Book of Coral Propagation, Volume 1: Reef Gardening for Aqua

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Book of Coral Propagation, Volume 1: Reef Gardening for Aqua

Post by Brandon » Fri May 23, 2003 1:42 pm

Anyone have this book? What's your opinion on it. I'm thinking of getting it, and was just curious.

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Post by snoopdog » Sat May 24, 2003 3:07 pm

No not yet anyway.
"When they was no meat we ate fowl, when there was no fowl we ate crawdad. And when there was no crawdad to be found, we ate sand."--Cellmate
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Post by reeferpuffer » Sun Jun 08, 2003 4:14 pm

sounds cool, i may look for it on barnes and noble

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Post by Brandon » Fri Jun 20, 2003 12:48 pm

Just got mine in 2 days ago. (Off Ebay) There is a lot of information in this book. It is 450 pages. It is definetly not a coffee table reader, there are very few pictures. The concepts are supplemented with diagrams though to help explain them. The first half of the book is information on general water dynamics, lighting, heating, cooling, grow-out tank ideas, etc.. equipment and water quality basically. The Last half of the book is information about particular coral families, fragging concepts, diseases, propagating, etc..

A lot of the book is information for operations outside of the home aquaria (ie: cottage industries of grow out green houses,etc) , but the information is still useful. I'm pleased with the book so far just by scanning it and what little I have read (pg 71 so far). I will report overall when I finish it.

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Post by lzb3 » Fri Jun 20, 2003 7:15 pm

Sorry I didn't get to answering this on time. I have this book and find it to be an invaluable resource. If you have any corals at all I suggest you keep this book around. As you said, it isn't something you pick up to take into the john with you, but if you need some info, it's in there!

Hope you enjoy it!

Elizabeth

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Post by snoopdog » Fri Jun 20, 2003 9:44 pm

Does that have alot of pictures ? I cant read.
"When they was no meat we ate fowl, when there was no fowl we ate crawdad. And when there was no crawdad to be found, we ate sand."--Cellmate
"You ate what?"--H.I.
"We ate sand."--Cellmate
"You ate sand?"--H.I.
"That's right."--Cellmate

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Post by reeferpuffer » Thu Jun 26, 2003 11:35 pm

i love books with alot of pics..reading sux, pictures good..maybe a coral scratch and sniff..hehe

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Post by Amyjoe » Fri Jun 27, 2003 1:23 am

Hmmm scratch and sniff? think xenia and say NO
Wonder what it is going to take to get a bigger tank?????

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Post by reeferpuffer » Thu Jul 03, 2003 3:31 pm

lol, why not, i think when people get the real..smell about the hobby it would attract more people :D

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