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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

Young Dogface Puffer

By William Berg

The scientific name for the Dogface puffer is Arothron nigropunctatus. This fish exists in many different color variation and is sometimes sold asBlackspotted puffer, Striped dogface puffer or Black dogface puffer. The Dogface puffer is not recommended for aquarists without any previous saltwater experience. Wild Dogface puffers inhabit a region that stretches from east Africa to the southern part of Japan, and just like most other marine creatures they need a stable environment to do well. You should keep the water temperature in your aquarium between 24 and 27° C (74 and 80° F) and the more.

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NEW!Book Spotlight:

The 'Living' Marine Aquarium Manual

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Review Spotlight

Book Review of Aquariums: Windows to the World

By Leighton Taylor

TITLE: Aquariums: Windows to the World AUTHOR: Leighton Taylor PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster Inc. ISBN 0-671-85019-9 PAGES: 170 PRICE: $35.00 Want something quite different for your library shelf? Then you may find "Aquariums: Windows to the World" just that. If you have ever dreamed about visiting some of the many public aquariums throughout the world, then this book has much to offer. Written by Leighto Taylor an aquarium expert ( as a place and not that little closed system in your living room), it traces the history of aquariums from their beginnings in Victorian England to the more.

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Q&A Letter Spotlight

Jim Reid (Melbourne Beach, Florida) writes to Bob about: Head & Lateral Line Erosion (HLLE), Phosphates & Deep Sandbed Method

Hi Bob, Bruce at ROWAphos told me to email you regarding my DSB. I'm having some serious problems with phosphate and hole in the head. My aquarium is 380 gallons along with 200 gallons in the sump. The tank is made of acrylic in a normal rectangle shape. It has a DSB that is on average 6" deep. It's a SeaFloor special grade sand by CaribSea. It has been set up for 4 years. It's a fish only live rock system. The fish population consists of: * 1 Majestic Angel 6" * 1 Regal Tang 7" * 3 Purple Tangs 3-4" * 1 Clown Trigger 7" * 1 Psedochromis 4" * 12 Chromis more.

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