The New Marine Aquarium: Step-by-step Setup & Stocking Guide

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Microcosm, 1999 - Pets - 144 pages
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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 By helping newcomers avoid the pitfalls of outdated, high-maintenance filtration techniques, the author offers an easy-to-follow route to long-term success with live rock, appropriate equipment, aquascaping, disease prevention, and essential husbandry techniques. Includes a photographic guide to selecting fishes, with dozens of hardy choices that are highly recommended for beginning hobbyists or others wanting beautiful, interesting, and long-lived marine species.

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Contents

PREFACE
9
SALTWATER PRIMER
45
CHAPTERS LIVE ROCK
61
Copyright

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About the author (1999)

Michael S. Paletta is one of North America's leading amateur marine aquarists and a frequent contributor to Aquarium Fish Magazine, SeaScope, and Aquarium Frontiers. He has been involved in the design and setup of more than 60 marine aquariums, including the 4,500-gallon reef exhibit at the National Aquarium in Baltimore and a number of reef systems at the Pittsburgh Zoo Aquarium. He has a degree in biology, psychology, and chemistry from Dickinson College and holds a master's degree in psycho-pharamacology from Yale University. He works in the field of biotechnology and lives with his family near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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