Acknowledgments

o book is solely the work of its author, Herndon,Teresa Herndon, Bob Hix, Bill Hoffman, Lance and this one is hardly the exception. Many people Ichinotsubo, Mikki Ichinotsubo, Stuart Keefer, Lynne Lau-

have assisted my efforts throughout the years, each rita, Andy Lee, Rick Oellers, Dr. Peter Rubec, and Julian contributing in some way to my evolution as a scien- Sprung. Thanks to each of you for your valuable insights.

tist and author. My late father, Hardin Tullock, kin-

Special thanks are due to Martin Moe, a treasured died my interest in science when I was very young, and my friend and author of several great books on marine life and gratitude to him for this (among all the other wonderful aquarium keeping, for taking time out from his hectic things that come from a good relationship between schedule to write the Foreword to this book, father and son) is boundless. I regret that he did not live to Paul Humann, whose excellent books about the reef see this book in print. fauna of Florida and the Caribbean should be in the library

As for teachers and professional associates, among the of every serious aquarist, and Scott Michael, whose latest first to come to mind is the late Dr. J.O. Mundt, a mentor book, Reef Fishes, is scheduled to debut soon from Micro-

who possessed not only scientific eminence, but also an cosm, deserve an accolade for supplying between them vir-

enormously keen ability to give good advice without seem- tually all the images that illuminate these pages.

ing to direct. Drs. Susan Reichert, Mel Whiteside, Gary

My publisher, James Lawrence, an avid aquarist and

McCracken, Gerry Vaughan, and especially Dave Etnier editor par excellence, deserves all the credit for turning my helped me become a serious scientist without taking my- manuscript into something accessible and useful for hob-

self too seriously. My colleagues, with whom I share many byists. Thanks also to the staff of Microcosm for produc-

fond memories of Pigeon Key and the old marine lab there, ing such a beautiful book.

include Gerry Dinkins, J.R. Shute, Peggy Shute, Pat Rakes, and Jim Beets.

Finally, I am grateful to all the businesses who have gotten behind this project by supplying much of the equip-

After some ten years in the aquarium industry, I have ment and other materials for the photography shoots, and had the opportunity to learn from a host of people, includ- by supporting the finished product in the best possible way ing Dr. Jaime Baquero, Stan Brown, Dr. Bruce Carlson, by stocking it. You will find their names, along with some

Bruce Davidson, Charles Delbeek, Dr. Bob Goldstein, Roy others, in the Selected Sources at the back of the book.

The COMPLETE guide to Aquariums

The COMPLETE guide to Aquariums

The word aquarium originates from the ancient Latin language, aqua meaning water and the suffix rium meaning place or building. Aquariums are beautiful and look good anywhere! Home aquariums are becoming more and more popular, it is a hobby that many people are flocking too and fish shops are on the rise. Fish are generally easy to keep although do they need quite a bit of attention. Puppies and kittens were the typical pet but now fish are becoming more and more frequent in house holds. In recent years fish shops have noticed a great increase in the rise of people wanting to purchase aquariums and fish, the boom has been great for local shops as the fish industry hasnt been such a great industry before now.

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