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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 - Dendronephthya

By Rob Toonen

Rob, I wanted to pick your brain about something. I have been researching information on the Pink Carnation Coral (Dendronephthya species) and from all I can find, they are considered very hard to keep. I would really like to add one to my aquarium, but I don’t want to do so if there is no chance that I can keep it alive. Based on what little information I can find on these corals, it seems that we have little understanding of what their exact requirements are. Am I correct in that assumption? Can you tell me what are the perfect water conditions they need, and what they need to be ...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 Gary Dietschler's "240 gallons" gallery.
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Review Spotlight

Product Review of Wave2K

Manufactured by Jomi Aquatic Products

Product Review - Wave2K (Written 2004) There are many different wave-making devices on the market, however, there's nothing that compares to the water movement that a Wave2K generates! I've seen just about everything when it comes to producing water movement and/or making waves in the aquarium. Most direct alternating streams of water, but Wave2K actually creates repeated surges of water at both the upper and lower levels of the aquarium, which is especially useful in reef systems. And when Wave2K is installed, there is no longer a need for powerheads, timers, extraneous plumbing and wires i...read more.

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Q&A Letter Spotlight

Danny writes to Bob about: Kalkwasser & Nitrate Problem

the Readers, Most hobbyists have experienced unwanted algae problems. Unfortunately I discarded most of Danny's letters, which in the beginning related a sad story about an endless struggle against algae. His aquarium was becoming a black hole for his investment in time and money. Both he and his wife were becoming stressed out and ready to throw in the towel. I began with responding to some general questions and think those and its result should be quite interesting. Hi Danny, There could be a few problem areas that contribute to unwanted algae growths. As explained in pre...read more.

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