Good marine books

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  1. Dutchy

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    Hey guys,

    I've been a member of MASA for a while and have been following a lot of your threads with interest and must complement you on the excellent advise. I'm currently studying veterinary at Onderstepoort and would like your advise on good marine books to upgrade or current ancient collection at our library. They can be from overseas and should be as comprehensive as possible covering topics such as breeding, coral care, marine chemistry and setup. The newer the publication the better. Also any magazine publications that are worth while can also be suggested. All your input will be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks, Garth.
     
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  3. Tony

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    For general understanding - the reef aquarium vol three by Julain Sprung and Chris Delbeek

    Marine Chemistry - Marine chemistry by Chris Brighwell

    Fis Id - Coral Reef Fishes by Ewald Lieske and Robert Myers

    Marine invertebrates - Marine Invertebrates by Ronald L Shimek

    On line sources - Reefkeeping.com ; Advanced Aquarist.

    BTW, welcome to MASA Garth
     
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    Welcome!

    great list there tony, anything by Sprung, Dilbeek, and Shimek is gold.

    MASA is also TOPS!
     
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    masa wins:) but all those tony listed are good. there are some good local fish books as well, i will try look the titles up for you..

    welcome to masa, nice to know OP has such an interest. I studies at tuks and have a number of ex op friends, plus a few that are there at the moment:)
     
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    Coral Propagation by Anthony Calfo is a good book as well. Lot of info on filtration, refugiums, live food culture, fragging corals, etc.
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    Dutchy

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    Thanks guys appreciate the warm welcome and the suggestions! Any good books on breeding and set up?
     
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    There's also Reef Invertebrates by Anthony Calfo. Lot on substrates, live rock, algae, etc.
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    Three that I own and recommend:

    Clownfishes by Joyce Wilkerson

    The complete Illustrated Breeder's Guide to Marine Aquarium Fishes by Matthew L. Wittenrich

    The Plankton Culture Manual by Frank H. Hoff and Terry W. Snell
     
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    Dutchy

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    Great suggestions there anemone!
     
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    The Reef Aquarium Volume One - J Charles Delbeek and Julian Sprung

    The Reef Aquarium Volume Two - J Charles Delbeek and Julian Sprung

    The Reef Aquarium Volume Three - J Charles Delbeek and Julian Sprung

    Best books ever!
     
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    great books, just damn expensive!:(
     
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    Any newer additions or suggestions.
     
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    :welcomewave: Garth. I have some very old marine books, but these days the internet and forums like these are so full of information that we hardly ever have to buy a book!
    Have you tried yo get hold of any recent papers, I am sure you will be able to search and then follow references back from these, that's what I did when I when I was studying.
    Unfortunately I haven't seen many papers that are published in search engines, maybe only their abstract is found and the "meat" of the paper is left out for the reader to go search for the hard copy, I don't know?
    Good kluck, and happy reading, it was my favourite part of studying.:thumbup:
     

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