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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.

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Article Spotlight

Lions in My Aquariums

By Bob Goemans

First printed in TFH, September 2006 Lionfish belong in the “Order Scorpaeniformes” and “Suborder Scorpaenoidei” where they are members of the “Family Scorpaenidae” (Lionfish) in which there are thought to be six genera having about twenty-one described species. However, only a few constantly make it into the aquarium trade. Another six or seven show up occasionally and are sometimes misidentified. Naturally, most inhabit shallow lagoon and reef areas in the Tropical Indo-Pacific Ocean and Red Sea. However, some specimens of the Pterois volitans genus have been found in the A...read more.

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NEW!Book Spotlight:


The 'Living' Marine Aquarium Manual



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Photo Gallery Spotlight


See more in Tom Christou's "55 gallon" gallery.
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Review Spotlight

Book Review of Clownfishes: A Guide to Their Captive Care, Breeding, & Natural History

By Joyce D. Wilkerson

TITLE: Clownfishes: A Guide to Their Captive Care, Breeding, & Natural History AUTHOR: Joyce D. Wilkerson PUBLISHER: Microcosm Ltd. (1998) ISBN 1-890087-04-1 PAGES: 240 PRICE: $29.95 (Softcover) Even if Clownfishes were not your favorite fish, which would be hard to believe, this would be a book you'll enjoy reading. For those of you that have never had the pleasure of meeting Joyce, she brings her life-long, broad-based knowledge of clownfish husbandry to the reader in an easy-to-understand format. Her sense of humor and straight-out honestly in this well-written text c...read more.

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Q&A Letter Spotlight

Bert Plourde writes to Bob about: Mangroves & Auxilary Plenum

Hello Bob, I've read with interest your article about deep sand plenums in a past issue of FAMA. I followed up by reading the article on your website by Roy Meeke 'the Plenum System' and doing more research on the web. I too am of the opinion the marine aquarium should reproduce nature as closely as possible. Back in the early 80's when I started my fish only tank, trickle wet/dry filters were new fan dangle affairs and too expensive for my budget. Bad advice abounded as well and I ended up leaving the hobby (still kept a Koi pond and a freshwater tank). I've been planning to start a r...read more.

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