Which Reef Book Do I Buy?

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  1. coral reefer

    coral reefer Giant Squid

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    I have the book "Aquarium Corals" by Eric Borneman, which is a very good book, I might add. The question is does anyone have "The Reef Aquarium" I believe there are 4 volumes by Delbeek and Sprung, or "Corals Of The World"(3vol.set) by J.E.N Veron, or "Reef Guides to:Asia Pacific-Indo Pacific and Indian Ocean Reef. These books are by Helmut Debelius, Harry Erhardt and Daniel Knop. I need to get some feedback on these books. Also I want to find out if the book I have by Eric Borneman is sufficient as far as Corals, Reefs, photography and education is concerned? Or should I purchase one of these books, or possibly, there may be another book not listed that someone thinks may be comporable if not better. These books are $50.00 to $150.00 range so they are not cheap!!!!!!
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  3. Navarchus

    Navarchus Plankton

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    I have the The Reef Aquarium vol. 2 it is very good and has helped me with my reef tank. I have Just ordered vol. 1. I fund out you can't have the one with out the other.
     
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  4. Dador

    Dador Coral Banded Shrimp

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    I just picked up both the Reef Aquarium books and they are a great set. I got vol. 2 from Amazon at a pretty good discount but found Vol 1 at a book store here in Dayton called Half price books for $7 in perfect condition. I'm not sure if they are a chain store or not. I know I've seen Vol 3 on ebay for about $64 but don't know anything about it.

    I also have a book called Pocket Guide to Marine Fishes that I have dog eared to death its been so helpful. I just saw at my lfs that there is are 2 companion books for Reef and inverts that I want to get. They are by Scott W. Michael. I'll let you know when I do buy them.

    Hope that helps.
     
  5. coral reefer

    coral reefer Giant Squid

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    Thanks all!!!Alot of good books out there, it is just that they are so expensive!!!!!!!
     
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    once in awhile they pop up on eBay
     
  7. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I own the Corals of the World series and they're great for identifying corals. If I'm not mistaken, our club owns a lot of the books mentioned and more so if you want to check them out before you buy, sign them out at the next meeting :)
     
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  9. coral reefer

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    Thanks AMCARRIG, that's right we have that option available to us!!!!!!!
     
  10. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes indeed we do :)

    One of these days, I might actually meet you at one of these meetings aye? :)
     
  11. coral reefer

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    Hey neighbor!!!
    I'm am looking forward to meeting you!!!!!I have regretted not introducing myself to you at the Puppy center... My daughter and I have only been to one meeting unfortunately due scheduling conflicts.
     
  12. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I haven't been to too many meetings myself but that's because it has been a busy summer. Next time I plan to attend, I'll drop you a line to find out if you'll be there :)