Marine aquarium hobbyists who turn to this book will find the most up-to-date information and advice available anywhere on the increasingly popular activity of setting up and maintaining a thriving coral reef aquarium. In recent years, specialists have made major advances in understanding nature's marine aquarium systems. With author Philip Hunt's expert advice and instruction, even beginning hobbyists can maintain viable, beautiful, and long-lasting coral reef aquarium displays. In addition to its wealth of practical information, The Marine Reef Aquarium features approximately 400 vivid color photos that display the coral reef environment and its many interesting denizens in all their glory. For such a highly visual subject as the marine reef, expertly produced color photos are a must--and The Marine Reef Aquarium provides them in abundance. Equally important, the general realization that coral reefs are an increasingly endangered species has brought this subject to a place of international prominence. Here is a book that belongs on every marine aquarium enthusiast's reference shelf.