Influential Reef Reading

The following publications represent some the most influential works in the history of reef keeping.

Supplement to “Reef Innovations: Part One” by J.C. Delbeek, Aquarium Fish International magazine, September 2012, Vol. 24, No. 9.

Adey, W. H. and K. Loveland. 1998. Dynamic Aquaria: Building Living Ecosystems. Academic Press, San Diego, California.

Delbeek, J.C. and J. Sprung. 1994. The Reef Aquarium: A Comprehensive Guide to the Identification and Care of Tropical Marine Invertebrates. Vol. 1: Stony Corals and Tridacna Clams. Ricordea Publishing, Coconut Grove, Florida.

Eng, L.C. June 1961. “Nature’s system of keeping marine fishes,” Tropical Fish Hobbyist, 9(6):23-30. TFH Publications, Neptune City, New Jersey.

Fossa, S. and A. Nilsen. 1996. The Modern Coral Reef Aquarium Vol. 1. Birgit Schmettkamp Verlag, Bornheim, Germany. (Preceded by the German version in 1991.)

Smit, G. January 1986. “Marine Aquariums: Part One: Is it time for a change?” Freshwater and Marine Aquarium magazine, 9(1):35-. R.C. Modeler Corp., Sierra Madre, California.

Sprung, J. and J.C. Delbeek. December 1990. “New trends in reef keeping: Is it time for another change?” Freshwater and Marine Aquarium magazine,13(12):8-22, 180-184. R.C. Modeler Corp., Sierra Madre, California.

Wilkens, P. 1973. The Saltwater Aquarium for Tropical Marine Invertebrates. Engelbert Pfriem Verlag, Wuppertal, Germany, 134 pp. (First published in 1970 in German.)

Wilkens, P. June 1975. “An experimental marine aquarium,” Marine Aquarist, 6(5):49-55.

Wilkens, P. 1990. Invertebrates: Stone and False Corals, Colonial Anemones. Engelbert Pfriem Verlag, Wuppertal, Germany.

Wilkens, P. and J. Birkholz. 1986. Invertebrates: Tube-, Soft- and Branching Corals. Engelbert Pfriem Verlag, Wuppertal, Germany.


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