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The New Marine Aquarium: Step-By-Step Setup & Stocking Guide
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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 By helping newcomers avoid the pitfalls of outdated, high-maintenance filtration techniques, the author offers an easy-to-follow route to long-term success with live rock, appropriate equipment, aquascaping,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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  • Designed to help any beginner.

Customer Reviews:

  • Great for beginners
    It is a great book for beginners. It is not an in-depth information material but enough to give you fundamentals and get you started. It is also easy to read and well organized. The author has very solid credentials....more info
  • Bringing it all together
    I bought this book, along with another, to research and get info on starting a tank. I have to say this is such a great book for anyone who is afraid to get started, like I was, in investing in a saltwater tank. After reading it, I am confident that I will be able to start up and maintain a nice tank in my home. I cant wait to get started! The book is very easy to follow. The pictures are great. Great checklists and tips. So far, it is the best book I have come across, for a beginner like myself. It made me feel, with a little thought and planning, that I could easily start up a nice tank. Thanks for such a great book!...more info
  • All you really need to know
    This is a simple, easy to understand book that will give you all you really need to know to succeed with saltwater. Most other books of this type do more to confuse you than help because they give you too many choices and leave you at the whim of your local fishstore. I really like the fact the author gives you a number of different options for setup including the critical choices of what fish / inverts to use and a simple rating system for aquarium suitability. However - it's not oversimplified and you will find a lot of interesting and complex topics are covered. Buy this book first, and as you develop the hobby you can go from there. ...more info
  • Excellent easy to read guide
    This is any easy to read and follow set up guide. I would recommend this as a first read to set up your tank before any fish are added. Then I would recommend reading The Conscientious Marine Aquarist: A Commonsense Handbook for Successful Saltwater Hobbyists while your tank is becoming established. Finally refer back in this book to the example setups. Both books provide examples of getting into the salt water aquarist hobby in such a way that you will stay with it for years to come. ...more info
  • Clear, Practical & Detail Coverage.
    A very Good, and updated book at a reasonable price for beginners and immediate level aquarist. The context is easy understanding and advising the experience at a broad coverage (basic knowledge, setting up, fish type....). The drawings, pictures, number of pages and contents fit for the demand and appealed as a sharp tool for you to start with the aquarium. Instead of picture, the hand drawing schedmatic gives a more clear outline of the component to the beginner. I rate this book 4.5 stars.
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  • New Marine Aquarium
    Good book on instructions on how to set up your very first tank. The do's and don'ts and the how to do it with minimal work....more info
  • The New Marine Aquarium: Step-By-Step Setup & Stocking Guide
    Good as a starter book maybe, but a little too sparse on some critical info necessary when considering this hobby. In fact, I'd really only give it 2.5 stars....more info
  • Excellent starting point
    It is a good book for starters, takes you in a tour from scratch to having your first simple aquarium.
    Not recommended for intermediate or advanced aquarists.
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  • GREAT BOOK
    THIS IS A GREAT BOOK. I ENJOYED IT IN IT'S MAJORITY. HIGHLY INFOMATIVE FOR THE BEGINNER IN SALT AQUARIUMS. ALTHOUGH I WOULD RECOMMEND USING IT IN CONJUNCTION WITH ANOTHER TITLE, PREFERABLY ? SIMPLE GUIDE TO MARINE AQUARIUMS". THIS AY THE COMBINATION WORKS GREAT. I SUCEEDED AND BELIEVE ME I DIDN'T THINK I WOULD...more info
  • A great book for the first-time aquarist
    This book delivers on its promise. Without any experience whatsoever in aquariums, I got two great tanks up and running in three months with thriving fish. The greater up-front expense is more than compensated for by the ease of long-term maintenance as well as the health and well-being of the inhabitants. The only shortcoming in the text in my mind (but not worth a reduction in a star) is too little discussion of lighting given the many options, but you come to learn that lighting is a matter of personal aesthetic preference as well as what is in the tank, and there are online sites where you can compare the same tanks under different lights. The only other book I needed was Marine Fishes by Scott Michael, which allowed me to narrow in on species of interest once I had completed the initial choices outlined by Paletta, and know exactly what to feed them. Great text! Thanks!!...more info
  • Great guide for beginners!
    My wife and I were given a marine aquarium that had been neglected for some time and decided to revitalize it. This book has gotten us off to a great start! There's a lot to learn, but Paletta gives it to you straight - what to expect, what to stock and how to maintain a successful aquarium. We didn't start completely from scratch, but I wouldn't dissuade anyone from starting a saltwater tank as long as they have this book in hand....more info
  • Review from a new guy in this area
    I am just starting my new first Aquarium, this is the second book that I have read already. Great book, nothing to say. Of course at the begginning it made me to forget about this hobby but if you really want it - it is for you. Enjoy really great book! ...more info