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      The Annual Practical Guide to The Coral Reef Aquarium
                              by Patrick Lanzarone DVM

  Dr.Pat has accumulated over forty years of reef keeping experience.As a Veterinarian Dr. Pat understands how to explain complicated topics in easy to understand language while maintaining details and science.Written in an easy to read format with explicit video lessons.
  You will learn all you need to know about coral reef systems,and how to keep fish and invertebrates healthy together.How to setup a reeftank and what to avoid.From tank and equipment selection, test kits and water chemistry.The science of lighting easily explained and lighting systems.How to transition new lighting systems,Filtration and the deep sand bed. The working system. Selecting and keeping corals healthy,managing coral diseases, proper placement of corals and coral care, growing copepods and microalgae,the must have invertebrates for a successful reef, the inverts to avoid and the reasons why,The marine tropical fish prepurchase exam,Fish acclimation and the holding tank.The must have fish and which species to avoid, disease diagnosis and treatment,proper nutrition,numerous live links in each chapter and much,much more! 
  Filled with explicit video lessons designed to educate the newbie and experienced reef keeper.This publication will keep you current with periodic updates and is a valuable read for the serious reef aquarist.

The Annual Practical Guide to the Coral Reef Aquarium
By Patrick Lanzarone D.V.M.

TABLE of CONTENTS 

Introduction

CHAPTER ONE
Equipment
The Stand
Tank selection
Tank Preparation
Applying the Background
Insulating the tank
Setting up
Wire management
Protecting the bottom
Foundation substrate
Live Rock
Design
Illumination
Changing Lighting Systems

CHAPTER TWO
Filtration and how to control Nitrates
Mechanical filtration
Chemical filtration
Protein Skimming
Ozone
Ultra Violet Light
Biological Filtration
Refugium
Solid Carbon Dosing
Algae Scrubbers
Heaters and chillers
Optional equipment

CHAPTER THREE
The working system
Water management
pH control
Photo period
Maintaining water quality
Methods of changing water
Water movement
Summary

CHAPTER FOUR
Creatures to avoid
The must have fish
The must have invertebrates

CHAPTER FIVE
Fish Prepurchase exam
Fish health management
Acclimating the new arrival
Transferring the new arrival to the display tank  
Disease prevention and nutrition
Common diseases

CHAPTER SIX
Breeding and rearing marine tropical fish

CHAPTER SEVEN
Invertebrate husbandry and Nutrition
Live foods
The importance of phytoplankton and cultivation
Coral care
The Nitrate-phosphate algae complex

CHAPTER EIGHT
End goal

CHAPTER NINE
Articles submitted by fellow reefers

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The Annual Practical Guide to the Coral Reef Aquarium

TheCoralReefAquarium.com presents
By Dr.Patrick Lanzarone
EDUCATING THE REEF AQUARIST