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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.

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Article Spotlight

In the Lagoon of Sharks

By Les Holliday

Les Holliday visits the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco. The Oceanographic Museum is located on the 'rock' of Monaco, and its southern façade overlooks the Mediterranean. The brainchild of Prince Albert I, a pioneer of oceanography, it was conceived to house the scientific collections he had accumulated. Today it's both an oceanographic museum and a world class public aquarium dedicated to living exhibits from all the seas of the world. The latest addition to this splendid collection is a captive, full-size coral reef housed in a massive tank and called the Lagoon of the Sharks. It featu...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 Frank Rossi's "120g Plenum System" 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

Dennis Jugueta writes to Bob about: Clams & Hitch-Hikers

Hi Bob, I recently purchased a clam from one of our local stores here in the Philippines and after about 3 weeks I noticed that inside its mantle there were a shrimp and a crab. They were almost transparent and most of the time they hide in the inner parts of the mantle (and therefore couldn't be seen when purchased). I am including some photos. Is this normal? I mean, for clams to have shrimps or crabs inside them? I have another clam (different species) but haven't seen any hitchhikers inside it yet. Thank you in advance! You really are a great help to us hobbyists! Dennis Jugueta [...read more.

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