Profile for j_r > Reviews

Browse

j_r's Profile

Customer Reviews: 5
Top Reviewer Ranking: 26,999,900
Helpful Votes: 94




Community Features
Review Discussion Boards
Top Reviewers

Guidelines: Learn more about the ins and outs of Your Profile.

Reviews Written by
j_r RSS Feed

Show:  
Page: 1
pixel
Book of Coral Propagation, Volume 1, Version 1.0: Reef Gardening for Aquarists
Book of Coral Propagation, Volume 1, Version 1.0: Reef Gardening for Aquarists
by Anthony Calfo
Edition: Hardcover
37 used & new from $10.50

16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A true masterpiece in coral husbandry and propagation!, January 16, 2002
The "Book of Coral Propagation" is now my favorite book in my 40-some reef/marine aquarium book collection. If you are looking for a first-rate book on coral propagation and husbandry that is in-depth, up-to-date, and full of ground-breaking information, then look no further. Don't assume this book is just about propagation for the commercial sector or hardcore reef aquarists. It provides a holistic view on the husbandry of corals too, that even beginners can appreciate. In order to propagate corals, you need to understand how they thrive and grow, and this book will be your ultimate guide. So even if you don't plan on propagating corals, this book will still provide more information on husbandry than any other book out there. The coral family overviews themselves are worth buying this book. This book is thick, and it's not full of filler. Unlike most books in the hobby (and industry for that matter), this book actually contains valuable knowledge - and lots of it - derived from years of bona fide research, practice, and experience! There are many coral books out in the marketplace, and a few coral husbandry books, but all fall short of providing practical and useful information that aquarists can really use. Most of these so called coral books are reiterations of biology books or make good coffee table books (pretty pictures). This book is radically different! It is so refreshing to read a book that is actually useful. Looking at a picture book full of pretty corals is not going to help you grow and care for corals in your aquarium. Not only is this book useful, it is very easy to read. It's amazing how a book with so much knowledge and detail can be so painless to read and comprehensive at the same time. I would highly recommend all reef aquarists add this book to their current book collection. No matter how many books you have, you will find this book most useful and full of innovativation, insight, and revolutionary knowledge based on real-life experiences of the author. And if you don't have any coral books yet, then look no further, save your money, and buy this book first!


Mitsubishi Eclipse, 1990-98 (Haynes Repair Manuals)
Mitsubishi Eclipse, 1990-98 (Haynes Repair Manuals)
by Chilton
Edition: Paperback
Price: $26.14
76 used & new from $0.01

5.0 out of 5 stars Great reference... will save you money too!, March 27, 2000
This is a very big book that covers the Eclipse series. The illustrations are in a mechanical diagram layout and are pretty easy to follow. The wiring diagrams are a must for anyone that wants to play with the car electrical system (for example: Car Stereo additions, fog lights etc). It covers just about every system in the car. It's also nice to find out how to remove panels or parts so you don't have to tinker around trying to find out how they come apart. It also includes a complete preventative maintanance section and tune up section, which will help you keep you car in top shape so you won't run into problems down the road. I cannot say much about all the step-by-step instructions, as some of them are rather vague, while others go into great detail. I have really used this book a lot and it is one of the best things I have got for my car! I would recommend this book to someone in the automotive hobby or someone with technical background. If you don't want to get your fingers dirty, then this book won't be of much help. But then again, I would NOT recommend this book to automotive professionals. There is no replacement for a factory service manual, which the dealers have. For under 20 bucks, this book is a must for any die hard Eclipse owner!


Complete Idiot's Guide to Saltwater Aquariums (The Complete Idiot's Guide)
Complete Idiot's Guide to Saltwater Aquariums (The Complete Idiot's Guide)
by Mike Wickham
Edition: Paperback
55 used & new from $0.31

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great beginner book!, November 17, 1999
If you want to have a marine tank, this is a cheap and wonderful guide to help you out!
It is a must for anyone interested in starting a saltwater tank. It is easy to read and is sectioned really well, which makes it a great reference after your tank is set up.


Natural Reef Aquariums: Simplified Approaches to Creating Living Saltwater Microcosms
Natural Reef Aquariums: Simplified Approaches to Creating Living Saltwater Microcosms
by John H. Tullock
Edition: Paperback
89 used & new from $0.39

4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice book, Great pictures, November 17, 1999
I like the book, and it has great pictures. It is different from others, in that it is sectioned by biotypes, so it is very hard to find things, and information on a certain thing is found in multiple sections making it hard to use as a reference.


Marine Reef Aquarium Handbook (Complete Pet Owner's Manual)
Marine Reef Aquarium Handbook (Complete Pet Owner's Manual)
by Michele Earle-Bridges
Edition: Paperback
118 used & new from $0.01

15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A nice condensed Reef handbook!, August 13, 1999
This is a great book for under 15 dollars. It isn't that little either! It is full of good information on reef systems and the life that goes in it. It also has lots and lots of full cover photos. It is a must for anyone interested in starting a reef tank. It hits every subject from algae to water and chemicals, to skimming and lighting. It is laid out great.


Page: 1