Natural Reef Aquariums

Updated August 12, 2019
Author: Mike - FishLore Admin
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Simplified Approaches to Creating Living Saltwater Microcosms
By John Tullock, T.F.H. Publications (2001)

Natural Reef Aquariums

Natural Reef Aquariums is geared towards those interested in starting their own saltwater reef tank. Starting a reef tank can be a very expensive ordeal and even more expensive if you don't know what you're doing. I really liked how Mr. Tullock stresses the simplified approaches to keeping a reef tank and how he explains that you don't always need the latest and greatest technology to successfully run one of these tanks.

The author does a great job of making some possibly very dry topics into extremely interesting reads. Sprinkled throughout the text are little anecdotes of his coming up in the marine retail trade that you'll find interesting. It provides some insight into the thought process behind some of his recommendations and advice.

Natural Reef Aquariums is not a quick read and for a topic of this nature, you don't want it to be. There are just too many topics to cover in the reef hobby. This book provides plenty of details on nearly every topic that a reef keeper needs to know about.

The main topics covered:

As you can probably tell, Natural Reef Aquariums is packed with tons of great information and is loaded with great pictures of the natural reefs and its inhabitants. The book is sort of reminiscent of a college biology book with the amount of information that is included. But it's stuff that all reef hobbyists would be interested in. We give Natural Reef Aquariums 4.5 stars

Natural Reef Aquariums Reader Reviews

From: Stan
This book came highly recommended from friends and I couldn't wait to read it. After getting it I finished it in about a week and I was not disappointed. The author took a different take on the saltwater hobby that was refreshing in that he helped get his point across that we need to look to nature instead of technology in order to run a successful setup long term. It is full of great information and occasional anecdotes from the author's past. Very interesting and informative.

Rating Information
Review Title: Natural Reef Aquariums
Reviewed by: Mike FishLore
Summary: Simplified Approaches to Creating Living Saltwater Microcosms
Description: Natural Reef Aquariums is geared towards those interested in starting their own saltwater reef tank. Starting a reef tank can be a very expensive ordeal and even more expensive if you don't know what you're doing.
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars.

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