Many hobbyists strive to eventually be able to care for a successful reef aquarium A mini reef aquarium is the ideal solution, providing the challenge of a larger setup with the reward of cultivating a mini ecosystem in your own home The Simple Guide to Mini Reef Aquariums includes easy to understand information on The most common and easiest to care for species of reef inhabitants How and where to set up your tank Routine and special needs maintenance Identifying and solving problems How to nurture, sustain, and grow your mini reef....
|Title||:||The Simple Guide To Mini-reef Aquariums|
|Publisher||:||Tfh Pubns Inc February 28, 2005|
|Number of Pages||:||200 pages|
|File Size||:||888 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
The Simple Guide To Mini-reef Aquariums Reviews
Hi. The first most important comment I want to make is don't buy this book if you are looking for a manual to start up a nano-reef. Mini refers to a small reef aquarium larger than a nano. This book does not teach you how to do this. However, it IS a great starter book that is easy to read, well organized and explains in basic terms how to start up a small reef tank. It was enjoyable reading and it contained some nice colorful photos of corals and fish. There two areas where I think this book fell short. First, the author does not give a lot of diagrams or examples on the exact setup of your tank system, eg, not much on how to aquascape. Secondly, he hedges a lot and seems to take a political way out by not committing himself on certain methods of reef tank maintenance. For this reason, I think that this book would compliment Paletta's book. Purchasing these two books would be more than enough for the beginning saltwater aquarist to, sorry, get their feet wet. Paletta's book gives you aquascape designs, long lists of compatible fish and even some sample tank setups including equipment and livestock. Kurtz's book is still excellent and provides some more modern 'reef theory' such as plenums, deep sand beds and ozone/redox than Paletta's book does. I say definitely buy this if you are a 'newbie' and want to get your tank up and going. Good luck.
Taught me everything I know
Shipped very quickly and undamaged.
This book is a good jumping off point for beginners in the hobby. It probably does not contain much for the accomplished reef keeper but then again the author does not gear it towards them. He gives a good overview on a number of topics. As a beginner this book will get you started and let you decide into what areas you would like to further research. I have read a few books on the subject before this one and I enjoyed this book very much.
this is a very basic book about the care of corals. if one is new to the hobby, then this is a starter. i finished reading this book in 1 hour.
A fun and encouraging book that is practical when setting up a new tank. Up-to-date information that is well structured. On the downside, this book shys away from explaining some concepts or warnings in better detail and annoys when the author jokingly admits he doesn't really get it either because one has to be a chemist for this or that anyway.
This was a great guide on mini-reef aquariums. It provides a lot of essential information and is very helpful when entering the reef-keeping hobby!