A full book review and 4.5 star rating from your About Guides to Saltwater Aquariums on Hawai'i's Sea Creatures - A Guide to Hawai'i's Marine Invertebrates by John P. Hoover. This is an excellent marine invertebrates indentification and characteristics reference book for any saltwater aquarium owner to have on hand.
Don Carner gives his book review on "Reef Invertebrates: An Essential Guide To Selection, Care and Compatibility" authored by Anthony Rosario Calfo in partnership with Robert Fenner, the crew of WetWebMedia. A complete and concise guide to understanding, setting up, and caring for true reef aquariums and the invertebrates in them, with color photographs throughout that include informative captions, and many other features, this book is a must have for anyone that is or wants to be a reefkeeper.
This review on April Kirkendoll's How To Raise and Train Your Peppermint Shrimp book is based on the 1st Edition we have. Available in an expanded chapters 2nd Edition printing, which we have no doubt is even better than the first version, read all about this excellent peppermint and other types of shrimps aquaculturing publication, and buy it here.
A full book review and 5 star rating from your Guide to Saltwater Aquariums on The Marine Aquarium Handbook: Beginner to Breeder by Martin A. Moe. We highly recommend The Marine Aquarium Handbook as a valuable asset for any beginner or intermediate level aquarists to have in their reference library.
Authored by Anthony Rosario Calfo, the Book of Coral Propagation Volume 1; Version 1.0 - Reef Gardening for Aquarists: A Concise Guide to the Successful Care and Culture of Coral Reef Invertebrates is very thorough in its approach to coral farming. Anyone who is currently a reefkeeper, or aspiring to be one needs to acquire this book.
A full book review and 4.5 star rating from your About Guides to Saltwater Aquariums on Clownfishes - A Guide to Their Captive Care, Breeding and Natural History by Joyce D. Wilkerson. Being one of the pioneers in the field of breeding Clownfishes in captivity, Joyce has taken her expertise and created what is considered by many to be the first popular handbook on the husbandry of what are perhaps the most endearing of all reef fishes.
A product review and 5 star rating from Don Carner on the Knop C Calcium Reactor. It's delivery of calcium and other necessary minerals to the saltwater aquarium or reef tank water chemistry is accomplished via a very simplified design that is set up and running in about 1/2 hour.
Angelfishes & Butterflyfishes PLUS Ten More Aquarium Fish Families With Expert Captive Care Advice For The Marine Aquarist is the third book in Scott W. Michael's highly acclaimed Reef Fishes Series five-volume set that continues on with profiling more of the most-loved groups of coral reef fishes of interest to marine aquarists. Filled with valuable fish family and species profile and captive aquarium care information, Reef Fishes - Volume 3 is a must-have complimentary volume to this series.
Basslets, Dottybacks & Hawkfishes, PLUS Seven More Aquarium Fish Families With Expert Captive Care Advice For The Marine Aquarist is the second book in Scott W. Michael's five-volume series to be released. Filled with color photographs, lots of important captive care and much more advice, Reef Fishes Volume 2 is a top pick fish guide that profiles some of the most-loved groups of fishes of interest to saltwater aquarists.
Reef Fishes - Volume 1: A Guide To Their Identification, Behavior and Captive Care is the first in a series of five books by Scott W. Michael to be published. This volume starts with an introduction to coral reef habitats and the fish associated with them, then proceeds to profile fish families and species of the most-interest to marine hobbyists. This is an excellent fish care and identification resource book for all saltwater aquarium keepers to have.
Don Carner gives his reveiw on Reef Fishes - Volume 1: A Guide To Their Identification, Behavior and Captive Care authored by Scott W. Michael. This book takes the form of five announced volumes in a series, to be followed by a final photographic index of all species previously covered. If this first book is any indication, this series of reference guides will set the standard for many years to come regarding the identification, behavior and captive care of our marine pets.
A book review from your About Guides to Saltwater Aquariums on "Natural Reef Aquariums: Simplified Approaches to Creating Living Saltwater Microcosms" authored by John H. Tullock. Based on the theory of less technology, more biology, this is a top pick book recommended for all reef keepers new or experienced.
A review from your About Guides to Saltwater Aquariums on the PocketExpert Guide series book Marine Fishes: 500+ Essential-To-Know Aquarium Species authored by Scott W. Michael. Profiling over 500 of the most popularly kept species in the saltwater hobby with full color photographs included, this is a must-have simple but concise identification and captive care profile information book that all aquarists should have.
A PocketExpert Guide series book review, Marine Invertebrates: 500+ Essential-To-Know Aquarium Species authored by Ronald L. Shimek, Ph.D. profiles over 500 of the most popularly kept species in saltwater aquariums. The Quick Finder common name animal index provided in this book makes it easy to locate captive care, feeding and much more need-to-know advice on invertebrates, which makes this concise reference guide a must-have book for beginning to expert aquarists.
A book review and 5 star rating from your About Guides to Saltwater Aquariums on Baensch Marine Atlas 1: The Joint Aquarium Care of Invertebrates and Tropical Marine Fishes. Authored by Hans A. Baensch and Helmut Debelius, this is not only a top pick reef tank set up and maintenance book, but an excellent fish and invertebrate identification and captive care guide highly recommended for beginner and experienced hobbyists alike.
A full review and 5 star rating from your Guides to Saltwater Aquariums on Aquarium Sharks and Rays, An Essential Guide to Their Selection, Keeping, and Natural History by Scott W. Michael. This is, without a doubt, a vital reference book for any saltwater or reef aquarist to obtain that is considering diving into the sensitive realm of keeping these marine animals, and even for those that may have already done so.
A full book review and 5 star rating from your About Guides to Saltwater Aquariums on Aquarium Corals - Selection, Husbandry, and Natural History by Eric H. Borneman. This authoritative and comprehensive guide is packed full of everything you want to know about corals, both how they live in nature and how to take care of them in a marine aquarium. Aquarium Corals is a book that all coral reefkeepers should obtain for their reference library.
A full book review and 5 star rating from your About Guides to Saltwater Aquariums on Ultimate Marine Aquariums - Saltwater Dream Systems and How They Are Created by Michael S. Paletta. Profiling 50 very different set ups from 40 to 2,000 gallons in size, Ultimate Marine Aquariums is a great resource of saltwater system set up ideas, and clearly shows there is no real right or wrong way to do it!
A full book review and 5 star rating from your Guides to Saltwater Aquariums on Reef Secrets - Starting Right, Selecting Fishes and Invertebrates, Advanced Biotope Techniques by Alf Jacob Nilsen and Svein A. Fossa. Reef Secrets is a book we highly recommend for any potential or new reef aquarists, as well as anyone who wants to convert an existing basic saltwater aquarium into a reef system, or is simply planning to add new livestock to a tank they now have.
A full book review and 4 star rating from your About Guides to Saltwater Aquariums on Reef Life - Natural History and Behaviors of Marine Fishes and Invertebrates by Denise Nielsen Tackett and Larry Tackett. Because Reef Life profiles uncommon, rare and unsual marine life not often found or seen either in nature or fish stores, it is an excellent book for any saltwater aquarist to have to help identify and learn about the characteristics of these types of fishes and invertebrates.
A full book review and 5.0 star rating from your About Guides to Saltwater Aquariums on The Conscientious Marine Aquarist - A Commonsense Handbook for Successful Saltwater Hobbyists by Robert M. Fenner.
A full book review and 5 star rating from your About Guides to Saltwater Aquariums on The New Marine Aquarium: Step-By-Step Set Up and Stocking Guide by Michael S. Paletta. This is a book we highly recommend not only for beginners, but one that would be a valuable resource for any saltwater aquarist to have in their reference library.
A full product review and 4.5 star rating from your About Guides to Saltwater Aquariums on the Marineland Magnum 350 Canister Filter, an along side tank unit that is a true aquarium filtration workhorse. Suitable for mechanical and chemical filtration, its versatile systems design also allows you to connect the output to a BIO-Wheel PRO for wet/dry biological filtration if desired, and can be use with other accessories like the easily attachable Power Kleen Gravel Washer.
A full book review and 5 star rating on the Baensch Marine Atlas 3 authored by Dr. Harry Erhardt and Dr. Horst Moosleitner. Picking up where Atlas 2 leaves off, Baensch Marine Atlas 3 it is the third and final marine invertebrates identification and care profile book in this series we highly recommend for any saltwater aquarist who is planning to be or already is a reefkeeper.
A full book review and 5 star rating on the Baensch Marine Atlas 2 authored by Dr. Harry Erhardt and Dr. Horst Moosleitner. Picking up where "Atlas 1" leaves off, Baensch Marine Atlas 2 is the second marine invertebrates identification and care profile book in this series we highly recommend for any saltwater aquarist who is planning to be or already is a reefkeeper.