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Some Useful Books for Beginner and Advanced Aquarists


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The Conscientious Marine Aquarist - Robert M Fenner 2001 (original 1998)

A good guide to setting up (occasionally slightly dated) and a useful section on fish and corals

ISBN-10: 1890087025

ISBN-13: 978-1890087029

Natural Reef Aquariums: Simplified Approaches to Creating Living Saltwater Microcosms - John H Tullock 2001

Using live rock and live sand as part of a natural filtration system

ISBN-10: 1890087017

ISBN-13: 978-189008701

Your First Marine Aquarium (A Complete Pet Owner's Manual) - John Tullock 1998

Inexpensive, and a useful first book

ISBN-10: 0764136755

ISBN-13: 978-0764136757

Reef Secrets: Starting Right, Selecting Fishes & Invertebrates, Advanced Biotope Techniques - Nilsen & Fossa 2002

Starting right, selecting stock, biotope techniques. Contains a guide, with pictures, to corals, invertebrates, & fish.

ISBN-10: 189008767X

ISBN-13: 978-1890087678

A PocketExpert Guide to Marine Fishes: 500+ Essential-To-Know Aquarium Species - Scott W Michael 2001

An excellent small guide to aquarium fish and their care requirements

ISBN-10: 1890087386

ISBN-13: 978-1890087388

A PocketExpert Guide to Marine Invertebrates: 500+ Essential-to-Know Aquarium Species - Ronald L Shimek 2004

An excellent small guide to aquarium corals, shrimps, snails etc

ISBN-10: 1890087661

ISBN-13: 978-1890087661

A PocketExpert Guide to Reef Aquarium Fishes: 500+ Essential-to-Know Species (Microcosm/T.F.H. Professional) - Scott W Michael 2006

His latest small guide to aquarium fish and their care requirements - with some new-to-the-hobby species

ISBN-10: 1890087890

ISBN-13: 978-1890087890

Aquarium Corals: Selection, Husbandry and Natural History - Eric H Borneman 2004 (original 2001)

The best coral book. Coral care and identification. Get it

ISBN-10: 1890087475

ISBN-13: 978-1890087470

Corals: Quick Reference Guide (Oceanographic Series) - Julian Sprung 1999

A good guide to corals, complete with a placement guide (lighting needs, water flow, aggressiveness, hardiness)

ISBN-10: 1883693098

ISBN-13: 978-1883693091

Clownfishes by Joyce D. Wilkerson (1997)

A guide to the care of the different clownfish species as well as their hosts!

ISBN-10: 1890087041

ISBN-13: 978-1890087043

Invertebrates: Quick Ref Guide (Oceanographic Series) - Julian Sprung 2001

Covers all those other inverts - sponges, slugs, crabs, urchins, stars etc

ISBN-10: 1883693004

ISBN-13: 978-1883693008

Reef Invertebrates: An Essential Guide to Selection, Care and Compatibility - Calfo & Fenner 2003

A guide to selection, care and compatibility of a broad variety of invertebrates

ISBN-10: 0967263034


Saltwater Aquariums for Dummies by Gregory Skomal, PhD

Its straight foreword very well structure for the new person in the hobby. Its not pretentious, its very cheap.

ISBN-10: 0470068051

ISBN-13: 978-0470068052

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