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!
Mushroom Corals – The Corallimorpharians
By Bob Goemans
One of the most popular corals, besides being almost indestructible, is the Mushroom Corals. Their common names include Disk Anemones, Mushroom Anemones, Elephant Ear Coral, False Coral and of course, Mushroom Coral. Even though the word ‘anemone’ is used quite frequently in their description, they are not true anemones, nor are they true corals. But are somewhere in between or more appropriately, a comparative anatomy or simply put, a morph (yet more closely related to scleractinian corals). They are found worldwide with most in shallow tropical waters and because they do better i...read more.See other Articles.
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 Pt. Dume Marine Science Elementary School - PTA's "Coldwater Aquarium" gallery.
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Book Review of The Reef Tank Owners Manual
By John H. Tullock
TITLE: The Reef Tank Owners Manual AUTHOR: John H. Tullock PUBLISHER: Coralife Publication ISBN 0-9640147-1-8 PAGES: 268 PRICE: $29.95 This is the 3rd Edition of "The Reef Tank Owners Manual." It is also the best by far and a welcome addition to the growing body of literature about reef aquariums. John shares his many years of experience in a easy to understand format that makes successful reef keeping a joy. To begin, the book starts out with a very brief "Foreword" written by Julian Sprung. The following "Introduction" describes marine aquarium styles, including the Algal Turf Scr...read more.See other Reviews.
Q&A Letter Spotlight
Brian Buchanan (Alexandria, VA ) writes to Bob about: Ozone & Calcium Buffering
Hi Bob, First let me thank you for giving of your time to help aquarists. I look forward to every issue of FAMA and always look for your article first. I have been in the hobby since 1997 and I do not understand two things; Buffers and Ozone. I have your plenum setup and a kalkreactor and my pH is not 8.4 and I wish to raise it so the kalkreactor can then maintain it. And the second item is Ozone, and wonder if it adds oxygen to the water? Or is it carbon dioxide? How do you tell if you need it? Please let me know if you need any more information. Thank you. Brian Buchanan Alexa...read more.See other Letters and Answers.