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Aquarium Corals by Eric Borneman
Aquarium Corals
by Eric Borneman

For the first time, master aquarist Eric Borneman
offers an authoritative, comprehensive, and fully illustrated
guide to appropriate aquarium species, including a diversity
of soft corals, as well as popular and rare large-polyp
and small-polyp stony corals. World-class photographs
and text reviewed by leading coral biologists and
coral keepers guides the reader through the selection
and husbandry of hundreds of species.


The Conscientious Marine Aquarist
A Commonsense Handbook for Successful Saltwater Hobbyists
by Robert Fenner (Hardcover)

Bringing the ethics and curiosity of a marine ecologist to the home aquarium field, Robert Fenner provides new standards and fresh insights into the intelligent selection and care of captive saltwater fishes and invertebrates. As a pragmatic, hands-on guide for beginning to intermediate hobbyists, The Conscientious Marine Aquarist demystifies the process of planning, setting up, stocking, and managing a beautiful, thriving slice of the tropical ocean. A leading advocate for the responsible collection and care of wild-caught specimens, Fenner starts with the basics -- "What is a fish?" -- and proceeds to give the reader the scientific background and expert-level secrets to being a smarter consumer, better steward, and more successful marine aquarium keeper.

The Conscientious Marine Aquarist
Honest Advice for Beginners
Great Fishes & Invertebrates for the Home Aquarium
Foolproof Setup Techniques
Species to Avoid


Invertebrates: A Quick Reference Guide
By Julian Sprung

A NEW beautiful and comprehensive reference for aquarists, divers and naturalists, with more than 650 full color photographs identifying more than 500 species of marine invertebrates.This book is the essential guide for all aquarists who want to make the right choices when stocking an aquarium with invertebrates or purchasing invertebrates for a reef aquarium. 240 pages, hardcover.


The Modern Coral Reef Aquarium Volume 1
by Svein A Fossa and Alf Jacob Nilsen

This book, which contains some of the most inspiring photographs ever published, provides a fascinating look at the natural history and evolution of coral reefs which forms the foundation for understanding reef ecology and its practical application in closed system aquaria.

Beginners and experienced hobbyists will appreciate the wealth of information and beautiful illustrations.

Special emphasis on reef construction, zoogeography, marine algae and microbiology affords an invaluable tool for designing an ecologically responsible system.

Having fuelled the mind of the more inquiring aquarist, further reading sections accompany every topic, giving reference to useful papers, books and magazine articles.

The authors, having combined practice with theory, have sensibly included a chapter discussing marine aquaristics and conservation, boldly tackling sensitive ethical issues.


The Modern Coral Reef Aquarium Volume 3
by Svein A Fossa and Alf Jacob Nilsen

In this third volume of the encyclopaedia on The Modern Coral Reef Aquarium, you will find seven chapters containing a wealth of information not found in any other books on the subject!

The book starts out with a small chapter putting the animals we keep into an evolutionary perspective.

Chapter 2 covers microscopic single-celled animals that are so important for the biological balance of any aquarium.

Chapter 3 takes a look at sponges, true filter feeders among the invertebrates.

Chapter 4 deals with many small invertebrate phyla – such as the sea spiders and the water bears – most of which are rarely described in other aquarium books.

The huge chapter 5 covers all the phyla commonly called "Marine Worms", and here you will find scientifically updated information on all sorts of marine worms as well as unique photos and comments on those species and groups frequently found in the reef aquarium.

Chapter 6 details the Crustaceans, a group of invertebrates that have been popular amongst aquarists since the beginning of the marine hobby, and chapter 7 details 43 private reef aquaria from all over the world.

The Modern Coral Reef Aquarium Volume 4
by Svein A Fossa and Alf Jacob Nilsen

This fourth volume of the encyclopaedia of the Modern Coral Reef Aquarium covers important invertebrate groups: Molluscs, such as snails, slugs and bivalves, commonly found in the trade, are discussed in detail.

As in previous books of this series, also more obscure and rare members of the phylum are covered to the extent this can be of value to the marine aquarist.

Echinoderms- or spiny skinned animals – are shown in spectacular photos and the biology and aquarium care of the many interesting brittle stars, starfishes, sea cucumbers, and sea urchins are described in detail.

The book also discusses the interesting group of sea squirts, or tunicates.
These organisms, which are very rarely covered in most aquarium books, are dealt with in detailed accuracy and illustrated with magnificent colour photos.

As an introduction to the book, Dr. Bruce Carlson (former Director of the Waikiki Aquarium, Hawaii) has written a fascinating chapter on "The Future of The Reef Aquarium".

The New Marine Aquarium  by Michael Paletta

The New Marine Aquarium
by Michael Paletta

Creating a beautiful, thriving first saltwater aquarium has never been easier, using the natural, simplified methods learned and practiced by the world's leading reef hobbyists. By helping newcomers avoid the pitfalls of outdated, high-maintenance filtration techniques, the author offers an easy-to-follow route to long-term success with live rock, appropriate equipment, aquascaping, disease prevention, and essential husbandry techniques. Includes a photographic guide to selecting fishes, with dozens of hardy choices that are highly recommended for beginning hobbyists or others wanting beautiful, interesting, and long-lived marine species.

Pocket Expert Guide:
Marine Invertebrates

by Ron Shimek

Profiling some of the most beautiful and bizarre animals that make their way into marine aquariums, this second entry into the bestselling PocketExpert Series covers more than 500 species and groups of special interst to reef aquarists.

Written by an invertebrate zoologist and avid marine aquarist More than 500 world-class color identifying photgraphs Includes: Scientifc and Common Names; Maximum Size; Range; Natural Habitat; Lighting; Fooda and Feeding; Reef Aquarium Compatibility; and Captive Care advice Covers: crustaceans (shrimps, crabs lobsters); corals (soft and stony); anemones; echonoderms (crinoids, sea star, brittle stars, urchins, sea cucumbers); mollusks (clams, snails, nudibranchs); sponges; bryozoans; worms; and many others Easy-to-use field guide format

Pocket Expert Guide:
Marine Fishes

by Scott W. Michael

Like a field guide to marine aquarium fishes, the PocketExpert Guide offers a quick reference for identifying, buying, and keeping more than 500 popular species. Designed as a compact but authoritative handbook on the fishes most often seen and kept by marine aquarists, this widely acclaimed PocketExpert is a must-have reference for all saltwater hobbyists and professionals.

"Absolutely indispensible. Don't buy a fish
without it." Dennis Reynolds, Aqua Marines

Authoritative and up-to-date
More than 500 species photographs
Includes: Scientific and Common Names; Maximum Length; Range;
Minimum Aquarium Size; Foods & Feeding; Aquarium Suitability Index;
Reef Aquarium Compatibility; and Captive Care advice
Covers all popular & commonly seen fish species


The Reef Aquarium, Volume One
J. Charles Delbeek & Julian Sprung

A comprehensive guide to the identification & care of Stony Corals and Giant Clams. Includes virtually everything you want to know about how to build a successful reef aquarium. Detailed illustrations & diagrams, over 380 color photos! The most comprehensive book of its kind ever written. 560 pages, hardcover.


The Reef Aquarium, Volume Two
Julian Sprung & J. Charles Delbeek

A comprehensive guide to the identification & care of soft corals and anemones, with new helpful tips about reef aquariums, control of pests and problem algae, and captive propagation of marinelife. A companion to the first volume. Over 500 photos and detailed illustrations. 560 pages, hardcover.


The Reef Aquarium, Volume Three
J. Charles Delbeek & Julian Sprung

The long-awaited next book in this popular series. This book discusses the science, art and technology of building reef aquariums. Covers new ideas in filtration, lighting, and system design, plumbing, pumping, and electrical design, foods and feeding, new aquascaping techniques and future trends in the hobby. It holds many surprises and spectacular photographs. 680 pages.


Reef Fishes Vol. 2 - Basslets, Dottybacks & Hawkfishes
by Scott W Micheal

This book continues the highly acclaimed Scott Michael series with accounts of some of the most-loved groups of coral reef fishes. Covering 68 families and thousands of species, the Reef Fishes Series is an authoritative guide designed to be a lifelong reference for saltwater aquarists, divers, and amateur reef naturalists. This book contains detailed information on the following groups: Groupers, Soapfishes, Basslets, Dottybacks, Grammas, Longfins, Jawfishes, Bigeyes, Hawkfishes, Morwongs, Cardinalfishes, and Tilefishes.

Includes: Identification (500+ new species photos), behaviour, feeding, selection and buying advice, captive care techniques and secrets.


Reef Secrets  by Alf Jacob Nilsen, Svein A. Fossa

Reef Secrets
by Alf Jacob Nilsen, Svein A. Fossa

A fresh, easy-to-follow approach to setting up and stocking a
reef aquarium, filled with simple but authoritive advise from two
of the most respected pioneers of the modern marine hobby.
Readers will learn how to select fishes, corals and other
invertebrates; the secrets of good water quality; aquascaping;
reef maintenance; suggestions for unique biotope reef system;
and much more. There are over 100 pages of encyclopedia
listings of fishes and invertebrates commonly available to the
marine aquarist- all in full color.

Ultimate Marine Aquariums by Michael Paletta

Ultimate Marine Aquariums
by Michael Paletta

A Photographic Tour-De-Force, with glorious portraits of 50
world-class marine aquariums, along with priceless advice on how
they were planned and how there are kept healthy and vibrant.
Ultimate Marine Aquariums includes profiles of reef aquariums,
fish-only tanks, and a wide range of approaches, ranging from
simplified natural systems to high-tech designs with irresistible photographs of outstanding marine aquariums. Each with detailed descriptions of the planning, equipment, livestock selection,
and husbandry practices that make it work. Leading aquarists
admit their mistakes and give the newcomer tips and ideas for
succeeding with their own saltwater tanks both
large and small.


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