By Bob Goemans

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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Photo Gallery Spotlight

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200 US gallons photo gallery.

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Q&A Letter Spotlight

Rencia De Beer (KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa) writes to Bob about:
Cleaner Shrimp

Dear Bob, I currently have a couple of Bumblebee shrimps and they are great pets to keep. They are very easy to feed and I though you might like to know have observed them cleaning my fish. Out of all my shrimps they are by far my favourite. Regards Rencia De Beer, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa [response] Dear Rencia, Thanks for your email, and yes, these small shrimp, about 1 inch (2.5 cm), Gnathophyllum americanum, also called Striped Harlequin Shrimp are becoming more popular in the trade. They hail from the Indo-West Pacific and are found living with seastars, urchins, and more.

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Review Spotlight

Product Review of Mini-cal Calcium Reactor

Manufactured by Marine Technical Concepts

Mini-Cal Calcium Reactor: (Written in 2003) As for calcium reactors in general, if you maintain a reef aquarium and don't have a calcium reactor you're missing out on an easy way to maintain a very stable environment. When a reactor is used it ends having to prepare and add Kalkwasser and/or dosing other type calcium and buffer additives. Imagine not adding either or most other additives. Many of those who still use these additives don't realize they are fighting the calcium and buffer war or simply adding unneeded constituents to the bulk water. They may add calcium one day and buffer more.

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