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Organized by family for easy reference, each profile includes all essential care, feeding and husbandry advice. The species profiled include all available reef aquarium choices, with scores of seldom seen, rare and recently discovered species. Written by the worlds most-read, most respected expert on marine fishes for the home aquarium, The Pocket Expert Guide to Reef Aquarium Fishes is a must-read for any fish enthusiasts.
Under specific conditions just about any seaweed, turf alga, phytoplankton or cyanobacteria can bloom and become "problematic." In this book Julian Sprung focuses on the varieties of algae that commonly do so in aquariums. He identifies them with Latin and common names, photographs of their gross morphology, and photographs taken under the microscope that depict important identifying features. The author gives an extensive set of recommendations for ways to control the growth of each alga through a combination of aquarium husbandry practices and the use of specific herbivores.
At some point every aquarist encounters a problem with algae. Solving the problems and controlling the algae can be a real test of ones patience and skill. If you are about to give up your hobby because your expensive aquarium has an out-of-control algae bloom that is driving you crazy, don’t give up! Buy this book and follow Julian’s advice.
Covers 68 families and thousands of species of fishes. Designed to be a lifelong reference for aquarists and divers.
This volume covers coral reef habitats and fish families with detailed information on the following groups:
Reef Life: Natural History and Behaviors of Marine Fishes and Invertebrates, includes chapters on reef exploration, reef origins, reef dwellers, near-reef habitats, co-habitation, feeding time, protection & defense, masquerade, reproduction, and disappearing reefs. This educational book features hundreds of full-color photographs from reefs around the world.
224 pages, © 2002, paperback
Aquarium Sharks & Rays: An Essential Guide to Their Selection, Keeping, and Natural History, is a must-have guide for every aquarist interested in keeping a shark or ray. It provides the latest state-of-the-art knowledge on maintaining sharks & rays in the home aquarium.
The Reef Aquarium, Volume Three: Science, Art, and Technology Reefkeeping science, involves the interplay of biology, chemistry, and physics. However, a reef aquarium is not simply a product of scientific knowledge. The application of engineering and its product technology, makes it possible to duplicate the specific biological, chemical, and physical requirements of a coral reef in a relatively small volume of water.
This third volume in The Reef Aquarium series, provides the most thorough description of the science behind the creation of a captive reef, and critically reviews and explains the different philosophical approaches to reef aquarium design. It also describes and illustrates the existing as well as emerging technology for building reef aquariums, to help guide the selection of equipment, its proper use, and installation.
While science and technology afford the blank canvas and tools to build a suitable life support system, the plants, animals, and of course the aquarist provide the final ingredient that we call art. This art also involves the system design as it relates to the living space, the aesthetic appearance of the display, and its ease of maintenance, safety, and functionality.
To this end, this book provides a wealth of information regarding aquascaping techniques, which combine art, biology, and physics; and invaluable information regarding plumbing, electrical, and other aspects of the aquarium design that combine art and engineering.
Lastly, this book discusses the benefits and potential environmental impacts of the marine aquarium hobby, the challenges for its future, and possible new directions. The Reef Aquarium volume three is the essential manual for all reef aquarium hobbyists, professional aquarists, and coral reef researchers who study, create, and enjoy coral reef ecosystems in the confines of an aquarium.
Ultimate Marine Aquariums: Saltwater Dream Systems and How They Are Created, features brilliant photography with amazing portraits of 50 world-class marine aquariums, along with priceless advice on how they were planned and how they are kept healthy and vibrant. There are profiles of reef aquariums, fish only tanks, and a wide range of approaches, ranging from simplified natural systems to high-tech designs. This edition lists 194 pages of reefs from around the world.
All color photos within are awesome! Each with detailed descriptions of the planning, 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 - large and small. Michael Paletta, is one of North America`s leading amateur saltwater aquarists. He has been involved in the design and setup of more than 60 marine aquariums, including the 4,500-gallon reef exhibit at the National Aquarium in Baltimore and a number of reef systems at the Pittsburgh Zoo Aquarium. Hardcover.