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The Perfect Aquarium: The Complete Guide to Setting Up and Maintaining an Aquarium

The Perfect Aquarium: The Complete Guide to Setting Up and Maintaining an Aquarium

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By (author) Jeremy Gay

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  • Publisher: Hamlyn
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 163mm x 229mm x 17mm | 635g
  • Publication date: 15 October 2005
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0600612163
  • ISBN 13: 9780600612162
  • Illustrations note: 50 illustrations, 200photos
  • Sales rank: 164,830

Product description

Everything the first time fish-keeper needs to know to set up a tank. Clear, easy-to-follow instructions help you create and develop your aquarium - whether it's coldwater, tropical or marine. Charts and tables show how to deal with ailments and diseases, and there's a guide to the most common fish. There are profiles of over 100 tropical, marine and coldwater fish, as well as plants and invertebrates.

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Jeremy Gay is aquarium consultant to Practical Fishkeeping - Britain's biggest-selling tropical fish magazine.

Table of contents

Introduction 6; 1 What type of aquarium do you want? 8; Coldwater, tropical or marine?; styles of aquarium; cost implications; the demands on your time; conservation and care; your duty; 2 Choosing and locating the tank 22; Aquarium size; aquarium designs; tank construction; aquarium furniture; positioning the aquarium; 3 Equipment 32; Filtration; aeration; heating; lighting; 4 Aquarium Decoration 50; Materials; plants; aquascaping; 5 Setting up your first aquarium 80; Safety issues; water preparation; tank set ups, step by step; tank maturation; 6 Water Quality 100; Water testing; the nitrogen cycle; new tank syndrome; 7 Choosing the fish 114; Fish adaptations; compatibility; buying fish; freshwater fish profiles; introducing fish; 8 Basic fish care 162; Feeding; cleaning regimes; equipment maintenance; problem solving; 9 Health Care 176; Fish anatomy; what makes a healthy fish; disease diagnosis; treating sick fish; quarantining; 10 Breeding 188; Fish reproduction; seperating fish; fry rearing; 11 Marine fish care 198; Marine basics; marine equipment; marine decor; salt mixing; tank set ups; livestock profiles; Index.