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Old 09-24-2004, 05:02 PM   #1
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What is the BEST SW Book?

I'd like to know what the best Marine/Reef/Invert book(s) are. Like for freshwater the best books out there are the Aquarium Atlas volumes by Baensch.
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Old 09-24-2004, 05:08 PM   #2
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The Conscientious Marine Aquarist, by Robert Fenner...tops the list.
Aquarium Corals, by Eric...(last name not coming to me) is a good coral bible.
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Old 09-24-2004, 08:01 PM   #3
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I read The Conscientious Marine Aquarist, by Robert Fenner

It's a daily read, I must have read it front to back a dozen times.
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If you're a beginner like I am, The New Marine Aquarium by Michael Paletta....
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Old 09-24-2004, 11:15 PM   #5
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i like reef inverts by fenner and calfo alot
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Old 09-24-2004, 11:58 PM   #6
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Another vote for the conscientious Marine Aquarist
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Another vote for the conscientious Marine Aquarist
And another.
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Old 09-25-2004, 08:07 PM   #8
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Sounds like the Conscientious Marine Aquarist wins! What does it contain? I'm guessing all the set-up procedures, water chemistry, etc. for SW. And does it have stuff on the fish, corals, inverts? Or do I need another book for those?
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Old 09-25-2004, 10:47 PM   #9
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Its got everything you need to get started, including fish and invertibrate chapters.
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Old 09-26-2004, 01:21 AM   #10
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What's the average price for it?
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