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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

Anthias: Those Fancy Basses

By Bob Goemans

These fishes belong in the Order Perciformes, which is not only the largest order within the class Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes); it is by far the largest order in the subphylum Vertebrata (vertebrates). In fact, overall this order has about 93,000 species, valid ones at that, and represents almost 25% of all known vertebrate animals. Containing 148 families, it groups together all perch-like fishes, including not only those found in the aquarium trade, such as anthias and groupers, but also game and oceanic fishes such as marlin, bonito, billfish, skipjack, and albacore. Where aquarists ...read more.

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NEW!Book Spotlight:


The 'Living' Marine Aquarium Manual



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Photo Gallery Spotlight


See more in Steve Weast's "850 gallon Aquarium" gallery.
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Review Spotlight

Book Review of Marine Aquarium Handbook, Beginner to Breeder (Revised & Expanded Third Edition)

By Martin A. Moe, Jr.

TITLE: Marine Aquarium Handbook, Beginner to Breeder (Revised & Expanded Third Edition) AUTHOR: Martin A. Moe, Jr. PUBLISHER: T.F.H. Publications/Microcosm Ltd. (2009) ISBN 13: 978-0-9820262-1-2 PAGES: 352 PRICE: $24.95 (Softcover) This third edition encompasses several decades of major contributions to the marine aquarium hobby and offers an expanded and up to date ā€˜Aā€™ to ā€˜Zā€™ approach to marine aquarium keeping. And whether new to the hobby or an experienced aquarist, its content is fashioned to enlighten all that read it and does so in a non-technical format that is not onl...read more.

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Q&A Letter Spotlight

Bob Schichtel (Delray Beach, Florida) writes to Bob about: Disaster Recovery & Unexpected Mortalities

Hi Bob, I have e-mailed you a few times before about my 110 gallon reef tank (36" L x 30" H x 24" W). The aquarium is set up using a 1" plenum with a 4" sand bed using 2-4mm CaribSea Aragalive. My setup and maintenance is performed closely to your books. Up until hurricane Wilma in 2005 my tank was doing unbelievably well and beyond all expectations and thanks mostly to you. My acroporas and other corals were growing out of control and I was always cutting off pieces to give away to my friends. The water was crystal clear and I had virtually no aglae. During hurricane Frances in 2004 I wa...read more.

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