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    Favorite links, info and discussions: CALFO

    Cheers, my friends

    I have started a list of favorite links here to help you enjoy the hobby and perhaps improve your success at large.

    With friends through the years, we have spent considerable time building this content. In many cases you will find an issue or question that you have has been covered in great detail already and by a greater consensus of folks than just me or my opinion. Please do take the time to explore these links and references. I am sure you will learn far more than the answer to your original question!

    with kind regards, Anthony Calfo
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    Informational Urls:

    www.fishbase.org

    * the authority on all fishes of the world - be sure to explore the many links on species index pages to find more info and data/ref.s on gut analysis, reproduction and so much more.

    www.algaebase.org

    * a rather scientific database for plants and algae, but a treasure of information. Come armed with some data/tidbits about what you are looking for and you can find much here.

    www.coralrealm.com

    * the online residence of our dear hobby friend, noted author and photographer Scott Michael

    www.wetwebmedia.com

    * perhaps THE largest free-content hobby and aquatic science database in the world. Be sure to use the search tool on the index page to discover a staggering amount of information on a range of topics that will pleasantly surprise even the most seasoned aquarist. Some amazing photography and species accounts too. Home of noted author and hobby friend Robert Fenner

    www.seachallengers.com

    * a small outfit that is one of my fav places to find aquatic field guides, dive and hobby books including some rather uncommon titles such as the outstanding works of the Littlers on plants and algae.

    http://scholar.google.com

    * a fabulous way to search the scientific archives without the clutter of general search engine results

    Note: do take advantage of the other ways to use google products/portals as a search tool by exploring their many options! The "image" finder is a very helpful tool for aquarists: tag the link above the search field on the google.com index page for a good pic search.

    http://www.coralgrowing.com/

    * Young/growing resource for coral farming information and articles

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    Edited: Today @ 10:49:14 PM by Anthony Calfo
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    Aquarium Hobby And Science Books:

    Soft corals:

    "Soft Corals and Seafans" by Fabricius and Alderslade (2001)


    Stony corals:

    Veron

    Woods


    Plants and Algae:

    Look no further than the published works of the Littlers... decades of amazing publications


    Most underrated general hobby book of the last century:


    "The Living Aquarium" Crescent Publishing (1981)
    * includes DIY glass, acrylic, fiberglass and epoxy-wood aquariums


    Beginners Marine Aquarium - General:

    "The Conscientiuos Marine Aquarist" by Robert Fenner, TFH/Microcosm (1998)
    * perhaps THE best book on general marine keeping if you'll commit to a good and proper read

    "The Marine Aquarium" by Dick Mills, Tetra (1987)
    * a dated reference but still gets very high marks. One of my favs for its unique layout.

    "The New Marine Aquarium" by Michael Paletta (1999)
    * a short, easy, digestible read that is a must-have, first book for new aquarists


    Reefkeeping:

    Gotta go with Eric Borneman's "Aquarium Corals" (2001) for... well... aquarium corals

    "The Reef Aquarium" series by Delbeek and Sprung are valuable and comprehensive tomes!

    "Natural Reef Aquariums" by John Tullock (1997)


    Classics:

    "The Marine Aquarium Reference: Systems and Invertebrates" by Martin Moe, Jr. (1993)- a book of immeasurable impact on the hobby in the earliest years

    "The Marine Aquarium Handbook: Beginner to Breeder" by Martin Moe Jr. (1992) - this book changed the pathof the aquarium hobby perhaps more than any other work of its kind. Must-have.

    "The Reef Tank Owner's Manual" by John Tullock - a pioneer in the reef hobby in the US

    Texts written by Steve Spotte - technical but pioneering references


    Systems and Hardware:

    "Aquatic Systems Engineering: Devices and How They Work" by P. Escobal (2000)
    * very technical to read, but an amazing wealth of information here.

    ... and more titles/suggestions coming soon! So many good threads to start, build and pin
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    WORKS BY Anthony Calfo:

    "The Book of Coral Propagation: Reef Gardengin for Aquarists Vol. 1" version 1 (2001)
    "The Book of Coral Propagation: Reef Gardengin for Aquarists Vol. 1" version 2 (2006.. soon)

    "Reef Invertebrates: The Natural Marine Aquarium Series" by Anthony Calfo and Robert Fenner (2003)

    Reef Poster series in 2' X 3' glossy pic tutirials of favorite reef creatures:

    - Stony Corals (2005)
    - Soft Corals (2005)
    - Reef Fishes 1 (2005)
    - Reef Fishes 2 (2005)
    - Invertebartes (2005)
    - Plants and Algae (2006.. soon)

    CALFO ARTICLE INDEX:

    Magnificent Fluorescence!

    Reefkeepers Mettle (Hurricane Katrina Announcement)

    The Mystery of the Atlantic Pterois Lionfish

    Good Lordhowensis!!
    (Acanthastrea) by Anthony Calfo and Eric Borneman


    Anthiinae - the Fancy Basses


    Reef Trendy

    Antennarians – Frogfish

    Family Microdesmidae, the Worm- and Dartfishes By Robert Fenner and Anthony Calfo

    The D.I.Y. Indoor Pond


    Keeping Lionfish and Scorpionfish Part 1: Selection, Care, and Compatibility By Anthony Calfo and Robert Fenner


    Keeping Lionfish and Scorpionfish Part 2: Information on Families and Species By Anthony Calfo and Robert Fenner

    The Outdoor Garden Pond

    Water Changes/Exchanges

    The Static on Static Lighting: Suggestions for Better Lighting Applications of Photosynthetic Reef Organisms -
    Moving Light Systems (MLS)


    PLUMBING A WATER RETURN MANIFOLD - GOODBYE POWERHEADS!

    Coral Culture in Suspension

    Coral Fragmentation: Not Just For Beginners!

    The Henry Doorly Zoo and Scott Aquarium: Omaha, Nebraska

    The Tragedy of Artificially Colored Live Corals

    Securing Propagated Corals: Methods of Fixing Live Coral to Hard Substrates

    Aquarium Culture of the Aeolid Nudibranch Berghia Predator on the Nuisance Anemone Aiptasia

    To Pulse or Not to Pulse? Indentification and Behavior of Xeniid Corals in the Aquarium Hobby

    Starfish: Considerations of the Common (and Commonly Misunderstood) Varieties

    Thoughts on Reef Aquarium Lighting... Keep Your Eye on the Prize!

    Mangroves for the Marine Aquarium

    Best Plants and Algae for Refugia - Part I

    Best Plants and Algae for Refugia - Part II: "Vegetable Filters

    Beautiful Seagrasses: Keeping True Flowering Plants in Your Marine Aquarium

    Understanding Calcium and Alkalinity

    Lighting Your Marine Invertebrates

    Waterflow, How Much is Enough?

    Fascinating Reproduction in Open Brain Coral

    DIY Protein Skimmer

    Alkalinity for Marine Systems

    An Introduction to Deep Sand Beds

    Acclimating Photosynthetic Reef Invertebrates to Captive Lighting

    Large Marine Aquariums

    Puffer Dentristry by Kelly Jedlicki and Anthony Calfo

    Ingredients for Success in Growing Corals

    Mangroves for the Marine Aquarium

    Light Fixtures and Canopies

    Feeding Marine Invertebrates

    Plumbing a Water Return Manifold

    Coral Propagation 1.19.05

    Coral Attachment 1.19.05
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    Discussions:

    A

    http://www.reeffrontiers.com/forums/...ead.php?t=4328 Agaricia (stony coral) pre-2006

    http://www.marinedepot.com/FORUMS/Topic25398-13-1.aspx Aggression, stocking/crowding among Inverts 2.5.06

    http://www.marinedepot.com/FORUMS/Topic29761-13-1.aspx Algae/Plants - ID, nuisance control, references 2006

    http://www.marinedepot.com/FORUMS/Topic30678-13-1.aspx Allelopathy 2006

    http://www.marinedepot.com/FORUMS/To....aspx?Update=1 Anemone propagation

    http://www.marinedepot.com/FORUMS/Topic24714-13-1.aspx Anemones: handling, propagation, health - New threads 2006

    http://reefcentral.com/forums/showth...hreadid=706257 Automatic water changes pre-2006


    B

    http://www.marinedepot.com/FORUMS/Topic24721-13-1.aspx Biotope advice New 2006

    http://www.marinedepot.com/FORUMS/Topic24859-13-1.aspx Business and Industry Tips and Info... 2006 and prior


    C

    http://www.marinedepot.com/FORUMS/Topic28751-13-1.aspx Calcium and Alk 2006

    http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/20...ture/index.php Calcium article by RHF - excellent! pre-2006

    http://www.marinedepot.com/FORUMS/Topic25275-13-1.aspx Carbon use/rec's 2.5.06

    http://reefcentral.com/forums/showth...hreadid=707656 Catching creatures pre-2006

    http://www.marinedepot.com/FORUMS/Topic28029-13-1.aspx Caulerpa topics 2006

    http://www.reeffrontiers.com/forums/...ead.php?t=5265 Cespitularia (soft coral) pre-2006

    http://www.todomarino.com/forum/show...1153#post71153 "Cooking" live rock 2006

    http://www.marinedepot.com/FORUMS/Topic26465-13-1.aspx Closed Loop Manifolds 2006

    http://www.marinedepot.com/FORUMS/Topic28845-13-1.aspx Closed Loop Manifolds pre-2006

    http://www.marinedepot.com/FORUMS/Topic30582-13-1.aspx Controllers - pH ORP recommendations 2006


    D

    * see "Sand and Substrate Threads New 2006" for DSB topics

    http://www.reeffrontiers.com/forums/...ead.php?t=6368 Duncanopsammia (stony coral)


    F

    http://www.marinedepot.com/FORUMS/Topic24988-13-1.aspx Flatworms - ridding nuisance Acoels 2.3.06


    G

    http://www.marinedepot.com/FORUMS/Topic28388-13-1.aspx Greenhouse/Natural Sunlight 2006


    H

    Horizontal overflows... see Overflows in this alphabetical list

    http://www.marinedepot.com/FORUMS/Topic22986-13-1.aspx Humidity - dealing with it in the house! 2006


    I

    http://www.marinedepot.com/FORUMS/Topic29074-13-1.aspx Iodine dosing 3.5.06

    http://forum.marinedepot.com/Topic23353-13-1.aspx International hobby/science links/languages


    K

    http://www.marinedepot.com/FORUMS/Topic30835-13-1.aspx Kalkwasser slurry dosing


    L

    http://www.marinedepot.com/FORUMS/Topic25116-13-1.aspx Lighting - all topics New 2006


    M

    http://www.marinedepot.com/FORUMS/Topic24280-13-1.aspx Magnesium solutions for ridding live rock of pests 2006

    http://www.marinedepot.com/FORUMS/Topic32715-13-1.aspx Moving corals/fish 2.4.06


    N

    http://www.marinedepot.com/FORUMS/Topic24255-13-1.aspx Natural seawater (NSW) cautions 2006


    O

    http://www.marinedepot.com/FORUMS/Topic26696-13-1.aspx Overflows 2006

    http://reefcentral.com/forums/showth...hreadid=619976 Overflows pre-2006

    http://www.marinedepot.com/FORUMS/Topic26819-13-1.aspx Ozone 2006

    http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh...hreadid=639805 Ozone pre-2006


    P

    http://www.marinedepot.com/FORUMS/Topic29893-13-1.aspx Pest organisms... controlling 2006

    http://www.marinedepot.com/FORUMS/Topic31649-13-1.aspx Phytoplankton 2006

    http://www.marinedepot.com/FORUMS/Topic29769-13-1.aspx Plumbing issues 2006

    http://www.marinedepot.com/FORUMS/Topic26485-13-1.aspx Propagation/reproduction: corals, anemones, polyps... 2006

    http://reefcentral.com/forums/showth...hreadid=708423 Propagation - cnidarians pre-2006

    http://www.marinedepot.com/FORUMS/Topic28033-13-1.aspx Protein skimming/skimmers 2006

    http://www.marinedepot.com/FORUMS/Topic24736-13-1.aspx Protein Skimmers pre-2006

    * Pumps: see Plumbing


    Q

    http://www.marinedepot.com/FORUMS/Topic24725-13-1.aspx Quarantine New 2006 and prior


    R

    http://www.marinedepot.com/FORUMS/Topic24651-13-1.aspx Refugia - New 2006

    http://reefcentral.com/forums/showth...hreadid=462212 Refugia - pre-2006

    http://www.marinedepot.com/FORUMS/Topic25081-13-1.aspx RO/DI filter and water topics New 2006


    S

    http://forum.marinedepot.com/Topic33793-13-1.aspx Spawning reports 2006

    http://www.marinedepot.com/FORUMS/Topic25203-13-1.aspx Safety - all topics New 2006

    http://www.marinedepot.com/FORUMS/Topic25117-13-1.aspx Sand and Substrate Threads New 2006

    http://www.reeffrontiers.com/forums/...ead.php?t=4531 Stylophora pre-2006

    http://www.marinedepot.com/FORUMS/Topic24768-13-1.aspx Supplements 2.2.06


    U

    http://www.marinedepot.com/FORUMS/Topic21370-13-1.aspx UV - how to use it right! 2006


    Z

    http://www.marinedepot.com/FORUMS/Topic26476-13-1.aspx Zeolites 2006
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