Got my book!

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  1. twiggyb

    twiggyb Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    I'm new to these forums and put a intro in the appropriate spot, but just wanted to say that I just received my book from amazon, Cephalopods Octopuses and Cuttlefishes For The Home Aquarium, which I understand was put together from the fine people at this web site:mrgreen: I've started it but didn't get too far as I had dinner with my fam tonight, but there is always the slow time at work! If everything goes as planned I am hoping to get a bigger aquarium and then I will convert my 65g reef to a octo tank. We'll see what the future holds! Glad to have finally joined these forums for preperation in venturing down the cephalopod road to happiness (hopefully)
     
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    djkaty Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    Glad you're still here :) I just finished reading the bulk of it yesterday, excellent book, you'll like it :)
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    i'm glad you like the book that Colin and I wrote. We really aimed it towards answering the many questions that new ceph keepers have, plus some addional useful background information. It's amazing how many people I've heard from who read the book from cover to cover, and enjoyed all of it. The people at TFH provided an excellent index, so it's easy to use as a reference book.

    One caution for those of us here in the US - bimacs are no longer widely available like they were in the years before pubication of our book. We're hoping they'll be on sale again some time - someone just needs to raise some hatchlings from eggs.

    Looking forward to reading about your future octopus tank!

    Nancy
     
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    mtlarsen O. vulgaris Registered

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    Nancy,

    Your book had me so hooked on bimacs. Then I started looking and couldn't find any available online. lol. Its ok though I really enjoyed reading about them. I use the book daily for information.
     
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    djkaty Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    Nancy I have been meaning to pm you about the book... it is truly excellent. I ordered it from Amazon just a couple of days before I joined TONMO without realising the connection. It answered many questions for me and I followed the advice in the introduction and got The New Marine Aquarium to help learn about saltwater aquariums in general.

    Thank you and Colin so much for taking the time to write it. The pictures are also very helpful!
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    While the book has y'all's immediate attention, one of the novelties was Nancy's and Colin's insistence on not using stock photos. There are photo credits in the back of the book and you should be able to identify some of the photographers :sagrin: by now.
     
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    twiggyb Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    Half way through it and I love it so far! Gets me all tingly inside planning future tanks:heee: Still working on finding a bigger tank to fit my budget for my reef inhabitants right now so I can convert the 65g.
     
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    twiggyb Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    Well finished the book today during work and I loved it. I'm sure I'll go through it when I have a day off since I'm constantly having to start and stop reading it. I'm looking forward to getting one, I'm just having trouble finding a bigger tank that my wallet can afford. Anyone in these forums in the STL area of Missouri?
     
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    CaptFish Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Look on Craigslist. many of us have found great deals there. But make sure no copper/copper medications were ever used by the previous owner
     
  10. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Hi everyone,
    Glad you are all finding the book to be a good read.

    Now you have read it all the way though, hopefully you will be able to go back to chapters as you need them and progress along to having a cephy friend in your aquarium!

    Best wishes
    Colin
     

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