The conscientious marine aquarist: a commonsense handbook for successful saltwater hobbyists

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Microcosm, 2001 - Pets - 432 pages
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Bringing the Ethics and Curiosity of a Marine Ecologist to the home aquarium field, Robert Fenner provides new standards and fresh insights into the intelligent selection and care of captive saltwater fishes and invertebrates. As a pragmatic, hands-on guide for beginning to intermediate hobbyists, The Conscientious Marine Aquarist demystifies the process of planning, setting up, stocking, and managing a beautiful, thriving slice of the tropical ocean. A leading advocate for the responsible collection and care of wild-caught specimens, Fenner starts with the basics -- "What is a fish?" -- and proceeds to give the reader the scientific background and expert-level secrets to being a smarter consumer, better steward, and more successful marine aquarium keeper.

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This book was recommended by a salt water enthusiast at my local pet store. I have been looking everywhere for it. The cheapest I found it was at another online retailer for 35$. This is a great price it came in MINT condition and I love it.HIGHLY RECOMMEND. Read full review

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User Review  - Andrea - Goodreads

I would really love to have a marine aquarium, but I know I would resent all the maintenance. This is a really informative, comprehensive manual for anyone who has or is thinking about starting a marine aquarium. Read full review


FOREWORD by Christopher Turk 8
Demystifying the Marine Aquarium 23
Systems 31

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