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Book Of Coral Propagation Vol. 1 Edition 2 by Anthony Calfo - Hard Cover

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Now in its sixth printing, the second edition of this pioneer publication is full-format (8.5" X 11") and fully illustrated (~1000 images) and available now in a blaze of color with dramatic images! The Book of Coral Propagation is the most comprehensive work on the care, display and cultivation of reef corals at every level of interest. Beginners receive thorough guidance, expert aquarists learn new tricks... and all folks are inspired to contribute with enjoyment to the conservation, keeping and culture of magnificent reef creatures in educational aquaria and commercial systems alike. Make your aquarium a learning center.

Introduction:

A comprehensive, fully illustrated 4oo page guide to the complete care and culture of live coral and reef invertebrates for hobbyists of all skill levels and professionals too!

Giant Clams spawning at sunset, baby reef fish living to adulthood among the roots of red mangrove trees, Cassiopeia jellyfish growing from larvae under the warm rays of the sun, and corals littering the seafloor with daughter colonies. Do these events sound like marvels of the coral reef to you? Indeed, they are some of the wonders that have occurred in the facilities of author, Anthony Rosario Calfo. And they are just some of the exciting miracles of nature that have been repeated by aquarists worldwide as described here.

Told in comfortable and concise language, this handbook reads more like a story with moments of humor, passages of instruction and dialogues of open wonder at the many unrevealed mysteries of the coral realm.

This book is for curious minds interested in discovering some of the exciting techniques for keeping and growing coral in reef aquariums. It is tailored for hobbyists looking to successfully control coral growing in aquaria, professional aquarists producing invertebrates for sale and trade, and thoughtful retailers interested in inspiring customers and staff to explore the many rewards of keeping coral reef invertebrates.


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TFH Publications, Inc., a subsidiary of Central Garden & Pet Corporation, includes TFH Publications, which been at the forefront of pet publishing for over half a century; Nylabone Products, the leader in responsible animal care for over 50 years; and Tropical Fish Hobbyist Magazine, the industry`s leading aquarium fish magazine, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2002.

32 Reviews

EVERETT SOMERSILLE from CORONA, NY UNITED STATES

04/25/2013

Experience Level: Expert

Awesome Book!

Excellant book loaded with top notch information to help me choose the right corals for my 180 gallon reef tank.

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CHRISTY FOSTER from CARLYLE, IL UNITED STATES

03/26/2013

Experience Level: Beginner

LOTS of info!!

Great book! Lots of info so far! Seems to cover it all including set up, aquascaping and husbandry.

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ANTHONY CURRO from COLTS NECK, NJ UNITED STATES

03/07/2013

Experience Level: Expert

Well worth the money.

I had the original and read it many times, but one thing that always troubled me was that there was descriptions of interesting designs and ideas, but never any pictures to go along with it. This book rectified that. I enjoyed reading it again, even if some stuff is a bit dated at this point.

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BOB BALLOU from SCHAUMBURG, IL UNITED STATES

03/05/2013

Experience Level: Intermediate

Excellent

Very thorough book, sometimes too much.

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AL from OAKDALE, CA UNITED STATES

03/05/2013

Experience Level: Intermediate

A lot of information

Living in a small town I don't have easy access to knowledgeable people who have marine aquariums. This book has more info than I have found in any other source. Although I am only interested in display tanks I am using this book as a source as I set up my next, bigger project. The only negative thing I can say is that there is some repetition of ideas. This is probably more a function of the editor than the author though and in no way takes away from the content. I recommend this to anyone, especially those who, like me, are pretty much flying solo without experienced mentors.

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FRANK JOHNS from NEWVILLE, PA UNITED STATES

03/05/2013

Experience Level: Intermediate

Terrific book

I was not expecting the depth to which this book takes you into all facets of Coral husbandry. It was interesting to read about how to create a business around Coral farming, although there is a ton of helpful information which will help the aquarist propagate his/her corals in the reef tank. Very satisfied! I recommend this book to anyone interested is keeping all types of Coral.

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DAVID ALMOND from MESA, AZ UNITED STATES

10/12/2012

Experience Level: Intermediate

The Coral Bible

I absolutely love this book, it is my go to book for everything coral. If you want to really know about the corals you keep or how to propagate them then this is the only book you need. A must have for any serious reef keeper.

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SHERRY MAPLES from COPPERAS COVE, TX UNITED STATE

10/01/2012

Experience Level: Intermediate

Awesome!

If your more looking to start a business on coral propergation. Tons of info though for any saltwater enthusiaist. I was more looking for more Info on the how to peopergate and frag.

1 out of 1 found this review helpful

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PEDRO DE LEON from DORAL, FL UNITED STATES

09/06/2012

Experience Level: Expert

Easy to read

My native language isn’t English, but this book is easy to read, and the comprehension is crystal like water, it has good ideas to improve our reefs or establish a good system of coral propagation, excellent book

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Misanthrope from Alexandria, VA UNITED STATES

08/29/2012

Experience Level: Intermediate

Love it

If you are a reefer, don't buy another coral until you purchase this book. This book is so informative and contains everything you need to know.

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