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    Whats your favorite reef/marine/fish books ?

    We had a thread on this in 2005.
    Thought i'd start a new one with possibly new books in there.
    if you can, please include full title and ISBN.

    My 2 favorites are:

    - Aquarium Corals: Selection, Husbandry, and Natural History
    by Eric H. Borneman
    ISBN: 1890087483

    - The Reef Aquarium Volume Three: Science, Art, and Technology
    by J. Charles Delbeek (Author), Julian Sprung (Author)
    ISBN: 1883693144

    What are yours ?

    ( With the holidays coming up soon, would be a sweet gift idea for us reefers )


    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    Senior Member steve w.'s Avatar
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    The Eric Bornman book is also my favorate.
    100G Reef
    Purple,Blue,Yellow and Sailfin Tangs.Damsel,Clown and Coral Beauty,Fosters Hawkfish.
    Many mixed corals and clams.
    65G fuge in basement.
    Mag 24 return,RODI,2 Phosban reactors and UV.
    620w in DT.

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    Senior Member Zookeeper's Avatar
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    I had not bought or read an actual aquarium related book in years until I started setting up the 120 at home this summer and had to re-read a few things. When I got into this hobby with the tank I set up in my office six years ago I read Natural Reef Aquariums by John Tullock. A good starter book and I re-read a few things recently and it is still quite relavent.

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    I really like Scott W. Michael's series of fish books. They are very informative and have a much wider selection of fish per family then anything else I have looked at.

    The Angelfishes & Butterfly book (one of the series) is here on Amazon.
    Upgrade in the works! Keep looking for an update.

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    Senior Member SnelgroveReefer's Avatar
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    My favorite book is Ultimate Marine Aquariums by Mike Paletta. I love to see not only peoples display tank but also the sump and all the peripheral equipment needed to sustain aquatic life. It also gives all of the operating parameters for each system, equipment lists and other valuable and interesting info. Also, I know one of the people featured in the book, Bob James, he is the president of MAST.

    Another is Reef Invertebrates by Anthony Calfo and Bob Fenner.

    90g Display, 30gal sump w/ refugium, MAS CR418 calcium reactor w/ Mag5 and Blueline CO2, Vertex IN-180 protein skimmer w/ Mag5, Mag9.5 return, 150 Phosban Reactor w/ MJ 1200, 1 Ebo 200w heater, 90lbs. LR, 80lbs. Carib-Sea aragonite, Cooltouch MH lights -2 x 400watt (20K & 14K) PFO hoods & Coralife 65w PC in custom hood with fan, Coralife 3-3/4watt mini moonlights, 8 jet Closed Loop System w/Reef-flo Dart, Aqua-Safe RO/DI, JBJ Auto Top Off unit w/Mag 5 return, 12g Nano cube, 10g quarentine.

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