Yep, I recently purchase both: THe Conscientious Marine Aquarist & The New Marine Aquarium. Still reading, and trying to take it all in. And, eventually I will take the jump from Freshwater to SW. Hopefully, by the end of the year.
how do you like the books so far
I like both books so far. There is a lot of info. and I really haven't had enough time to dive into them as of yet. Just been skimming so far.
I read New Marine Aquarium throughly and it was extremely helpful for someone just beginning. I have skimmed the Conscientious Marine Aquarist and it seemed to be good for a more advanced hobbiest but I haven't had time to read the whole thing through yet.
I hope to set up a 10 gallon nano saltwater when I get a good paying job and can afford it. I am going to do the harder nano tank because it is cheaper, but I do know it will be harder to keep stable. Definitely read the New Marine Aquarium book if you are starting out.