Synopses & Reviews
This fully illustrated handbook is designed to help the beginning saltwater hobbyist with planning, setting up, and stocking his or her first marine aquarium. Includes up-to-date advice on appropriate equipment, filtration, live rock, lighting, aquascaping, and an invaluable fish-selection guide with color photographs and expert tips on picking the best species for a new saltwater aquarium. Clear and concise, The New Marine Aquarium is written by one of the country's leading amateur aquarists. It is designed to help bring new enthusiasts into the marine field -- and to keep them involved by creating healthy, attractive, intelligently stocked marine tanks.
The beginner's book of choice for every new marine hobbyist, as well those ready to start over with simple, state-of-the art techniques.
Creating a beautiful, thriving first saltwater aquarium has never been easier, using the natural, simplified methods learned and practiced by the world's leading reef hobbyists. By helping newcomers avoid the pitfalls of outdated, high-maintenance filtration techniques, the author offers an easy-to-follow route to long-term success with live rock, appropriate equipment, aquascaping, disease prevention, and essential husbandry techniques. Includes a photographic guide to selecting fishes, with dozens of hardy choices that are highly recommended for beginning hobbyists or others wanting beautiful, interesting, and long-lived marine species.