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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

Dealing with Unwanted Algae in Marine Aquariums

By James W. Fatherree, M.Sc.

For many hobbyists, unwanted algal growth in aquariums can be a real nuisance. But, keeping it under control isn't so difficult if you know what to do. Whether it is fine microalgae growing all over the glass panes, on rocks and decorations, or on top of the gravel/sand substrate, using the right tools, techniques, and helpers can make things far less frustrating, and keep your aquarium looking its best. So, let's go over some of the things you need to know to keep it at bay. Regardless of what type(s) of alga you find growing in your aquarium, keep in mind it isn't so different from "regu...read more.

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NEW!Book Spotlight:


The 'Living' Marine Aquarium Manual



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Photo Gallery Spotlight


See more in David Saxby's "1500g Aquarium" gallery.
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Review Spotlight

Book Review of Reef Secrets - Starting Right, Selecting Fishes & Invertebrates, Advanced Biotope Techniques

By Alf Jacob Nilsen & Svein Fosså

TITLE: Reef Secrets, - Starting Right, Selecting Fishes & Invertebrates, Advanced Biotope Techniques AUTHOR: Alf Jacob Nilsen & Svein Fosså PUBLISHER: T.F.H. Publications/Microcosm (2002) ISBN: 1-890087-67-X PAGES: 240 PRICE: $39.95 (Hardcover) There are many books to choose from, with some written more for the novice or those wanting more scientific data. Some are short on facts and heavy on pretty pictures. Others are simply boring and lack the combination of easy to understand facts and the needed associated photography. This is not the case with Reef Secrets, as it combines the kn...read more.

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Q&A Letter Spotlight

Dennis Jugueta writes to Bob about: Clams & Hitch-Hikers

Hi Bob, I recently purchased a clam from one of our local stores here in the Philippines and after about 3 weeks I noticed that inside its mantle there were a shrimp and a crab. They were almost transparent and most of the time they hide in the inner parts of the mantle (and therefore couldn't be seen when purchased). I am including some photos. Is this normal? I mean, for clams to have shrimps or crabs inside them? I have another clam (different species) but haven't seen any hitchhikers inside it yet. Thank you in advance! You really are a great help to us hobbyists! Dennis Jugueta [...read more.

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