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Old 01-16-2013, 04:46 PM   #1
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What are the best books to read when learning about setting up a salt water aquarium?
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:52 PM   #2
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The best book you can ever read for saltwater IMO:
The Reef Aquarium, Volume 3 by Delbeek & Sprung - Bulk Reef Supply
It covers plumbing, equipment, cycling, lighting, etc., etc. They didn't leave a lot out at all. I have it and it's very informative. Only wish I got it when I started the hobby.
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:30 PM   #3
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Honestly you don't really need any, everything you can get in a book you can get on the internet free
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Honestly you don't really need any, everything you can get in a book you can get on the internet free
And the Internet tends to have more up to date information.
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True. I agree with the others. It's just hard to find everything if you don't know what you're looking for or what information you're missing.
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Agreed with Obscure. Having a book can be very helpful because it covers EVERYTHING. Get a cheap book to cover all the basics. Then when you want more detail for specific equipment, fish, coral, lighting, etc. turn to the internet.
I got A complete idiot's guide to saltwater aquariums. Not a bad book. Was more than enough to get me started.
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+1 to that! The complete idiots guide had more then enough info to get me started. Once I cycled and wanted to start adding livestock I turned to google.
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I have 2 books, both in a series. One is Marine Fish and the other Invertebrates. They are basically guides to individual species and I do reference them still today.
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I do understand that the internet can have more up to date information. I search often, however I'm a hard copy kind of person. I like being able to sit down in my recliner and read about something for a bit. When researching something new to me, I have a tendancy to suffer from information overload. Its nice to just have a single source to start with, and then expand from there.

On that note, is there any other recommendations besides the two previously mentioned?
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This is a good book. Its small but it has helped me with algae

http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/algae-...an-sprung.html
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