Reef Books

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  1. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Could we get a list going of some worthwhile books that newcomers to this hobby would benefit from, there are many many books out there, of which some are unfortunately a bit outdated.

    I am a big fan of Reef Invertebrates by Anthony Calfo, this book is full of colourful photo's and also contains information about refugiums, deep sand beds (DSB) and a huge array of invertebrates, algaes, clams etc. A really worthwhile book in my opinion.
     
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    The conciencious marine aquarist - Bob Fenner
     
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    Commonsense Handbook for Successful Saltwater Hobbyists
    Author: Robert M. Fenner[​IMG] [​IMG]R356.95
    (eB 3570)[​IMG]Delivery time: Usually within 10 working days.
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    [​IMG] customer reviewsrate this productemail to a friend [​IMG] Product detailsPublisher: TFH Publications ISBN: 9781890087029 Format: Softcover Publication Date: 1998/3 Size: 209 x 214 x 28, 1397g Pages: 432 Illustrations: Illustrated Readership: General [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Short DescriptionDrawing upon a lifetime of aquatic experience, marine biologist Bob Fenner demystifies the process of planning, setting up, stocking, and managing a beautiful, thriving slice of the tropical ocean. A leading advocate for the responsible collection and care of wild-caught specimens, Fenner starts with the basics and proceeds to give the reader the scientific background and expertlevel secrets to being a smarter consumer, better reef steward, and more successful marine aquarium keeper.
     
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    If i may, i would like to give a rating of 1-10
    1)The Reef Aquarium vol 3 J.Deelbeck and Julian Sprung rating - 10
    2)Reef Invertebrates by Anthony Calfo ---------------------- 9
    3)The Nano Reef C. Brightwell ---------------------------------6
    4)Giant Clams D Knop------------------------------------------5
    5)Corals Julian Sprung------------------------------------------9
    6)Marine Fishes S W Michael----------------------------------- 8
    Books Of Local Interest
    7)Two Oceans-------------------------------------------------8
    8)Reef Fishes Indian Ocean Dr G R Allan-------------------------4
    9)The Living Shores Of Southern Africa M & G Branch------------10
     
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    Aquarium Corals: Selection, Husbandry, and Natural History
    Author: Eric H. Borneman[​IMG]




    (We have just ordered this one)


    The Complete Book of the Marine Aquarium
    Author: Vincent B. Hargreaves[​IMG]


    (Got this one - really good)
     
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    very very nice pics to:p
     
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    I agree with Sunburst on but would add vol 1 & 2 of The Reef Aqurium as well as Algae (a problem solving guide) by Julian Sprung
     
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    REEF FISHES AND CORALS by Dennis King south african specialy for people collecting their own fish this book is all about the fish you get in our waters what they eat and habbits and corals nice book take it with me everywhere i go
     
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    dont forget Google
     
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    Hi Dean,
    Where did you get your reef inverts book from?
    Cheers
     
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    I agree its a stunning book.

    Also try Reef Secrets - Fossen & Nielson

    Reef Inverts and Book on Coral Propagation by Anthony Calfo. http://www.readingtrees.com/books_in_print.html
     
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    Thanks for the link Copperband. I want to get some great reading material for christmas.
    Cheers
     
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    You welcome shane, i learnt more out of reading Anthony Calfo's book on Coral Propagation than out of all the others put together..it that was just the first 50 pages.
     
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    Could someone please tell me where to get Anthony Calfo's book? It's not on Kalahari.
     
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    "A guide to the selection, care and breeding of corals for the mini-reef aquarium"
    by Dr.Herbert R. Axelrod.
    im using this book and find it excellent,lots of advice of flow,lighting etc...for all corals also very nice pictures
     
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    viper357 Thread Starter Admin MASA Contributor

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    I bought mine 2nd hand from another reefer, unfortunately I do not know of any local suppliers with this book.
     
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    ...and there's going to be a second edition coming out. woo hoo!
     
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