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Best Saltwater Aquarium Books Everyone Should Read

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Saltwater Aquarium books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

1. Saltwater Aquariums For Dummies (2007)

 Best Saltwater Aquarium Books Everyone Should ReadDive into the colorful world of saltwater fish! This fun, friendly guide gives you easy step-by-step instructions for choosing and caring for these amazing animals. You get the latest on feeding, tank upkeep, filtering systems, maintaining live rock, and preventing algae build-up, as well as what not to include in your aquarium….
Author(s): Gregory Skomal

2. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Saltwater Aquariums (2009)

 Best Saltwater Aquarium Books Everyone Should ReadAn undersea kingdom in the comfort of one’s own home! Presented in straightforward, readable text focused on the best species to consider, compatibility guidelines, general care recommendations, and what to do if things go wrong, this indispensable volume answers questions for both the novice and the experienced saltwater aquarium enthusiast. The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Saltwater Aquariums offers BONUS ONLINE CONTENT with nearly 1000 descriptions and pictures of marine fishes, corals, plants, and invertebrates among sixty family groupings….
Author(s): Mark W. Martin, Ret Talbot , et al.

3. Saltwater Fish and Reef Tanks: From Beginner to Expert (2014)

 Best Saltwater Aquarium Books Everyone Should Readis the premier source of information for new and experienced saltwater aquarium owners. If you want a happy, stable, colorful, and healthy saltwater fish tank, you need to read this book. The author is a long-time reef enthusiast who started his first saltwater aquarium setup nearly fifteen years ago. Mr. Blanchard is also a past store owner. Whether you’re looking to setup a saltwater reef or a fish only tank, this book was written as an explanation and road-map to success in caring for your aquarium equipment, fish, corals, and invertebrates. Neil Barnhart called…
Author(s): Zechariah James Blanchard

4. Marine Aquarium Handbook: Beginner to Breeder (2009)

 Best Saltwater Aquarium Books Everyone Should ReadThe Marine Aquarium Handbook is the bestselling saltwater aquarium book of all time, selling more than 250,000 copies since first published in 1982 and launching aspiring aquarists into the marine aquarium hobby. Out of print since 2006, this indispensable resource is now available in a completely updated and redesigned third edition that includes world-class color photography to help guide the reader through setup of their first marine aquarium and then progresses to reefkeeping and breeding of marine fishes. Written by an acclaimed marine biologist and pioneering fish and invertebrate breeder, the book…
Author(s): Martin A. Moe

5. Your New Saltwater Aquarium: A Step By Step Guide To Creating and Keeping A Stunning Saltwater Aquarium (Aquatic Experts) (2014)

 Best Saltwater Aquarium Books Everyone Should ReadKeeping bright, colorful, exotic saltwater fish healthy and thriving for years in a saltwater aquarium is the norm for the pros. Now YOU have the chance to learn how the experts create stunning saltwater aquariums filled with beautiful fish. After over 28 years of working with saltwater aquariums, Laurren Schmoyer has penned his vast experience into a proven system for creating and maintaining amazing underwater paradises. This system guides you through each step, breaking down technical concepts into easy-to-understand language. It is packed with pictures…
Author(s): Mr Laurren J Schmoyer

6. A PocketExpert Guide to Marine Fishes: 500+ Essential-To-Know Aquarium Species (2003)

 Best Saltwater Aquarium Books Everyone Should ReadLike a field guide to marine aquarium fishes, this first PocketExpert™ Guide offers a quick but authoritative reference for identifying, buying, and keeping more than 500 popular saltwater species. Designed by a team of marine enthusiasts and aquarium professionals, this information-packed handbook covers all of the fishes most often seen by hobbyists. “One species per page” listing offers concise, clear advice and data on: scientific and common names, maximum length, range, minimum aquarium size, foods and feeding, aquarium suitability, reef aquarium compatibility, behavior, and captive care…
Author(s): Scott W. Michael

7. A ReefBum’s Guide To Keeping an SPS Reef Tank: A Blueprint For Success (2017)

 Best Saltwater Aquarium Books Everyone Should ReadDo you want to learn how to achieve optimal growth rates and amazing colors with SPS (small polyp stony coral)? A ReefBum’s Guide To Keeping an SPS Reef Tank – A Blueprint For Success, relates insights from an award winning reef keeper who’s earned tank of the month honors once from Reef2Reef, and twice from Reef Central (one of the few to do so on RC). This book covers a number of topics including equipment, aquascaping, optimal parameters, husbandry and pest/nuisance algae control, interspersed with a sprinkling of (hopefully;) amusing personal anecdotes. Much of the subject matter focuses on SPS reefs, but there will also be…
Author(s): Keith Berkelhamer, Courtney Jenkins

8. The 101 Best Nano-Reef Species: How to Choose & Keep Hardy, Brilliant, Fascinating Species Perfect for Small Aquariums (Adventurous Aquarist Guide) (2014)

 Best Saltwater Aquarium Books Everyone Should ReadThe popularity of nano tanks (or tanks under 30 gallons) has exploded over the past few years. These delicate systems require specialized species that are able to survive and thrive in a smaller tank. The 101 Best Nano-Reef Species offers expert advice on selecting and keeping brilliant and hardy fishes, corals, and invertebrates for nano-reef tanks….
Author(s): Scott W. Michael

9. Saltwater Aquariums For Dummies (For Dummies (Pets)) (2019)

 Best Saltwater Aquarium Books Everyone Should ReadSetting up and keeping a healthy, thriving saltwater aquarium—and the gorgeous creatures that live within it—takes a lot more know-how than you might realize. Fortunately, this friendly and informative guide is here to make having a slice of the salty life in your own home easier than ever!  This fully updated edition of Saltwater Aquariums For Dummies explains in plain English how to care for a variety of marine fish and invertebrates, upkeep a tank, feed your saltwater friends, and stay informed of the latest technology in luxury tanks! Whether you’re looking for basic information on how to set-up, start, and maintain…
Author(s): Gregory Skomal

10. The New Marine Aquarium (2002)

 Best Saltwater Aquarium Books Everyone Should ReadCreating 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…
Author(s): Michael S. Paletta , Edward Kadunc, et al.

11. Aquarium Nerd Notebook: Customized Compact Saltwater Aquarium Care Logging Book, Thoroughly Formatted, Great For Tracking & Scheduling Routine … Fish Health & Much More (120 Pages). (2019)

 Best Saltwater Aquarium Books Everyone Should ReadIdeal Saltwater Aquarium Fish Keeper Maintenance Tracker For All Your Fishes’ Needs. Great For Logging Water Testing, Water Changes, Feeding, And Overall Reef Tank Fish Observations…
Author(s): FishCraze Books

12. Aquarium Maintenance Notebook Fish Keeping Journal: Tank Aquarium Log Book | Fish on Coral (2019)

 Best Saltwater Aquarium Books Everyone Should ReadThis notebook will help you to monitor and record all the details of yourwonderful aquarium. You can easily add water testing like PH level, Ammonia,Nitrite, Nitrate and many more, filter water change and many more.Monitoring your aquarium you can be sure it’s in absolute optimum conditionand you will avoid fish loss due to rising ammonia and nitrate levels….
Author(s): Amazing Notebooks

13. Saltwater Aquariums: Learn How to Properly Set Up Your Tank and Make Your Fish Thrive (2018)

 Best Saltwater Aquarium Books Everyone Should ReadLearn How to Make Your Fish in Your Saltwater Aquarium Thrive! Here’s the deal:You want to have healthy saltwater fish, but you may not be sure how to go about doing that: Fortunately this book will give you the ultimate approach to setting up your saltwater aquarium, and teach you how to properly care for your fish.Here are a few of the things you’ll discover in this book: Imagine getting a saltwater aquarium and KNOWING that you’ll be able to give your fish a high-quality life. By following the guidelines in this book, you can maximize the quality of life that your fish will…
Author(s): Anthony Daniels

14. Nano-Reef Handbook: The Ultimate Guide to Reef Systems Under 15 Gallons (2011)

 Best Saltwater Aquarium Books Everyone Should ReadAny reef aquarium that contains less than 15 gallons of water is considered a nano-reef aquarium. These tiny ecosystems are almost as popular in the fish keeping community as full-size marine aquarium setups and, with the proper information and tools, can be set up and maintained by aquarists at any level of the hobby. The Nano-Reef Handbook covers a wide range of topics, including: the importance of water quality and tips on maintaining stable water parameters; components of a nano-reef and how to choose the appropriate aquarium, lighting, and accessories for a tank; which fish and…
Author(s): Chris R. Brightwell

Best Saltwater Aquarium Books Everyone Should Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some saltwater aquarium books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Saltwater Aquariums For Dummies, 3rd Edition

Author(s): Gregory Skomal
ID: 2467078, Publisher: For Dummies, Year: 2019, Size: 44 Mb, Format: pdf

Saltwater Aquariums For Dummies

Author(s): Skomal, Gregory
ID: 2764548, Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Year: 2011, Size: 19 Mb, Format: epub

Saltwater aquarium models: recipes for creating beautiful aquariums that thrive

Author(s): Tullock, John H
ID: 2776929, Publisher: Howell Book House, Year: 2007, Size: 6 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are really hot items according to Washington Post, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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