MASNA recommends the following books for your personal or marine aquarium club library.

Basic Aquarium Books

Marine Aquariums: Basic Aquarium Setup and Maintenance (Fish Keeping Made Easy)

Author: Ray Hunziker

The New Marine Aquarium

Author: Michael S. Palletta

Marine Aquarium Handbook

Author: Martin A. Moe Jr.

The Simple Guide to Marine Aquariums

Author: Jeff Kurtz

Ultimate Marine Aquariums: Saltwater Dream Systems and How They Are Created

Author: Michael S. Palletta

Basic Reef Aquarium Books

The Successful Reef Aquarium: Basics of German Reefkeeping

Author: Daniel Knop

Small reef aquarium basics: The optimum aquarium for the reef hobbyist

Author: Albert J. Thiel

Practical Coral Farming: Expanded Second Edition

Author: Miguel Tolosa

Aquarium Corals : Selection, Husbandry, and Natural History

Author: Eric H. Borneman

Corals: A Quick Reference Guide (Oceanographic Series)

Author: Julian Sprung Series: Oceanographic Series

Advanced Aquarium Books

Advanced Marine Aquarium Techniques

Author: Jay F. Hamdel

Advanced Aquarist, Volume IX, Book II: 2010 Edition

Author: Shane Graber

Marine Fish and Invert Reef Aquarium: Advanced Techniques and Instrumentation

Author: Albert J. Thiel

Advanced Aquarist, Volume X, Book I: 2011 Edition

Author: Shane Graber

The Conscientious Marine Aquarist

Author: Robert Fenner

Advanced Reef Aquarium

Advanced Reef Keeping 1: A Comprehensive Guide to Setting Up Your Reef Tank

Author: Albert J. Thiel

Reef Coral Identification: Florida, Caribbean, Bahamas 3rd Edition

Author: Paul Humann

How to Frag Corals: A Simple Guide to Coral Propagation and Coral Fragging for the Marine Reef Aquarium Hobbyist…

Author: Albert B. Ulrich II

Book of Coral Propagation, Volume 1 Edition 2: Reef Gardening for Aquarists

Author: Anthony Calfo

Aquascaping: Aquarium Landscaping Like a Pro, Second Edition: Aquarist’s Guide to Planted Tank Aesthetics and…

Author: Moe Martin


The Reef Aquarium: A Comprehensive Guide to the Identification and Care of Tropical Marine Invertebrates (Volume 1)

Author: Julian Sprung

Invertebrate Medicine

Author: Gregory A. Lewbart

The 101 Best Marine Invertebrates: How to Choose & Keep Hardy, Brilliant, Fascinating Species That Will Thrive…

Author: Scott W. Michael

What Invertebrates?: A Buyer’s Guide for Marine Aquariums (What Pet? Books)

Author: Tristan Lougher]

A PocketExpert Guide to Marine Invertebrates: 500+ Essential-to-Know Aquarium Species

Author: Ronald L. Shimek

Giant Clams in the Sea and the Aquarium Hardcover

James W. Fatherree

Sharks, Rays and Jellies 

Aquarium Sharks & Rays: An Essential Guide to Their Selection, Keeping, and Natural History

Author: Scott Michael

Sharks & Rays in Aquariums: Gaining an understanding of how to keep these fishes in captive saltwater systems…

Author: Robert Fenner

A Pocket Guide to Sharks of the World

Author: David A Ebert

How to Keep Jellyfish in Aquariums: An Introductory Guide for Maintaining Healthy Jellies

Author: Chad L. Widmer