learning about corals

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  1. rhox

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    hi I'm new to marine keeping and I would like to learn more about coral. identification and husbandry etc. but am struggling to find any books with relevant info? just wanted to know if anyone has any suggestions of good books?
    thank you.
    Ryan.
     
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    thank you but I live in the bush that's why I'm looking for some books to read.
     
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    You can subscribe to Coral Magazine or Fish keeper. As for books not sure but website live aquaria dot com is good.
     
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    ok thanx it seems it is quite difficult to find. Which is surprising. I would have thought they are so pretty and interesting there would be a few books on them. Maby just not in this end of the world.
     
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    It's not that they are few and far in between, just the web is far more detailed with limitless info and up to date and there are some awesome coral web sites, like wwwdotgoogledotcom search "cora"l. Just kidding.

    Also books are expensive.

    Corals rock.
     
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    By the way I hope that you play golf as you live in a beautiful golfing region. Cheers.
     
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    Haha no I dont play golf I dont have the pacience. Thats why this hobby is such a challange for me. It seems you are right the internet is the best. The only thing is I have to drive to town to get decent signal lol.
     
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    Here are some of the books I have that I find useful, I'll post Amazon links but you should be able to find them elsewhere like Kalahari maybe:

    [ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Aquarium-Corals-Selection-Husbandry-Natural/dp/1890087475"]Aquarium Corals: Selection, Husbandry and Natural History: Amazon.co.uk: Eric Borneman: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51DE5SZ2cRL.@@AMEPARAM@@51DE5SZ2cRL[/ame] - very big book with lots of pics and info, definitely a good read, might be a bit too technical for a beginner but is certainly full of info.

    [ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Marine-Invertebrates-PocketExpert-Ronald-Shimek/dp/1890087661/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_z"]Marine Invertebrates (PocketExpert Guide): Amazon.co.uk: Ronald L. Shimek: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51yK2UzmGML.@@AMEPARAM@@51yK2UzmGML[/ame] - small pocket sized book, but quite thick, doesn't quite cover everything but still has some good info in it, nicely laid out.

    [ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corals-Quick-Reference-Guide-Oceanographic/dp/1883693098/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1381825426&sr=1-1&keywords=corals+a+quick+reference+guide"]Corals: A Quick Reference Guide Oceanographic Series: Amazon.co.uk: Julian Sprung: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51MWE3BM90L.@@AMEPARAM@@51MWE3BM90L[/ame] - this is a nice book, lots of photo's, but information is very basic and short, it's almost like a condensed version of the book in the first link, but still good as it gives you easy to understand info about the corals requirements.

    [ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Book-Marine-Aquarium-Nick-Dakin/dp/184286081X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1381825576&sr=1-1&keywords=the+book+of+the+marine+aquarium"]The Book of the Marine Aquarium: Amazon.co.uk: Nick Dakin: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ETC6D8M9L.@@AMEPARAM@@51ETC6D8M9L[/ame] - also a big book, concentrates mostly on fish though but has a small section with a few corals in, but good info all round.
     
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    oh wow thanx viper thats exactly what I was looking for :) thank you very much. Cant wait till the tank is up and running again.
     
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