Baensch Marine Atlas Volume 1

Updated August 12, 2019
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By Dr. Robert Patzner, Dr. Horst Moosleitner, Dr. Manfred Schluter, Wilhelm Tomey - Mergus Publishers (2005)

Baensch Marine Atlas Volume 1

The Baensch Marine Atlas Volume 1 is the first in a series of three books that covers the setup of saltwater aquariums and the plants, animals, invertebrates and corals that could be kept in them. These books are very thick and the first volume has around 1200 pages! It is huge and packed full of saltwater aquarium setup, invertebrate and fish information.

The first half of volume one covers saltwater aquarium setup information and the second half gets into the detailed profiles for algae, inverts, anemones and fishes. They use a key in the profiles that takes some getting used to but once you do get used to it, it makes sense. Profiles show the original habitat, how to differentiate males from females, temperament, aquarium upkeep of the species, lighting requirements (if any), reproduction, feeding the species, how to identify/markings/colors, a good picture or two of the specimen and water parameters that are needed or required to keep them.

More details below on the each of the sections.

The Aquarium Water Technology Chemistry Setting Up / Care Algae Invertebrates Fishes

These Baensch Marine Atlases are massive, loaded with information and expensive but definitely worth it if you find marine aquarium keeping as fascinating as I do. I can never get enough good information and even though it is a bit dated, I still give this book 5 stars. 5 stars

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