Creating a Natural AquariumHardback Onterpet Handbooks
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- Publisher: Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
- Format: Hardback | 141 pages
- Dimensions: 155mm x 218mm x 14mm | 371g
- Publication date: 7 August 2000
- Publication City/Country: Foster City
- ISBN 10: 0764561413
- ISBN 13: 9780764561412
- Edition: New edition
- Edition statement: New edition
- Illustrations note: colour photographs and drawings, index
- Sales rank: 746,805
The allure of the natural aquarium is that it is both a spectacularly beautiful and all-natural environment - the ideal backdrop for an aquarium of colorful fish . The plants and accessories needed to create a natural aquarium are more abundant than ever, giving aquarium hobbyists may more choices. This book explores the full range of natural aquarium possibilities, and with its abundance of full-color photos and drawings makes setting up and lm maintaining the design of choice as simple(and successful) as possible.
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The author Inspired and encouraged by his parents, both accomplished marine biologists, Peter Hiscock began keeping fish and aquariums as a child. He was appointed manager of a retail aquatics outlet at just 17 years of age and went on to complete aquatic studies at Sparsholt College in Hampshire, UK. He entered publishing with contributions to the aquatic press. His main interests include fish behaviour and the interaction of fish with their environment, as well as aquascaping and the natural habitats of aquarium species.
Back cover copy
A fascinating world tour of natural biotopes and how to recreate them in the aquarium. Using clear text, location views and photographs of the ingredients and the finished results, the book explains how to put together aquarium displays that reflect twelve different natural environments, ranging from a mountain stream to a mangrove swamp. Each chapter also presents a selection of fishes suitable for that aquarium. The book provides practical guidance on all aspects of aquascaping, from choosing substrates, rocks and wood to selecting and positioning aquarium plants.
Table of contents
Introduction. The path of a river. Making a biotope aquarium. Aquascaping. A mountain stream. A Central American stream. A Central American river. An Australian river. A European river. A flooded forest. An Amazon acid pool. A Southeast Asian swamp. Lake Malawi. A darkened cave. A brackish estuary. A mangrove swamp. Index and credits.