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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

Solar & Wind Powered Reef System (written in 2002)

By Bob Goemans

This is a system based on the collective knowledge gained over the past few decades and includes a novel way to power most of its equipment. Much thought went into its construction, as it would be a showcase in my new office that was a major expansion to our home in the Tucson Mountains. With being able to look back in time I decided to take what has been learned and incorporate it into a new system that would decorate my new business office. I wanted something slightly nutrient rich, yet extremely easy to maintain. That’s probably not much different than the goals of most aquarists. ...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 Larry Marshall's "360 gallons" 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

Sergio Angular writes to Bob about: Sandbed Hardening

gs Bob, Hope all is well. I am having a problem with my CaribSea crushed coral. Its 2 years and 8 months old and in a 20 gallon tank, with a 10 gallon bare bottom sump. This is a mini reef with 40 pounds of special grade reef live crushed coral. It also contains about 20 pounds of live rock. In the tank I have 1 damselfish, 1 emerald crab, and a couple of snails. My corals are star polyps, a colony of pumping Xenia that are splitting and mushrooms that are growing all over the tank, but recently are fading in color. The equipment I'm using is a CPR skimmer box, a Marineland 360 canister filt...read more.

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