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Adam J's Favorite Marine Hobbyist Resources

Post by Adam_J » Mon Aug 07, 2006 5:07 pm

Hello All Puffer Forum Members,

As a hobbyist myself, and as a mentor to other hobbyist, I have always felt that “spoon-feeding� people information was detrimental to them as hobbyists in the long run. I’ve always believed people should seek out as many avenues and resources as possible to gain knowledge and learn from multiple experiences and resources, rather than just take one person’s word for everything. Keeping that in mind I have constructed this list of my favorite resources that pertain to being successful in the Marine Hobby, including both resources that focus solely on the hobbyist and resources that relate to the marine hobby but are not neccessarily hobyist resources; such as par ratings, plumbing chemistry and so on.

While I think growing forum activity is great, I believe this will elevate some of the more fundamental questions that are asked multiple times, questions that are difficult for novices to get a grasp of. That needs more detail than a short 2 to 3 sentence can answer. While chat-forums are great, the responder rarely has time/puts in the effort to explain everything in detail. Below please find a list of great ‘reads� I like to call ***AJ’s*** favorites.

Please enjoy and continue to check this source from time to time as it will grow as the forum and I do.

Thank you and if you have any suggestions please PM me.

Adam Jackson



****This will be a continuing work over the next day or so, so please be patient, thanks!
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General Marine Hobby Printed Lit.

Post by Adam_J » Mon Aug 07, 2006 5:20 pm

Literature (Books And Articles);

General/Fundamental Marine Hobbyist:


"The Conscientiuos Marine Aquarist" by Robert Fenner, TFH/Microcosm (1998)


* Arguablly, if you don’t have this book in your library you aren’t a “real� marine aquarist. This is perhaps the closest thing to a bible I own. My mere mortal words cannot express my admiration of the man nor his literature. A MUST have.




"The New Marine Aquarium" by Michael Paletta (1999)

*Short, simple, and filled with great fundamental information for the novice marine hobbyist or even just some interested in the marine hobby. Can read from cover to cover over a lunch break. Great for it’s simplicity.




“Setting up a Marine Aquarium� by Dr. Emmens

*A mere 64 pages in length this is another short read. Aimed at the newer or novice marine hobbyist. This piece of literature is a great lay-out that includes step-by-step instructions on becoming a succesful marine hobbyist.





“The Guide To Starting A Marine Aquarium� by David E. Burochowitz


*Written by Mr. “TFH Magazine� himself, this book satisfies most fears of beginning aquarists. The book lets them know what will be expected of them; should they choose to take the marine endeavor, and then lays out a solid foundation to carry it out. Also 64 pages in length.





“The Marine Aquarium Handbook� by Martin Moe

*A solid resource that has sold countless copies. Slightly older than some of the other literature posted, though it has been updated to some degree. While I find this book to be a good resource in inspiring the need for diligent maintenance and teaching some of the fundamentals, I believe the outdated information such as recommending under-gravel filters hurts it somewhat. However still a great book.




“Marine Aquariums� by Richard F. Stratton

Another easy-to-follow and sensible read that explains the process of caring for marine life in ones own living room. Covers such things as Fish Compatibility and Filtration suggestions. Does great in it’s attempt to simplify “tough� concepts for novices.
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Printed Resources by Category

Post by Adam_J » Mon Aug 07, 2006 10:00 pm

Printed Text (Articles/Books) In Sub Categories

Anemone’s and Clownfish

Clownfishes by Joyce D. Wilkerson

Anemone Fishes and Their Host Sea Anemone by Daphne Fautin and Gerald Allen


Tridacnid Clams

Giant Clams in the Sea and the Aquarium by James Fatherree

Giant Clams, Daniel Knopp



Chemistry and Ecology in Marine Aquaria

Aquarium Ecology by Tunze

Adey, Walter H., and Karen Loveland. 1998. Dynamic Aquaria: Building Living Ecosystems, 2nd ed. Academic Press, San Diego. 498 pp.

Adey, Walter H., and Karen Loveland. 1991. Dynamic Aquaria: Building Living Ecosystems . Academic Press, San Diego. 643 pp.

Adey, Walter H. 1987. Marine microcosms. In: Restoration Ecology. A Synthetic Approach to Ecological Research (William R. Jordan III, Michael E. Gilpin, and John D. Aber, eds.) Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 133-49.



Captive Breeding and Propagation

Book Of Coral Propagation by Anthony Rosario Calfo

Breeding The Orchid Dottybacks - An Aquarist s Journal by Martin A. Moe


Conservation/Responsibillity

Collecting Marine Fishes by Rodney Jonklaas


Disease

Handbook of Fish Diseases, Dr. Axelrodand TFH Publications


Anthony, S.L., J.C. Langg, and B. Maguire. 1997. Causes of stony coral mortality of a central Bahamian reef: 1991-95. Proc 8th Int Coral Reef Sym 2: 1789-94.

Antonius, Arnfried. 1988. Black Band Disease behavior on Red Sea reef corals. Proc 6th Int Coral Reef Sym 3: 145-50.

Antonius, Arnfried. 1988. Distribution and dynamics of coral diseases in the Eastern Red Sea. Proc 6th Int Coral Reef Sym 2: 293-7.

Antonius, Arnfried. 1985. Black Band Disease infection experiments on hexacorals and octocorals. Proc 5th Int Coral Reef Sym 6: 155-61.

Antonius, Arnfried. 1985. Coral diseases in the Indo-Pacific: a first record. Mar Ecol 6: 197-218.

Antonius, Arnfried. 1981. Coral reef pathology: a review. Proc 4th Int Coral Reef Sym 2: 3-6.

Antonius, Arnfried. 1981. The "Band" diseases in coral reefs. Proc 4th Int Coral Reef Sym 2: 7-13.

Antonius, Arnfried. 1977. Coral mortality in reefs: a problem for science and management. Proc 3rd Int Coral Reef Sym 617-23.

Antonius, A., and B. Riegl. 1998. Coral diseases and Drupella cornus invasion in the Red Sea. Coral Reefs. 17: 48.


Elasmobranchs

Aquarium Sharks And Rays by Scott W. Michael


Reef Aquaria/Corals

Book Of Coral Propagation by Anthony Rosario Calfo

Corals: A Quick Reference Guide by Julian Sprung

Aquarium Corals by Eric Borneman

Corals Of The World (3 Volume Set) by J. E. N. Veron

Corals: Indo-Pacific Field Guide by Harry Erhandt & Daniel Knop

Indo-pacific Coral Reef Field Guide by Allen & Steene

Mini Reef Aquarium by Richard F. Stratton

Nudibranchs and Sea Snails - Indo Pacific Field Guide by Helmut Debelius


Reef Life by Denise Nielsen Tackett & Larry Tackett

"Soft Corals and Seafans" by Fabricius and Alderslade (2001)




Marine Invertebrates

INVERTEBRATES: A Quick Reference Guide by Julian Sprung

Marine Invertebrates by U. Erich Friese

PocketExpert Guide: Marine Invertebrates by Ronald L. Shimek, Ph.D

Reef Invertebrates Volume 1 - Calfo & Fenner

Barrington, E.J.W. 1979. Invertebrate Structure and Function. John Wiley & Sons: NY. 765 pp.




Marine Fish

“A Guide To Angelfishes And Butterflyfishes� by G Allen, Steene and M Allen

PocketExpert Guide: Marine Fishes by Scott W. Michael


Reef Fishes Volume 1 by Scott W. Michael


Dr. Burgess`s Atlas of Marine Aquarium Fish

Dr. Burgess` Mini Atlas Of Aquarium Fish



Nano-Marine Aquaria

The Nano-Reef Handbook, Chris R. Brightwell


Set-Up/Equipment/DIY Projects

Ultimate Marine Aquariums by Mike Paletta

"The Living Aquarium" Crescent Publishing (1981)
* includes DIY glass, acrylic, fiberglass and epoxy-wood aquariums

"The Reef Tank Owner's Manual" by John Tullock - a pioneer in the reef hobby in the US

"Aquatic Systems Engineering: Devices and How They Work" by P. Escobal (2000)
* very technical to read, but an amazing wealth of information here.



Seahorses/Sea Dragons

Seahorses, Pipefishes and Their Relatives - A Comprehensive Guide to Syngnathiformes by Rudie H. Kuiter

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URL resources part 1

Post by Adam_J » Tue Aug 08, 2006 12:08 am

Internet Marine Aquaria Resources/Forum Discussions/FAQ’s Listed By Category

***Adam’s Default Resource and Home Page***

http://www.wetwebmedia.com


Anemone’s and Clownfish

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/marine/inver ... emones.htm
; cnidaria/anemones

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/anempt2.htm
;part two to the above

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/marine/inver ... crispa.htm
;Sebae Anemones

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/marine/inver ... ptasia.htm
;The Hated Pest Anemones

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/marine/inver ... emones.htm
;E. Quadricolor –Everybodies Favorite Anemone

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/ca/cav1i3/ai ... ssions.htm
;How to Rid the Hated Aiptasia

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/maroonclnart.htm
;Maroon Clowns – the odd man out it the Anemone Fish Family

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/clownfis.htm
;Clownfish in General


Tridacnid Clams


http://www.advancedaquarist.com/2006/5/ ... term=clams
;How to Pick Clams

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/ca/cav1i3/Cl ... m_care.htm
;Clam Care Tipe

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/bivalvia.htm
; General: Bivalves

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/tridacnidart.htm
;Tridacnid CLams

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/BookMatters/ ... s-demo.pdf
;Tridacnid Clams


Chemistry and Ecology in Marine Aquaria

http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2002- ... /index.php
;Exports of Reef Aquaria

http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2003- ... /index.php
;Toxicity in Freshly Mixed Sea Water

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/calcalkmar.htm
;Kalkwasser

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/chemFiltrMar.htm
;Chemical Filtration

http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2002- ... /index.php
;Calcium and Alkallinity

http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2003- ... /index.php
;Chloramone in Reef Aquaria

http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2002- ... /index.php
;Trace Elements and Toxicity

http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2003- ... /index.php
;ORP

http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2004-05/rhf/index.php
;Reef Aquarium Water Param’s
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URL Resources Part II

Post by Adam_J » Tue Aug 08, 2006 12:15 am

Internet Marine Aquaria Resources/Forum Discussions/FAQ’s Listed By Category

Captive Breeding and Propagation


http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2003-06/eb/index.php
;Sexual Reproduction in Corals

http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2003- ... /index.php
;New Coral Propagation Methods

http://www.advancedaquarist.com/2006/3/ ... term=clams
;Growing Sexual Reproduced Cnidarians


Diet/Feeding

http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2003-04/eb/index.php
;dissolved nutrients

http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2003-01/eb/index.php
;Bacteria



Disease

http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2003-08/sp/index.php
;Marine Ich/Crypt.

http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2003- ... /index.php
;The Fish Disease Humans can Catch!

http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2003-07/eb/index.php
;Coral Disease


Elasmobranchs

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/coolh20sharks.htm
;Cold Water Sharks

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/sharks.htm
;Marine Sharks in Aquaria

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/rays.htm
;Marine Rays


Live Rock/Live Sand


http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2004- ... /index.php
;Sand Bed Ecology

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/marsubstr.htm
;Substrates in Marine Aquaria

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/liverock1.htm
;Fijian Live Rock

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/livesand.htm
;Live Rock/Sand
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Even More URLS!

Post by Adam_J » Tue Aug 08, 2006 12:50 am

Internet Marine Aquaria Resources/Forum Discussions/FAQ’s Listed By Category

Reef Aquaria/Corals

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/reeffilt.htm
;Reef Filtration

http://www.advancedaquarist.com/2002/3/ ... term=clams
;Intro to Reef-Keeping

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/cnidaria.htm
;Cnidaria

http://www.advancedaquarist.com/2006/7/tips
;LPS Selection and Care

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/acclimcoralslight.htm
;Light Acclimation

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/stonycor.htm
;Stony Corals

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/lpscorals.htm
;LPS Care

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/reefsysi.htm
;Reef Systems

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/reef1.htm
;Reef Set-Up

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/marine/setup ... xtures.htm
;Lighting

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/growingcorals.htm
;Not just living! But growing/thriving Corals!



Marine Invertebrates

http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2004-12/rs/index.php
;Echinoderms

http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2004- ... /index.php
;Mantis Shrimp

http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2004- ... /index.php
The “Live� part of “Live� Rock

http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2004-09/rs/index.php
;Microphauna

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/mollusca.htm ;
;Mollusca

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/non-vert.htm
;Inverts. General

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/marine/inver ... ropods.htm
;Arthropoda

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/ca/cav1i2/fa ... ames_w.htm
;Shrimp


Marine Fish

http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2004- ... /index.php
;Liopropoma

http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2002-12/fm/index.php
;Reef-Safe Eels…sort of

http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2002- ... /index.php
;Lionfish

http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2003- ... /index.php
;Wrasses

http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2003- ... /index.php
;Rabbit Fish

http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2003- ... /index.php
;Centropyge – Dwarf Angels

http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2005- ... /index.php
;Mandarin Dragonets

http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2004- ... /index.php
;Cardinals

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/tangs,.htm
;Surgeons/Tangs

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/acanthurTngs.htm
;Acanthurus

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/naso.htm
;Naso

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/zebrasom.htm
;Zebrasome

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/basses.htm
;Groupers

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/cephalopholis.htm
;Groupers - Ceplalopholis

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/marine/fishe ... /index.htm
;Marine Angels

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/marine/fishe ... arangs.htm
;BEST Marine Angel Choices

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/marine/fishe ... angels.htm
;The elusive but beautiful Red Sea Angels



Marine Algaes/Plants/ Refugia

http://w ww.reefkeeping.com/issues/2004-12/ac/feature/index.php
;Mangroves - Calfo

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/refugium.htm
;Refugia - YAY!


Nano-Marine Aquaria

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/nanoreefsysart.htm
;Nano Reef Systems by Your Truly

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/small.htm
;Nano Marine Systems

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/tomwsmreefs.htm
;Tom’s Nanos


Set-Up/Equipment/DIY Projects

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/AqBizSubWebI ... sysbiz.htm
;Water Flow

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/AqBizSubWebI ... iltbiz.htm
;Central Filtration on Multi-Tank Systems

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/plumbingmarart.htm
;Plumbing

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/ca/volume_3/ ... affles.htm
;Custom Sump

http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2003- ... /index.php
;Aquascaping….not Grandpas way!

http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2003-07/gt/index.php
;Sumps

http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2003-06/rs/index.php
; You’ll just have to read this one for yourself……..

http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2003- ... /index.php
;Cooling Aquaria

http://www.advancedaquarist.com/2006/7/lines
;Electricity/Plumbing

http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2004- ... /index.php
;FIY Kalk Dripper

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/calcreactors.htm
;Calcium Reactors

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/marine/maint ... eMaint.htm
;Marine Maintenance

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/marineSetUp.htm
;Marine Set-Up

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/ca/volume_3/ ... vances.htm
;To much technology???

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/circmarart.htm
;Water Flow…How Much?

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/pbh2oret.htm
;Closed Loop Manifold

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/pumpselmar.htm
;Pump FAQ’s

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/marsetupgear.htm
;Marine Aquaria Components

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/proskimrart2.htm
;Skimmer Choices



Seahorses/Sea Dragons/Pipefish


http://www.wetwebmedia.com/ca/volume_2/ ... eeders.htm
;Feeding the Horsies!

http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2004- ... /index.php
;Horses

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/tube-mfi.htm
;Syngnathidae

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/seahorsecare.htm
;Horse Care

THE Water
***The Chemistry Category is Closely Related; be sure to protein SKIMmer through those as well

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/seah2omats.htm
;Trace Elements

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/watrqualmar.htm
;Water Quallity

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/water.htm
;Water Changes, DO THEM!!! NOW!

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/scottsh2ochgart.htm
;Water Change Regime

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/watchgantart.htm
;More on Water Chanes….do you see a trend or hint here?

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/water4maruse.htm
;Treating Tap Water

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/seawater.htm
;NSW vs. Synthetic


Pay attention kiddos! This will be eddited and added to on a regular basis! ENJOY!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by Adam_J » Tue Aug 08, 2006 12:51 am

Please enjoy everyone, and stay alert to updates, I will make several daily over the next week or so.
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