Debunking the myth that reef aquariums need to be wildly expensive and technologically complex, John Tullock offers a new, radically simple approach to producing beautiful, captive microcosms Using live rock and live sand as part of a natural filtration system, the home aquarist can now create vibrant reef tanks that are biologically stable and simple to maintain With Tullock s suggestions, the reefkeeper can now mimic natural habitats such as a Florida Keys Lagoon, a Caribbean Turtle Grass Flat, an Indo Pacific Deep Cave, or a Red Sea Patch Reef With than 200 color photographs and illustrations, Natural Reef Aquariums provides inspiration for both beginning and expert marine reef hobbyists....
|Title||:||Natural Reef Aquariums: Simplified Approaches to Creating Living Saltwater Microcosms|
|Publisher||:||Microcosm, Ltd 1st edition November 1, 1997|
|Number of Pages||:||336 pages|
|File Size||:||587 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Natural Reef Aquariums: Simplified Approaches to Creating Living Saltwater Microcosms Reviews
John Tullock has written several books in plain English before. This one is elegant, clear, and concise with beautiful photography. He explains the basics for beginners and intermediate reef aquarists. He spells out exactly what equipment is needed, and what fish and invertebrates will and will not work. I have read the other books recommended here. They are all enjoyable. But Tullock writes the books that every marine aqaurium store should sell with each live coral display tank.
I ordered 7-8 Water Volumes.. This one is nice tho gave all my books to Local Library!
Very nice book, but just a bit dated. Of course, basic biology and chemistry don't change.
Great reference, right up there with TCMA.
Many aquarium books seem to be targeted at 12 year old kids who need a picture to text ratio of at least 2 to 1 and no real explanations of what's going on. At the other end of the spectrum are a few written like graduate textbooks that are just too much effort to read for those of us who view aquariums as a relaxing hobby to enjoy. This book, in contrast, hits the perfect happy medium: the writing is only as technical as it needs to be to present salient information. It is a book with a very high information content, but the clarity of the writing makes it a fun read as well as a good example of what other aquarium books should be, but usually are not. I recommend it highly to any adult reader who is interested in marine aquaria.
Wonderfully well written , organized, no nonsense approach. A must have reference. !
Someone recommended me to read this when I first got a reef tank. It didn't tell me anything I didn't already know from researching a little online. I'd only get this if you are completely clueless and are starting your first tank
This book does a great job of describing the theory/philosophy of more natural reef aquariums: balancing the elements of a marine ecosystem to require less maintenance.