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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 - Linckia

By Rob Toonen

Rob, I'm looking into getting a Blue Linkia Starfish for my reef. Is this star reef friendly? Are there any cautions I should know about? Thanks, Bill Bill, The blue sea star to which you are referring is Linckia laevigata, but despite it's beauty and the frequency with which these animals are imported, there is very little known about the natural history of this animal. It is known that the animal gets it color from a blue pigment called linckiacyanin and some accessory yellow carotenoids which gives the star its rich blue color, but little is known about the exact feeding re...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 John Li's "225g Aquarium" gallery.
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Review Spotlight

Product Review of Algae Mower VAC

Manufactured by KLB Products

This item was first seen at one of the many ‘company products’ booths at the 2012 DFW MACNA! When first seen, said to myself “WOW, an aquarium Weed Eater!” After seeing it demonstrated, came away quite impressed with its capability, clever design and that its far more than a single tool for removing unwanted algae or trimming desired algae, as it can also be used for trimming corals that may be growing too close to each other (soft or hard), possibly removing aiptasia pest anemones, and a gravel cleaner in several different ways, all without getting your hands wet. And possibly the bes...read more.

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Q&A Letter Spotlight

Larry Read writes to Bob about: Disaster Recovery

Dear Bob, I don't know if you remember me but you contacted me about 4 years ago in reference to a 1100 gallon reef that we run in our jewelry store. As you know big tanks present big opportunities 'and' big challenges. My latest occurred the weekend after Thanksgiving when I discovered a sheered center support and a two inch crack forming on the center panel of the tank. If you would like to know more about how I held over the livestock from this system while the new one was being built, drop me a line. It may also be of some help to others out there that may have similar 'opportunities....read more.

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