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Stuff you need to read


Below is a reading list that I have compiled for the serious reef tank hobbyist.
there are links to discount sources for building your Library

Stuff you must have

My comments

Aquarium Fish
This is the most important Magazine you can have in you rack.
This link take you to the best price for a subscription.

Every month you get great articles and up-to-date information about the newest products

The New Marine Aquarium: Step-By-Step...   
Creating a beautiful, thriving first saltwater aquarium has never been easier, using the natural, simplified methods learned and practiced by the world's leading reef hobbyists. By helping newcomers avoid the pitfalls of outdated, high-maintenance filtration techniques,

This is a great source common sense information for the beginner.
Marine Fishes: 500+ Essential-To-Know...
coverLike a field guide to marine aquarium fishes, this first PocketExpert™ Guide offers a quick but authoritative reference for identifying, buying, and keeping more than 500 popular saltwater species. Designed by a team of marine enthusiasts and aquarium professionals, 1 fish per page and compatibility listing make this book a must have for any reef tank hobbyist.
Don't go to buy a fish without this book. Many a cute little fish can turn out to be a monster that will eat every thing in your tank. The compatibility listings and reef tank rating for every fish in this book make it a must have for every hobbyist
The Conscientious Marine Aquarist:
Drawing 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,
Julian Sprung   began studying marinelife more than 30 years ago in his native South Florida. He is a biologist, author, photographer, and aquarium design consultant. His research of coral reef ecosystems in nature and in specially designed reef aquariums has invovled travel to many countries. Julian writes about his work for various aquarium hobby publications, His books need to be in your library. These are his best works.

Corals: A Quick Reference Guide... Julian Sprung
A comprehensive field guide for aquarists, divers and naturalists, with detailed full color photographs of hundreds of species, encompassing the majority of coral genera one is likely to encounter on reefs around the world, This book defines corals and distinguishes them form similar hydrozoans, zoanthids, and corallimorpharia. The corals are described and compared to similar looking species, and their range and the correct pronunciation of the Latin name is given.

Invertebrates: A Quick Reference Guide Julian Sprung
A comprehensive field guide for aquarists, divers and naturalists, with detailed full color photographs of hundreds of species, encompassing many of the invertebrates one is likely to encounter on and near reefs around the world. This book defines the invertebrate groups and gives brief information about their structure and natural history. Hundreds of species of invertebrates are described.