Martin A. Moe’s Marine Aquarium Handbook: Beginner to Breeder was named Best Science Book of 2010, reports CORAL Magazine. Recognized as a founder of the aquarium hobby as we know it, Moe was presented by the Independent Book Publishers Association, with the Ben Franklin Award. This award honors outstanding writing and design in independent publishing.
This latest edition of the Marine Aquarium Handbook, is a collaborative effort of Martin, his wife Barbara, and several other CORAL Magazine contributors. The book was edited by James Lawrence, and sports a foreword by Julian Sprung.
The book breaks down the hobby into several sections:
The Aquarium – Size, Shape, Style, and Construction
The Water – Composition, Collection, Mixing, and Preparation
Filtration – Mechanical, Chemical, Biological, and Sterilization
The Biological Filter – Live Rock, Live Sand and External Options
Physics & Chemistry – The Essential Information for Marine Aquarists
Setup & Maintenance – The First Day, The First Year
Fish Selection – What to Look for: Condition and Compatibility
Introduction & Quarantine – Purposes and Methods
Diseases & Distress – Identification and Treatment
Foods & Feeding – What, When, and How
Breeding Marine Fish – The Basic Process and Easiest Species