Newbie book?

Discussion in 'Books & Magazines' started by antonioaqua, Mar 15, 2012.

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  1. antonioaqua

    antonioaqua Astrea Snail

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    Can anyone recommend a starter book. Will start off as a FOWLR tank at first then gradually adding corals for a full reef. Thanks!
     
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  3. SeminoleB

    SeminoleB Coral Banded Shrimp

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    SAY Ocellaris Clown

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    i found "The Constientious marine Aquarist" by Bob Fenner to be a good book when i set up in 2009. I think that was the second edition and am not sure if there is a newer version out there.
     
  5. Greg@LionfishLair

    Greg@LionfishLair 3reef Sponsor

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    Beside's Fenner's excellent book:

    Advanced Marine Aquarium Techniques by Jay Hemdal is a great reference.
     
  6. antonioaqua

    antonioaqua Astrea Snail

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    Thanks i was looking at that one! Question, does Vol 2 cover everything in Vol 1 plus updated material?
     
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    SnooknRedz Vlamingii Tang

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    Just gonna throw this out there... for free, the advice from many experienced aquarist on here could give you the things your looking for. just as an alternate. Fish only systems are a breeze to care for. nothing too crazy, and keeping corals is just a matter of experience, knowledge, and the willing to understand the biology of what they need and why.
     
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  9. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I invested in " The Reef Aquarium" Volume I, II, III. I have used these books since 1996 and read all of them numerous times. As with all books some information is out dated, but the science and presentation are excellent.

    For Clownfish Joyce Wilkerson, again somewhat dated but an excellent reference for base line material. May she RIP, what a great hobbyist. :-(
     
  10. antonioaqua

    antonioaqua Astrea Snail

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    Thanks guys for the advice! I take public transportation to work (1 hour each way) So reading to kill time!
     
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    kv2wr1 Astrea Snail

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    A simple guide to Marine Aquariums by Jeffrey Kurtz. It's very straightforward and easy to understand.
     
  12. toua

    toua Flamingo Tongue

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    I have this book (vol 1) and a couple others from when I started and it's in great if not perfect condition. If you are considering buying a copy I can just ship you my books if you pay for shipping. I was just going to donate them to the local library anyways, let me know.
     
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