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The Conscientious Marine Aquarist: A Commonsense Handbook for Successful Saltwater Hobbyists
     

The Conscientious Marine Aquarist: A Commonsense Handbook for Successful Saltwater Hobbyists

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by Robert M. Fenner, Christopher Turk (Foreword by)
 

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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,

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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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781890087029
Publisher:
Microcosm, Limited
Publication date:
03/28/1998
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

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The Conscientious Marine Aquarist: A Commonsense Handbook for Successful Saltwater Hobbyists 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been an aquarist for years, engulfing nearly every text on the subject. This is the 'Marine Bible' everyone should start with. Clear, articulate and concise, Bob Fenner brings you into Oz, and lets you take a peek behind the curtain. And then, he tells you how to create your own. I now read advanced texts on the subject, and this is the only book that I come back time and time again. It may save you hundreds of dollars in poor decisions averted alone!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read many books on salt water aquariums. This is a great book compaired to all the ones I've read before, it'll definitly stay on my coffee table.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have bought numerous books over the internet on marine fish and was always disappointed. I thought I would give Barnes and Noble a chance and see what their books were like.The shipping time was great and the book was better than I ever expected,I highly reccommend this book for anyone just starting out with a new Aquarium.I Cannot express the satisfaction out of reading this book. After going to 3 Marine shops and everyone telling me something different I thought I would try to find a book that had some knowledge for the first timer starting an aquarium.This is the book.......Thank you for the excellant reviews on the book, they were right on .
Guest More than 1 year ago
Very precise and accurate information. I've read and re-read seven books on the subject in order to begin a reef aquarium after keeping saltwater fish only. The book was recommended by an excellent marine fish store, and I would highly recommend it after reading it myself.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is an excellent all-around book to have in your marine library. It's well written and pleasant to read, and it has great pictures. Lots of infos for reefers of every level. If you only plan on buying a few books, this should be one of them.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you want to avoid heartbreak in your tank, buy this book. Without it, listening to your local pet store will cost you money and fish.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A superb text for the novice marine aquarist. The author tells us what works and isn't afraid to tell us what does not. A must.