Starting a marine aquarium is an fairly complex undertaking for ambitious aquarium hobbyists. This book's author discusses many aspects of marine aquarium maintenance and presents clear instructions on creating the correct water chemistry and environment in which saltwater animals can flourish. This book is a title in Barron's extensive line of " Complete Pet Owner's Manuals ." Heavily illustrated with color photos and instructive line art, these books present information on housing, feeding, health care, the title animal's traits--and where applicable, on grooming, training, and breeding. Each book is individually written by a trainer, breeder, veterinarian, or other animal specialist. The titles cover virtually all animals that are kept as pets, and include a wide selection of dog and cat breeds, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians, small mammals, and even some insects and arachnids.