Marine Aquarium Handbook: Beginner to Breeder

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The Marine Aquarium Handbook is the bestselling saltwater aquarium book of all time, selling more than 250,000 copies since first published in 1982 and launching aspiring aquarists into the marine aquarium hobby. Out of print since 2006, this indispensable resource is now available in a completely updated and redesigned third edition that includes world-class color photography to help guide the reader through setup of their first marine aquarium and then progresses to reefkeeping and breeding of marine fishes. ...
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Overview


The Marine Aquarium Handbook is the bestselling saltwater aquarium book of all time, selling more than 250,000 copies since first published in 1982 and launching aspiring aquarists into the marine aquarium hobby. Out of print since 2006, this indispensable resource is now available in a completely updated and redesigned third edition that includes world-class color photography to help guide the reader through setup of their first marine aquarium and then progresses to reefkeeping and breeding of marine fishes. Written by an acclaimed marine biologist and pioneering fish and invertebrate breeder, the book provides sound advice in a clear, readable, and engaging voice. New content exclusive to this edition includes recent advances in biofiltration and energy-efficient lighting, brand new chapters on marine foods and refugia, greatly expanded coverage of fish species and hardy invertebrate species, and information about those species best suited for breeding. Each featured fish has a species profile, behavior notes, native range, maximum size, and essential feeding and husbandry advice. The Marine Aquarium Handbook covers everything a marine hobbyist needs to know to get started and be successful, including aquarium choices, water chemistry, filtration, biological filtration and live rock, setup and maintenance, fish selection, and identification and treatment of common diseases.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780982026212
  • Publisher: TFH Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 936,384
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 9

Preface 13

Introduction 17

1 The Aquarium 26

Size, Shape, Style, and Construction

2 The Water 42

Composition, Collection, Mixing, and Preparation

3 Filtration 60

Mechanical, Chemical, Biological, and Sterilization

4 The Biological Filter 90

Live Rock, Live Sand, and External Options

5 Physics & Chemistry 128

The Essential Information for Marine Aquarists

6 Setup & Maintenance 148

The First Day, The First Year

7 Fish Selection 162

What to Look for: Condition and Compatibility

8 Introduction & Quarantine 188

Purposes and Methods

9 Diseases & Distress 198

Identification and Treatment

10 Foods & Feeding 254

What, When, and How

11 Breeding Marine Fish 292

The Basic Process and Easiest Species

Index 336

Selected References 344

Photo Credits 350

About The Author 351

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