. And, it looked like a device that was fairly inexpensive and may not involve a major effort in plumbing. The device is called IceProbe, and is manufactured by Coolworks, Inc.(1) and was first seen in the Pet Warehouse Summer 2001 catalog. The folks at Pet Warehouse were kind enough to give me the phone number of the manufacturing co...read more.

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Q&A Letter Spotlight

Brandon Finamore writes to Bob about: Aquarium Setup Advice & Plenum

Dear Bob, I am a seventh grader and currently attending to the Manning Middle School. All seventh graders are required to participate in the Science Expo. For my project I am going to attempt to set up a 5 gallon hex aquarium capable of maintaining marine stock. I will also measure the chemical levels of the water during its cycling period producing data tables and charts for display. My father has discussed with me the Jaubert plenum method for setup but I am confused as to the appropriate height to construct the plenum structure. I also would like any information that you feel would be ...read more.

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