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  • The Reef Aquarium 3

    Does anyone have it yet? I ordered it from Amazon but it's not due to ship for about 2 weeks

    I sure like the cover of this edition

    400 gallon reef, Bubble King 300, I~Spin, 2 x 10,000K BLV 400W, 2 x 20,000K Radium 400W, 2 x 6,400K Osram 400W, Schuran Jetstream 1, AquaController Pro

  • #2
    Greetings All !

    Originally posted by Orion76
    Does anyone have it yet? ...
    Yep ... good stuff ... it's actually a pretty good "surface level" survey of a variety of different reefing topics and strategies. Definitely another "must have" reference for any beginner-to-intermediate reefkeeper's library ... JMO.



    "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."
    Hunter S. Thompson

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    • #3
      Does it go into more modern reefkeeping methods?

      The current literature out there is really becoming a little outdated, I can't even remember the last time a reef keeping book was published (I pretty much own every single book on the subject)....

      must have been years....
      400 gallon reef, Bubble King 300, I~Spin, 2 x 10,000K BLV 400W, 2 x 20,000K Radium 400W, 2 x 6,400K Osram 400W, Schuran Jetstream 1, AquaController Pro

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      • #4
        I ordered it from Amazon but it's not due to ship for about 2 weeks either....ㅠㅠ

        www.spsholic.com

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        • #5
          Greetings All !



          Originally posted by Orion76
          Does it go into more modern reefkeeping methods?
          Yep ... on a "basic" level, to be sure ... but the range is relatively comprehensive. "Methods" are presented in Chapter 6: Filtration. Specific content headings of Chapter 6 include ...

          Mechanical filtration;
          Surface skimming;
          UV sterilizers;
          Biological filtration;
          Fluid mechanics and biological filtration;
          Nitrifying filters;
          Denitrifying filters;
          Assimilatory reduction of nitrate;
          Substrate filtration principles;
          Refugia;
          Chemical filtration;
          Protein skimming;
          Natural systems;
          Eng's natural systems;
          Jauberts Monaco system;
          Deep sand bed (DSB) filtration;
          Berlin method;
          Algal turf scrubbers and microcosm management;
          Miracle mud method;
          Cryptic sponge/tunicate EG zonal filtration;

          ... with a variety of strategies and specific products presented within each content heading, including strategies like vodka dosing, products like poly-filters, and "general principles" like biofilm behavior.



          The "ZEOvit system" is briefly discussed in the 'Zeolites' subsection, which is in the 'Chemical filtration' content heading section ... even has a pic of a bag of ZEOvit media.



          HTH
          "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."
          Hunter S. Thompson

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          • #6
            Originally posted by mesocosm
            Definitely another "must have" reference for any beginner-to-intermediate reefkeeper's library ... JMO.
            I agree.

            I've had it for a couple weeks. As with almost any of these "text book" type works the first thing I do is skim through it a read those things I really find interesting and then I go to the front and read it all. I'm about 3/4 of the way through and it's all fairly interesting. What I found surprising (maybe not) is how much of this "new" information I'd already read somewhere else via the internet.

            When volume l and ll came out books and the LFS were pretty much the only way I had to find information so I was much more dependent on them. I knew of only a couple other reefkeepers in the area that I was introduced to at the stores. Oh... I was I member of Compuserve's fishnet but it was so slow and difficult to research information. Maybe the hard drive-less, dual 5-1/2 floppy driven Tandy had something to do with it. :lol:

            Anyway, all in all I'd still buy the book again but it wont be the information source the first two were to me.

            SteveU
            “People are very open-minded about new things - as long as they're exactly like the old ones.”
            ...Charles F. Kettering

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            • #7
              Dang Steve, you must be oooolllldddd....

              :molepoke:
              265 gallon SPS tank. Bubble King 300 Internal, MRC CR-6 Calc Reactor. 3 400 watt 20k Helios. 90 gallon Frag tank plumbed into main display.

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              • #8
                i agree, it's quite a nice book...i love the pictures

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