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The Captive Marine Aquarium Special Edition

Wayne Shang

Publisher: Ulyssian Publications
ISBN-10: 193058069X
ISBN-13: 9781930580695
Hardcover + DVD  224 pages  9 in. x 10 in.


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Included with this special edition is a 70-minute DVD “Mass Spawning of Tridacna Clams in Captive System” containing footage believed to be one of the only few documented mass spawning of Tridacna clams in home marine aquaria.


A collection of over 200 eye-opening colorful photographs taken from Wayne Shang’s 700-gallon reef aquarium and his 300-gallon marine fish-only aquarium.

View the large and small angelfish of 10 years, and the butterflies and cleaner wrasses of over 5 years. See in full color the Tridacna clams, small poly stony corals, and reef fishes. Included in this page-to-page color-filled hardcover book are the author/photographer/aquarist’s notes on captive behavior, propagation, breeding, and growth sequence; lighting and current requirements; health and disease, feeding and diet; chemistry and temperature.

Discover how one hobby/expert aquarist set up his marine aquarium system, the equipment that he uses, and how the system is maintained.

A must-have reference for all marine aquarists.

Wayne Shang began keeping marine aquaria in the early 1980s after keeping freshwater fish since childhood. His Californian home reef aquarium has long been considered one of the most beautiful in the United States.

In the past 10 years, he has focused on keeping small poly stony corals and Tridacna clams. Pictures of his aquaria have appeared in numerous books, magazines, and on the internet. Although keeping marine life is his hobby, Wayne has contributed his experience to overseas commercial breeding programs which raise marine fish and clams. He also takes time from his busy schedule to speak at local aquarium societies and clubs to share his knowledge and help other aquarist solve their problems.

Wayne holds a MBA degree from Concordia University and is a Ph.D. candidate in global business management.

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