Foreword by Julian Sprung
This is the book that has launched hundreds of thousands of aquarists into the marine aquarium hobby, surehandedly guiding them as they set up their first marine aquariums and moved into reefkeeping and breeding.
Written by Martin A. Moe, Jr., marine biologist and pioneering fish and invertebrate breeder, The Marine Aquarium Handbook has been highly acclaimed for providing sound advice in a clear, readable, and engaging voice.
Now extensively updated and expanded, with new world-class color images by Matthew L. Wittenrich, Scott W. Michael, Alf Jacob Nilsen, Denise Nielsen Tackett, Larry Tackett, and others, ‘The Marine Aquarium Handbook’ covers the latest methods for setting up, stocking, and maintaining a thriving saltwater tank.
A lifetime of research and experience in keeping and breeding marine fishes and invertebrates is packed into the following chapters:
- The Aquarium: Size, Shape, Style, and Construction
- The Water: Composition, Collection, Mixing, and Preparation
- Filtration: Mechanical, Chemical, Biological, and Sterilization
- The Biological Filter: Live Rock, Live Sand, and External Options
- Physics & Chemistry: The Essential Information for Marine Aquarists
- Setup & Maintenance: The First Day, The First Year
- Fish Selection: What to Look for: Condition and Compatibility
- Introduction & Quarantine: Purposes and Methods
- Diseases & Distress: Identification and Treatment
foods & feeding: What, When, and How
- Breeding Marine FISH: The Basic Process and Easiest Species