Books    Recommended Reading



by birdfish


There is a wealth of knowledge available to us in the form of books ... here are some books which are highly recommended ("required reading") ... these are "World Class" books for the marine hobbyist!

These are books which I consider to have been immeasurably important in my understanding of how saltwater tanks work. In a large part, due to the ease of readability and the simplicity of how they communicate the complexities of our hobby. I couldn't imagine my bookshelf without them.


The Marine Aquarium Reference

The Marine Aquarium Reference - Systems and Invertebrates
by Martin A. Moe, Jr.
ISBN 0-939960-05-2



Marine Aquarium Handbook

The Marine Aquarium Handbook - Beginner to Breeder
by Martin A. Moe, Jr.
ISBN 0-939960-02-08



Reef Tank Manual
The Marine Fish and Invert Reef Aquarium
by Albert J. Thiel
ISBN 0-945777-04-3


The Reef Tank Owner's Manual
by John H. Tullock
ISBN 0-945777-06-X



The two photo guides below are excellent resources for identifying many of the invertebrates we see. They have sections for corals, mollusks, sponges, slugs, crabs ... the whole spectrum of invertebrates.


Coral Reef Animals of the Indo-Pacific

Coral Reef Animals of the Indo-Pacific

Coral Reef

Coral Reef Animals of the Indo-Pacific
by Godliner, Behrens,
and Williams

Indo-Pacific Coral Reef Field Guide
by Allen and Steene



Indo-Pacific Coral Reef Field Guide

Indo-Pacific Coral Reef Field Guide

Marine Aquarist's Manual
by Hans A. Baensch
Tetra Press, 1983


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