Item description for The Captive Marine Aquarium: A Colorful Photographic Resource for the Aquarist, Special Edition by Wayne Shang...
NATURE / HOBBY / REFERENCE. A collection of over 200 eye-opening colorful photographs taken from Wayne Shang's 700-gallon reef aquarium and his 300-gallon marine fish-only aquarium. Included with this special edition is a 70-minute DVD "Mass Spawning of Tridacna Clams in Captive System" containing footage believed to be one of the only few documented mass spawning of Tridacna clams in home marine aquaria.
View the large and small angelfish of 10 years, and the butterflies and cleaner wrasses of over 5 years. See in full color the Tridacna clams, small poly stony corals, and reef fishes. Included in this page-to-page color-filled hardcover book are the author/photographer/aquarist's notes on captive behavior, propagation, breeding, and growth sequence; lighting and current requirements; health and disease, feeding and diet; chemistry and temperature.
Discover how one hobby/expert aquarist set up his marine aquarium system, the equipment that he uses, and how the system is maintained.
A must-have reference for all marine aquarists.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 8.5" Height: 9.5" Weight: 2.85 lbs.
Publisher Pine Orchard
ISBN 193058069X ISBN13 9781930580695
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More About Wayne Shang
Wayne Shang began keeping marine aquaria in the early 1980s after keeping freshwater fish since childhood. His Californian home reef aquarium has long been considered one of the most beautiful in the United States. In the past 10 years, he has focused on keeping small poly stony corals and Tridacna clams. Pictures of his aquaria have appeared in numerous books, magazines, and on the internet. Although keeping marine life is his hobby, Wayne has contributed his experience to overseas commercial breeding programs which raise marine fish and clams. He also takes time from his busy schedule to speak at local aquarium societies and clubs to share his knowledge and help other aquarist solve their problems. Wayne holds a MBA degree from Concordia University and is a Ph.D. candidate in global business management.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Captive Marine Aquarium: A Colorful Photographic Resource for the Aquarist, Special Edition?
Very impressive! Jul 6, 2007
A total of 37 titles in my library on how to keep marine aquarium, this one has to be the most impressive by far. It is really a no nonsense book. The author does not throw you lots of technical information that you might not need. Instead, this book simply shows how he did it and ties that to over 200 stunning color photographs all taken from his own reef and marine fish aquariums. There are information on how his systems are set up, the equipment he uses, and how his systems are maintained. There also pictures of his colorful clams (a 40 pounds Tridacna gigas raised in captivity for the past ten years and still growing!) and growth stages of several gigantic stony corals that is truly amazing. I was a little confused by mixed reviews here until I receive my own copy. I soon realized that how much time and efforts the author has devoted to this hobby, and very much appreciate his willingness to share the knowledge and experience with others. Someone call it "one of the most outstanding home reef tanks ever created". The pictures inside this book say it all. Don't forget the bonus DVD - a long sequence of clams spawning in home marine aquaria... It is very cool!
Not a Resource; Not Helpful; But Nice Pictures May 21, 2007
This book has lots of great pictures of aquarium life as well as aquaria. It describes in simple terms the stocking and setup of the aquariums, but not to any great detail. This book may be a good resource if you are simply looking for ideas or if you want to gawk at nice aquariums but shouldn't be used by a beginner as it leaves way too many details undiscussed, and for anybody with any experience, the information provided is possibly helpful, but it mostly just describes what the author does to accomplish his tanks. The information is very specific to the author and his multiple tanks.
I'm not saying that this is a bad book at all, just that it isn't a resource in the typical sense. Just be aware of what you are buying. It is basically the author, a successful aquarist, sharing what he does in his particular tanks.
A nice coffeetable book or inspirational resource for those with too much money. But probably not something you need to add to your own library.
Serene, exotic and overwhelmingly beautiful! Mar 27, 2006
Keeping a marine aquarium can be an intensely rewarding experience, especially if you have the right tools. This book, The Captive Marine Aquarium, is one of them!
Great accomplishment Sep 27, 2005
The author might have set a new standard for anyone who is interested in writing or publishing a book about captive marine aquarium. The readers should at least have an opportunity to see how successful the author's own aquarium is. Great accomplishment!
Two thumbs up! Aug 20, 2005
Finally a marine aquarium book that is full of beautiful photographs all taken from the author's captive systems instead of diving trip. Whether you are a beginner or long-time saltwater enthusiast, this nicely formatted book will provide you with plenty of important details and expert secrets for keeping a beautiful, thriving marine aquarium. Two thumbs up!