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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

Q&A - Giant Clam Feeding

By Rob Toonen

Rob, I am interested in getting a giant clam for my reef tank. I wanted to get a small one because they are cheaper, but I was told that small clams 1 to 2 inches in size are more dependent on filter feeding than on lights. Is this true? Do I have to feed my clam if I get a small one? Thanks, Tim Tim, Well, the answer to whether or not juvenile tridacnid clams are more dependent on suspension feeding than older clams is both yes and no. It is not quite true that small clams in the 1-2 inch size range are more dependent on filtering particles from the water column than from n...read more.

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NEW!Book Spotlight:


The 'Living' Marine Aquarium Manual



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Photo Gallery Spotlight


See more in Greg Rothschild's "100 gallon Reef" gallery.
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Review Spotlight

Product Review of Digital pH Meter

Manufactured by Reef Fanatic

Product Review: Reef Fanatic Digital pH Meter (Written in 2004) When Reef Fanatic asked if I would be interested in checking out their new Digital pH Meter, I answered "of course" and then expected to see "a" Digital pH Meter! What showed up was far more than I expected! Envision a large "Duel" digital readout pH "and" Temperature meter. A meter that comes complete with a pH probe "and" temperature probe, and also a 9V AC adapter. And if that wasn't enough, there's also two packages of calibrating solutions, one for the pH 4 set point and one for pH 7 set point. I've had various brand ...read more.

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Q&A Letter Spotlight

Lee Andrews (England) writes to Bob about: Stocking Recommendations

Dear Sir, At present I have a mixed 50/50 tank of fish, and some corals. What I would like you to know is that I have recently purchased an emperor angel fish (juvenile) and have now read that in time as he reaches adulthood, he will devour my corals. Is there any way I can stop him from doing such a thing or is there any invertebrate out there that he will not touch and still have a tank with some corals. With Thanks, Lee Andrews - England [response] Dear Lee, Thanks for your inquiry and as for changing feeding and disposition characteristics that have been built-in for centur...read more.

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