Mr. Blanchard was managing owner at Saltwater Livestock in Orlando, Florida. His book constitutes years of experience helping hobbyists work through the tough times.
Zechariah said, “Hobbyists that have been reef-keeping for more than a year or two will tell you it isn’t near as hard as everyone seems to think. You need to have some basic principles in place. With water quality, water flow, and adequate lighting, you can own a beautiful reef tank. That is what I focused my new book on; teaching these principles in an easy to understand way.”
He went on to say, “Like many, when I fist got into this hobby, it cost me a fortune. If I had a book like this one before I bought my first tank it would have saved me considerable money and rocketed me years ahead in experience.”
Mr. Blanchard decided to give his book away free of charge for a few days to support the aquarist community. People can download the book at:
The reef hobby has been growing at an alarming rate over the past several years. It appears this is, in part, due to the ease of entry into the hobby. With the advancement of technology and understanding of an ecosystem, more people are now successful in saltwater reef-keeping.
Paperback and Hardcover versions are also available.