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Aquarium Corals: Selection, Husbandry and Natural History [Hardcover]

Eric Borneman
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  • Hardcover: 464 pages
  • Publisher: TFH Publications (19 July 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1890087475
  • ISBN-13: 978-1890087470
  • Product Dimensions: 23.5 x 22.2 x 2.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 49,845 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Beautiful, bizarre, and among nature's most colourful creations, living corals are now being successfully kept and grown in a rapidly growing number of home reef aquariums. Designed to help new and experienced aquarists to select the most appropriate corals for their systems and to provide guidance in keeping them healthy for the long term, this all-new book is packed with the advice of a seasoned coral keeper. More than 700 world-class photographs and text reviewed by leading coral biologists and reef aquarists guide the reader through the selection and husbandry of hundreds of species. Included are: soft corals, corallimorpharians (mushroom corals), gorgonians, zoanthids, large-polyp stony corals and small-polyp stony corals - all illustrated with hundreds of brilliant new photographs to aid identification.

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Coming home from Woolworth's with my first 10-gallon fish tank, complete with undergravel filter and freshwater angelfish, I had no vision of the day when aquariums and aquarium literature would take over a large part of my life, occupying every available surface and shelf in my home and becoming a passionate fixation for most of my waking hours. Read the first page
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44 of 44 people found the following review helpful
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This book is the most up to date manual of coral husbandry I have yet come across. It provides in one volume a valuable guide to a wide range of commonly available corals, saving hours of browsing time on the web (where the best sources on reef keeping are often to be found ).
If you are seriously into reefkeeping I recommend you buy this book , there is so much useful information here that it is hard to review it adequately, perhaps the best thing to say is if I could only have one book on the subject this is it!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for beginner coral keepers. 7 Feb 2010
I'm new at keeping corals in my nano tank and this book is proven to be very helpful and informative. I have been able to identify the corals that I have purchased and how I should look after it. Highly recommended if you are a budding coral reef enthusiast.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The definitive book on Corals 26 Nov 2010
I already own a few books that attempt to cover the whole subject of marine reef keeping. Whilst they are good, they cannot hope to have enough space to do corals justice and therefore limit themslves to the top 20 corals. This book has no such limitations and is the finest body of work I have read on coral husbandry. If you keep corals (or plan to) this HAS to be your next purchase, you will recoop the cost before you kill your next coral unwittingly.

I wish I read this before I started my reef adventures!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A scientific approach to coral description 22 Jun 2009
A magnificent description of coral biology, anathomy, history; an extensive and compact guide to coral identification and captive care; an interesting discussion about coral desease.
Simply the best book about aquarium coral I've ever read! Dedicated to aquarist, not to biologist.
Thery few space dedicate to aquarium technique and coral propagation, so other references are required.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
If you are a true Aquarium Reef keeper like myself, well simply put, you will not be dissapointed with this book. Highly detailed info on corals (with exceptional pictures), living requirements, advice, selection and background of original enviroment particulary helpful.

Quickly improves your ability in identifying correct corals for both your own ability and aquarium setup.

Very, very good book. Quite popular too. Much cheaper from Amazon than your local aquarium store for sure!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lush comprehensive book to whet your appetite 5 Feb 2008
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464 pages of glossy photographs of coral anatomy, natural distribution, feeding, with about 300 pages devoted to the individual coral species themselves. I think that aptly sums up why you want to buy this reference book.

There are individual entries on captive care and the author is keen to point out how readily the coral will survive in captivity. He emphasises if there are any problems with the overharvesting of a particular wild species.

I'm just in the planning stage of a marine aquarium and this book is less useful for those wanting to take the first tentative steps towards actually trying coral husbandry. It's more for someone who has already dabbled and wants to know more. It would be very valuable in pointing out issues with individual species before you commit expensive folly at the fish shop.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent guide 29 Sep 2011
By Katsou
That's a very handy book wether you're an expirienced reef keeper or a newbee. Excellent choice for those who want to know more and choose wise for their closed enviroment. A must have!
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent reference book 26 Jan 2013
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One of the best books on corals you can buy. Very in-depth , a must have book for marine tank keepers.
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