Aquariums for Dummies

Aquariums for Dummies

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"Get this book. Your fish will thank you!" Robert Rice, President, National Fish Conservancy Step-by-step instructions help you set up your aquarium The fun and easy guide to creating and maintaining a beautiful aquarium Setting up your first aquarium can be a daunting task. Not only do you need to choose the right fish, but you also have to maintain the right environment for them to flourish. This friendly guide answers all your "fishy" questions and makes it easy to get into the swim of things! Discover how to: Choose the right aquarium for you Select the best fish Create and maintain a healthy aquarium Locate good deals on equipment Design a dazzling underwater environment The Dummies Way Explanations in plain English "Get in, get out" information Icons and other navigational aids Tear-out cheat sheet Top ten lists A dash of humor and fun Get smart! www Register to win cool prizes Attention pet owners! Get free Dummies Daily e-mail newsletters Sign up for tips on dogs, cats, or birds Keep your pet healthy and contentthe Dummies Way
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Product details

  • Paperback | 328 pages
  • 188.5 x 235.5 x 22.4mm | 576.07g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations (some col.)
  • 0764551566
  • 9780764551567

Table of contents

Introduction. PART I: Aquarium Setup. Chapter 1: The Practice of Aquarium Keeping. Chapter 2: Finding a Good Location. Chapter 3: The Tank and Stand. Chapter 4: Substrates and Decorations. Chapter 5: The Equipment (And Other Technical Stuff). Chapter 6: Water Sources (All Water Is Not Created Equal). Chapter 7: Those Crazy Chemicals. Chapter 8: The Nitrogen Cycle and Water Testing. Chapter 9: Putting It All Together. PART II: Plants and Invertebrates. Chapter 10: Live Plants for Freshwater and Brackish Aquariums. Chapter 11: Invertebrates for the Marine Aquarium. PART III: The Fish. Chapter 12: Fish Anatomy. Chapter 13: Species Guide. Chapter 14: Purchasing Your Fish. PART IV: Caring for Your Aquatic Friends. Chapter 15: Diet and Nutrition for Your Wet Pets. Chapter 16: Diseases and Treatments. PART V: Breeding Your Fish for Fun and Profit. Chapter 17: The Breeding Room. Chapter 18: Lets Spawn! PART VI: Fun Stuff. Chapter 19: Recording Data and Photography Methods. Chapter 20: Fish Shows. PART VII: The Part of Tens. Chapter 21: Ten Cool Aquarium Gadgets (For Work and Play). Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Kill Your Fish without Even Trying. Chapter 23: Nine Horrible Fish That You Never Want to Own. Chapter 24: Ten Scientific Fish Laws. Chapter 25: Ten Aquatic New Years Resolutions. Chapter 26: More Than Ten Resources. Appendix: Tank Figures and Facts. Index.
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About Maddy Hargrove

Maddy Hargrove writes regularly for every major fishkeeping magazine, including Marine Monthly. Mic Hargrove, an expert technical advisor on aquarium equipment and water chemistry, writes for tropical fish magazines.
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