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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Howell Book House; 1 edition (Nov. 1 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470044241
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470044247
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 1.8 x 22.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 640 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #439,782 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover

Saltwater aquariums bring the calming beauty of a tropical reef right into your home and make you feel attuned to nature. But when you're creating a saltwater aquarium, the key is choosing fish, invertebrates, seaweeds, and corals that are in harmony with each other. There are more than 500 species of reef fish to choose from, and some are not compatible. This book is your recipe for saltwater aquarium success. It gives you the basics of setup, maintenance, and design considerations, but it goes beyond that to include:

  • More than 40 specific recipes for saltwater aquariums, including biotope designs (mimicking barrier reefs, atolls, lagoons, etc.) and designs emphasizing form and color
  • A catalog of saltwater fish featuring more than 100 aquarium species
  • A catalog of saltwater invertebrates, seaweeds, and marine plants, covering more than 150 invertebrate types
  • A 16-page color catalog of fish, invertebrate, and coral varieties

In addition to ready-made model designs, this book helps you make your own choices of species that will coexist in harmony in your spectacular saltwater aquarium.

About the Author

John Tullock, a lifetime aquarist, owned a retail and mail-order aquarium business for years.He founded the American Marinelife Dealer Association. Tullock has authored twelve books about aquariums, including Bring Me Home: Saltwater Aquariums Make a Great Hobby and Freshwater Aquarium Models (both from Howell Book House). He holds a master's degree in zoology.

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I have kept saltwater aquaria now for about three years and freshwater for many years. This book is ideal for anyone who wants to set up a tank right the first time. It contains detailed charts on compatabilty of most of the saltwater inhabitants you are likely to encounter and also deals with proper housing of these creatures. Lighting and filtration are also covered. Also included are the aquarium models which sets this book apart from others. The models make it possible for even a beginner to follow the "recipe" and have a successful tank the first time. Although the book uses the scientific terminology for all organisms, there is an appendix at the end that references the common names as well as handy conversion charts. Everything considered, an excellent addition to your marine reference library.
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Amazon.com: 8 reviews
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
No Pictures in eBook Version Nov. 30 2011
By R. Garth - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Got this for my Kindle Fire and then found out after downloading it that there are no pictures !!
What good is an Aquarium Modeling book without pictures.
I wish I could get my money back.
... changes for changes in setting up Reef Aquariums Some tedious modules to re-review his various suggestions in selecting tank Aug. 14 2014
By W. E. Sullivan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Extensive reading to follow the major changes for changes in setting up Reef Aquariums
Some tedious modules to re-review his various suggestions in selecting tank sizes, fish,
corals, combinations.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Great Book Feb. 4 2012
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I have a 300 gallon reef tank with many fish and corals. I got this book to increase my knowledge and ability to properly care for my fish. Its well written and did the job.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Poor pictures and poor models, no aquarium desing: it is just a big book without good content and without good pictures. May 12 2013
By Gutemberg Barone - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
The book do not have many pictures and the pictures are in section completely different of the text, in the end of the book. Then you need to read the text and change to the end of the book to see the pictures.

The sections of aquarium models is just a list of fishes and invertebrates or other organisms that are recommended to add in one aquarium.
This is not really a section about models of aquariums or aquarium desing!

It is just some list of organisms that have some compatibility characteristics.

And there is no pictures of the aquarium models ou designs. It is not a useful book to inspire aquarium models or to create beatiful aquariums.

When I was deciding about to buy this book I had some expectation, but after read the book I hate it!
2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Good model info Dec 12 2008
By Leardriver - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This was not exactly what I was looking for but does have some good information. It gives a number of examples of how one would set up an aquarium using fish and rock or corals, etc. Nice pics of some amazing fish as well.

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