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    DescriptionDemystifies aquarium setup and maintenance Combine and care for a wide variety of marine fish and invertebrates Dive into the colorful world of saltwater fish! This fun, friendly guide gives you easy step-by-step instructions for choosing and caring for these amazing animals. You get the latest on feeding, tank upkeep, filtering systems, maintaining live rock, and preventing algae build-up, as well as what not to include in your aquarium. Discover how to* Choose the best fish and equipment* Get your tank up and running* Maintain proper water conditions* Keep your fish happy and healthy* Avoid tank pitfalls* Keep a brackish aquarium


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    Title
    Saltwater Aquariums For Dummies
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gregory Skomal
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 360
    Width: 185 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 522 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780470068052
    ISBN 10: 0470068051
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    BIC E4L: PET
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC classification: QL
    B&T General Subject: 600
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24280
    Ingram Subject Code: PT
    Libri: I-PT
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: WNGF
    BISAC V2.8: NAT012000
    B&T Approval Code: A63702540
    DC22: 639.32, 639.342
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A63180000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: PET005000
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Publisher
    John Wiley and Sons Ltd
    Imprint name
    John Wiley & Sons Ltd
    Publication date
    03 January 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Chichester
    Author Information
    Dr. Gregory Skomal is an accomplished marine biologist, underwater explorer, photographer, aquarist, and author. He has been a fisheries biologist with the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries since 1987 and currently heads up the Massachusetts Shark Research Program. Greg holds a master's degree in marine biology from the University of Rhode Island and a PhD from the Boston University Marine Program in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. His research has spanned multiple fish habitats around the globe, taking him from the frigid waters of the Arctic Circle to coral reefs in the tropical Central Pacific. He has written numerous scientific research papers and has appeared in a number of film and television documentaries, including programs for the National Geographic Channel, Discovery Channel, ESPN, and CBS. Although his research passion for the last 23 years has been sharks, he has been an avid aquarist for more than 30 years and has written nine books on aquarium keeping. His home and laboratory are on the island of Martha's Vineyard off the coast of Massachusetts.
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    Demystifies aquarium setup and maintenance Combine and care for a wide variety of marine fish and invertebratesDive into the colorful world of saltwater fish! This fun, friendly guide gives you easy step-by-step instructions for choosing and caring for these amazing animals. You get the latest on feeding, tank upkeep, filtering systems, maintaining live rock, and preventing algae build-up, as well as what not to include in your aquarium.Discover how toChoose the best fish and equipmentGet your tank up and runningMaintain proper water conditionsKeep your fish happy and healthyAvoid tank pitfallsKeep a brackish aquarium
    Table of contents
    Introduction. Part I: Getting to Know Your Fish and Invertebrates. Chapter 1: Your First Salty Steps. Chapter 2: Some Things Fishy. Chapter 3: Choosing the Best Fish for You. Chapter 4: About Invertebrates. Chapter 5: From the Dealer to Your Home. Part II: Setting Up Your Aquarium. Chapter 6: Choosing the Best Aquarium. Chapter 7: Figuring Out Filters. Chapter 8: Heating and Lighting Your Aquarium. Chapter 9: Fishy Furnishings and Finishing Touches. Chapter 10: Partial to Salt: The Brackish Aquarium. Chapter 11: Getting Your Aquarium Up and Running. Part III: Taking Proper Care of Your Aquarium. Chapter 12: The Nitrogen Cycle. Chapter 13: More Chemistry: Salt, Acidity, and Gases. Chapter 14: All About Algae. Chapter 15: Keeping Your Aquarium Clean. Part IV: Taking Proper Care of Your Fish. Chapter 16: Feeding Your Fish. Chapter 17: Preventing Stress. Chapter 18: Diseases and Treatments. Chapter 19: Observing Your Fish. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 20: Ten Fish to Avoid. Chapter 21: Ten Invertebrates to Avoid. Chapter 22: Five Simple Metric Conversions. Chapter 23: Ten Great Public Saltwater Aquariums. Part VI: Appendixes. Appendix A: Resources. Appendix B: Glossary. Index.