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  1. omard

    omard Gnarly Old Codfish

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    Have something good :D (or "bad" :huh:) to say about a particular book or magazine?

    Please post here so it does not get "lost", buried away in another thread...

    Will be of great help to us all to be able to find all in one place...

    THX

    OmarD

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  3. omard

    omard Gnarly Old Codfish

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    "Moved Thread" (OmarD)

    Originally posted by:

    Craig_Manoukian
    3reef Moderator
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    Re: New "Book" Forum!!!  
    « Reply #2 on: Today at 9:59am »


    Johns Tullock's book "Natural Reef Aquariums:  Simplified Approaches to Creating Living Saltwater Microcosims"  is an absolute must.

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    John Tullock
     
    Founder of the American Marinelife Dealers Association

    The AMDA was founded in 1995 in response to a growing awareness that certain aspects of wild harvest of marine fish, invertebrates and live rock for home aquariums might be having detrimental effects on coral reef habitats. Believing as we do that conserving the resources that provide over 90 percent of the live specimens from which we derive our livelihood is essential to the future of our industry, our goal is to identify, to reduce, and eventually to eliminate, negative environmental impacts that could result from our collective business activities.

    Approximately one million marine aquariums currently exist in the United States, constituting two-thirds of the world total.  The approximate retail value of annual sales of living marine organisms totals US $200,000,000.  Additional sales of non-living products for establishing and maintaining home marine aquariums totals US $300,000,000.  Thus, American hobbyists spend half a billion dollars annually in pursuit of their interest in coral reef denizens.

    Over 90 percent of all live marine aquarium organisms are collected from coral reefs, with the remainder coming from various types of captive propagation.  While Florida and Hawaii are significant sources of specimens, most, including all stony corals, come from Indonesia, the Philippines, and elsewhere in the Indo-Pacific.  A small percentage of the trade originates in Africa and the Middle East.

    Recent reports conclude that, in some locations, illegal practices by collectors are damaging reefs and placing undue pressure on populations of target species.  Further, our collective experience indicates that improper conditions of holding and handling of live inventories between collection and eventual retail sale are probably responsible for excessive mortalities.   Avoidable delayed post-collection mortalities increase our costs of doing business.

    They also contribute to a high dropout rate among marine aquarium hobbyists our only market whose morale is lowered when specimens perish despite their best efforts.  In our view, making our industry more sustainable is both good for the reefs and good for business.

    This is a sure fire 10 from a leader in conservation and helping the home aquariast!
     
  4. omard

    omard Gnarly Old Codfish

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    (Moved Thread - OmarD :) )

    Originally posted by:

    Matt Rogers
    Kingfish
    Pt. Richmond CA

    Book To Get: Ulimate Marine Aquariums
    « on: Dec 10th, 2003, 9:29pm »



    I just read Martin Moe's review of this book -

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    Michael Paletta got to travel the world and see 50 of the ultimate hobbyist aquariums and document all their hardware and the efforts and wisdom of their owners. Sounds like a must have book!

    The detail is supposed to be extraordinary.

    If Martin Moe is excited about it, that's a good sign! Looks like I am getting a new book.

    8)

    http://www.microcosm-books.com/html/UltimateMarineAquariums.html
     
  5. szaijan

    szaijan Astrea Snail

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    A book that I really like as a newbie salt water aquarist is also by Michael S. Paletta.

    "The New Marine Aquarium: A Step by Step Setup and Stocking Guide" - 2001

    It seems to agree with most of what I've read here, and has a lot of other tips I haven't seen elsewhere. For beginners, the checklists and step by step instructions are very helpful, and will give you the background to make use of the numerous in depth resources available here and on the web.
     
  6. omard

    omard Gnarly Old Codfish

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    Hiya szaijan,

    Great tip on the Paletta book... Looks like a great buy for us "rookies" ;)

    "The New Marine Aquarium: A Step by Step Setup and Stocking Guide" - 2001

    Just looked up on Amazon.com...Can be had for just $13.97 (save 30%)

    "The New Marine Aquarium" - Amazon.com

    Here is pic from book (copyrighted of course 8)) - which I thought was very exceptional display setup... :eek:

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    © Fair Use Doctrine of International Copyright Law ©​

    Thanks for sharing with us...Books like this are among the best (and most often overlooked) investments one just starting out can make...a little time spent up close with an expert like Paletta can save big $$$ down the line...

    Rgds,

    ScottD
     
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    cannon2222 Spaghetti Worm

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    About a year ago I got Saltwater Aquariums for Dummies by Gregory Skomal. It's a good book for newbies or if you want to brush up on something you might have forgotten.



    phil

    P.S.[glow=yellow,2,300][shadow=red, 2, 300]There are no "Dummies" here at 3reef by the way! [/shadow] [/glow]
     
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  9. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    heh. nice phil.

    Omar that pic is AMAZING!! WHAT A TANK!

    I've just finished a couple books, I'll post after work soon.
     
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    [quote author=omard link=board=Books;num=1082669698;start=0#2 date=04/22/04 at 15:00:35](Moved Thread - OmarD  :) )

    Originally posted by:

    Matt Rogers
    Kingfish
    Pt. Richmond CA

    Book To Get: Ulimate Marine Aquariums  
    « on: Dec 10th, 2003, 9:29pm »



    I just read Martin Moe's review of this book -

    [​IMG]

    Michael Paletta got to travel the world and see 50 of the ultimate hobbyist aquariums and document all their hardware and the efforts and wisdom of their owners. Sounds like a must have book!

    The detail is supposed to be extraordinary.

    If Martin Moe is excited about it, that's a good sign! Looks like I am getting a new book.

    8)

    http://www.microcosm-books.com/html/UltimateMarineAquariums.html

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    I just recieved my copy of "Ultimate Marine Aquariums" by Michael Paletta. WOW!
    It's the ultimate picture book. I have just been able to skim a bit. Looks like everything from nano to 20,000 gal public aquariums. It has individual info on all tanks.
    I am going to give it a 4 1/2 out of 5 stars only because I wish there could have been more equipment pics. Ill post more as I get reading.
    Scott (the other white meat) 8)
     
  11. Birdlady

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    Hi there Szidls

    Let me know how you like that book, it is on my short list....there is supposed to be a picture of the reef at my LFS....The Hidden Reef.....

    It would be neat to see something I can go see in a book ;D

    Thanks!
     
  12. szidls

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    Hey Birdlady,
    Hidden Reef.........Pg 124. 180 gal LPS and Softy tank. Looks great. Yea it's really cool to see a published tank up close. I would definately make a trip to the store. [smiley=2thumbsup.gif] This book is a must have IMO. Sooo many pictures.
    Scott 8)