THE CAPTIVE MARINE AQUARIUM
• Hardcover: 224 pages
• Full Color
• ISBN: 193058069X
• Dimensions: 9.5 x 8.5 x 1.4 inches
“The reef tank truly represented the closest I had ever seen of someone, anyone, replicating a slice of Mother Nature.”
— From the foreword by Dr. Timothy A. Hovanec
“...I am sure that this book with all its marine beauty and lessons of reefkeeping skills will greatly contribute to the reef aquarium hobby.”
— From the preface by Daniel Knop
“Considered one of the most outstanding home reef tanks ever created...”
— Michael S. Paletta, Author of Ultimate Marine Aquarium
Wayne's reef aquarium has long been considered one of the most beautiful home marine aquariums in the United States! Pictures of his aquariums have appeared in numerous books, magazines, and on the Internet. Both his marine fish-only and reef aquarium have set new standards for the marine aquarium hobby. His accomplishment in keeping marine angelfish, raising small-polyped stony corals and Tridacna clams will be hard for any private aquaria to surpass.
This book contains his reflections upon the time and effort he has devoted to the marine aquarium hobby over many decades. Wayne wants to share his personal experience with every one who is interested and involved in this hobby. In this book, you will discover how his systems are set up, the equipment he uses, and how the systems are maintained. You will also have the opportunity to see many colorful pictures that are available to the public for the first time!
His photographic documentary demonstrates that marine aquarists do not just remove marine life from their natural environment for enjoyment, but can also successfully raise them in captivity.
This might be the first and only marine aquarium publication with over 200 eye-opening photographs all taken from the author's own captive systems!
The Special Edition is now available at your local aquatic shops and your favorite online book stores. It includes a 70 minute DVD movie - Mass Spawning of Tridacna Clams in Captive System. This DVD contains footage believed to be the only few documented mass spawning of Tridacna clams in home marine aquaria!