Brilliant photography with amazing portraits of 50 world-class marine aquariums, along with priceless advice on how they were planned and how they are kept healthy and vibrant. There are profiles of reef aquariums, fish only tanks, and a wide range of approaches, ranging from simplified natural systems to high-tech designs. Lists 194 pages of reefs from around the world. All color photos are awesome. Each with detailed descriptions of the planning, livestock selection, and husbandry practices that make it work. Leading aquarists admit their mistakes and give the newcomer tips and ideas for succeeding with their own saltwater tanks - large and small. MICHAEL PALETTA is one of North America`s leading amateur saltwater aquarists. He has been involved in the design and setup of more than 60 marine aquariums, including the 4,500-gallon reef exhibit at the National Aquarium in Baltimore and a number of reef systems at the Pittsburgh Zoo Aquarium. Hardcover.