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The Reef Aquarium Vol.3 by Delbeek & Sprung

The Reef Aquarium Vol.3 by Delbeek & Sprung

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The Reef Aquarium Vol.3 by Delbeek & Sprung Information




The Reef Aquarium Volume Three: Science, Art, and Technology

Reefkeeping science involves the interplay of biology, chemistry, and physics. However, a reef aquarium is not simply a product of scientific knowledge. The application of engineering and its product technology, makes it possible to duplicate the specific biological, chemical, and physical requirements of a coral reef in a relatively small volume of water. This third volume in The Reef Aquarium series, provides the most thorough description of the science behind the creation of a captive reef, and critically reviews and explains the different philosophical approaches to reef aquarium design. It also describes and illustrates the existing as well as emerging technology for building reef aquariums, to help guide the selection of equipment, its proper use, and installation.

While science and technology afford the blank canvas and tools to build a suitable life support system, the plants, animals, and of course the aquarist provide the final ingredient that we call art. This art also involves the system design as it relates to the living space, the aesthetic appearance of the display, and its ease of maintenance, safety, and functionality. To this end, this book provides a wealth of information regarding aquascaping techniques, which combine art, biology, and physics; and invaluable information regarding plumbing, electrical, and other aspects of the aquarium design that combine art and engineering. Lastly, this book discusses the benefits and potential environmental impacts of the marine aquarium hobby, the challenges for its future, and possible new directions.

The Reef Aquarium volume three is the essential manual for all reef aquarium hobbyists, professional aquarists, and coral reef researchers who study, create, and enjoy coral reef ecosystems in the confines of an aquarium.




Manufacturer Info

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.


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Posted: 10/2/2011 from SANTA BARBARA, CA UNITED STATE
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Comments: Very insightful and helpful book to have. I would recommend it to any hobbyist. Very comprehensive.


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Awsom book

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Posted: 1/12/2009 from MONTICELLO, IL UNITED STATES
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Comments: All the information in this series of books is the best that I have ever come across. In my 22 years of salt water keeping its nice to read books that I can learn more from.


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Posted: 1/2/2009 from GLENN DALE, MD UNITED STATES
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Comments: This is the best book available for the saltwater hobby. This book is the most comprehensive and definitive book about the saltwater hobby. If you haven't bought a book, start here. If you have bought a book on the hobby, get this one too. This is a must have. It's often referred to as the bible in forums.


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Posted: 9/11/2008 from BAKERSFIELD, CA UNITED STATES
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Comments: This product is worth the price in gold! Don't hesitate buy it!


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Great book full of information

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Posted: 11/13/2007 from MERIDEN, CT UNITED STATES
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Comments: I LOVE THIS BOOK! and that goes for the second and third volumes as well. A wealth of pertinent information on the reef hobby for the novice and expert alike. I keep referring to the three volume set to answer all of my questions or just to refresh myself. Definitely recommend this book and the second and third volumes...Delbeek and Sprung definitely know their stuff!


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Best there is!

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Posted: 9/28/2007 from FREMONT, CA UNITED STATES
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Comments: I have all three volumes in this series, no other books come close to being as informative and detained as these. Clearly the bible of reef keeping!


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Posted: 8/11/2007 from MONROE, NY UNITED STATES
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Comments: This book is excellent!! I've been fighting an alkalinity problem. I've read book after book, I've checked news groups, and various web sites. I've even read volume 1 of this series. Nothing helped or had any suggestions. In desperation I ordered this book, and sure enough there it was on page 238. The cure to my problem. Order this book it is worth every penny. All the money we spend on equipment, fish and test kits buying this book is money well spent!!!


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Outstanding value of content.

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Comments: I typed a review (my first ever actually) on Amazon for this book. To summarize here, as an advanced aquarist, I feel this work is an overall outstanding value on readability and quality of content.


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Great for SPS, LPS, and clams!

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Comments: Great book! While it has been around for a while, it still has VERY relevant material on the biology and keeping of stony corals and clams, as well as techniques to curb problems in aquariums.


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BEST OF THE BEST

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Comments: Buy this book. I can't say how helpful this book is. You might think it is expensive, but the Marine Depot price is half of elswere. Just amazing and up to date unlike other books.


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