google.com, aquariumadvice.com, wetwebmedia.com, liveaquaria.com
Those give you enough knowledge to do just about anything in this hobby...
You take the time to read and be patient and read and be patient and read and then....whew....READ - SEARCH - RETAIN...
By gods these people put alot of effort in... It does rub off and no amount of book reading (even big Bob's) is a substitute for reading real life accounts and situations..
The book(s) (which I have a couple of) are great references for GENERAL situations and practices (for the most part general). That said, nothing beats looking for things in your own terms.. they often yield conflicting/supplimental info.
I hate to say this, cause it may seem as advise (it's not, per se), but take all things into account and come to the appropriate conclusion to your situation - and really trying to find the angles before forming the conclusion.
It becomes advise (my post) once you become educated (and have read time and time again the differing viewpoints).
And I say all that as a very cautious newb - that's gotten exactly the expected results every step of the way all according to distilled plan.
(and All from the web...books were bought as an afterthought...just to check these board monkies' facts
not a rant I promise..
(these boards rock..use em...that's the short version)