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The Reef Aquarium, Volume Three, Science, Art and Technology (Hardcover)
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  • This collectors book makes a perfect gift for the reef aquarium hobbyist/enthusiast.
  • The essential manual for all reef aquarium hobbyists, professional aquarists, and coral reef researchers who study, create, and enjoy coral reef ecosystems in the confines of an aquarium.
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The Reef Aquarium, Volume Three - Science, Art and Technology (Hardcover)

Volume three provides the most thorough description of the science behind the creation of a captive reef, and critically reviews and explains the different philosophical approaches to reef aquarium design. This book provides a wealth of information regarding aquascaping techniques, which combine art, biology, and physics; and invaluable information regarding plumbing, pumping, electrical systems, and other aspects of the aquarium design that combine art and engineering.
  • It describes existing and emerging biological and chemical filtration techniques, new lighting options and design parameters, pump selection, efficient plumbing design, water movement devices, electrical system designs, and backup power supply systems.
  • It illustrates the existing as well as emerging technology used to build reef aquariums, to help guide the selection of equipment, its proper use, and installation.
  • In addition, whole chapters are dedicated to such topics as calcium and alkalinity maintenance, foods and feeding, and routine maintenance and disease treatment.
  • Written by: J. Charles Delbeek & Julian Sprung
  • This book offers a global perspective of the benefits and potential environmental impacts of the marine aquarium hobby, the challenges for its future, and possible new directions in the hobby.
  • Published by Ricordea Publishing and Distributed by Two Little Fishies Inc.