By Bob Goemans

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!

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Q&A Letter Spotlight

Rodney Loker Fond du Lac (WI) writes to Bob about:
Foam Aquascaping

Hi Bob. Although I'm a freshwater aquarium plant guy, I enjoyed your article on "Foam Aquascaping." I was wondering if you know if an alga eating fish such as a Pleco would be OK with a foam cave? Would they scrape the foam off? Rodney Loker Fond du Lac, WI [response] Hi Rodney, Since the foam dries quite hard, I doubt the Pleco could remove any of it. Furthermore, its been used in ponds where Koi constantly nibble on alga-covered foam, and I'm not aware of the foam being loosened. And in marine aquariums, it seems to quickly be covered in coralline algae, and fish browsing on more.

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Review Spotlight

Book Review of Zooplankton of the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, A Guide to Their Identification and Ecology

By William S. Johnson & Dennis M. Allen

TITLE: Zooplankton of the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, A Guide to Their Identification and Ecology AUTHOR: William S. Johnson & Dennis M. Allen PUBLISHER: The John Hopkins University Press ISBN 0-8018-8019X (hardcover) - 0-8018-8168 (paperback) PAGES: 380 PRICE: $80.00 (hardcover) - $44.95 (paperback) It could be said a marine scientist instead of a long-term marine hobbyist should have written this book review. However, if it would have gone that direction its quite possible it would have then possibly resulted in the value of this work being overlooked from a hobbyist's standpoint! I'm more.

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