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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The captive breeding of tropical reef species for the aquarium trade, with specific attention to long-term planktotrophic larvae
By Rob Toonen
Although breeding aquarium animals is a natural goal for most aquarium hobbyists, saltwater enthusiasts have a much more difficult task before them than do freshwater aquarists. Here I present the basic modes of reproduction among marine animals, and discuss the particular challenges that face an aquarist in their attempts to breed marine organisms at home. Probably the largest hurdle for any marine aquarist attempting to breed reef animals at home is providing sufficient and adequate food for the tiny free-swimming babies (larvae) that the vast majority of marine organisms produce. Culturi...read more.See other Articles.
The 'Living' Marine Aquarium Manual
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Book Review of Marine Atlas
By Helmut Debelius & Hans A. Baensch
TITLE: Marine Atlas AUTHORS: Helmut Debelius & Hans A. Baensch PUBLISHER: Mergus ISBN 1-56465-113-4 PAGES: 1215 PRICE: $69.95 That's right, one thousand, two hundred and fifteen pages! Well over 1000 excellent color photographs and hundreds of drawings! Simply one of the most comprehensive books you'll ever have the pleasure of reading. Filled with information and photos that have taken decades to assemble. The book contains eight extensive sections. The first is dedicated to "The Aquarium." It provides direction on equipment choices; data on invertebrate, fish, and combination aqua...read more.See other Reviews.
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.See other Letters and Answers.