In this colorful Garden Ponds Made Easy title, authors Dennis Kelsey-Wood and Tom Barthell have provided an essential guide for first-time pond enthusiasts. The authors outline all of the considerations for starting out with a new pond, including determining the site, style, size of the pond, and deciding on the construction of the pond (whether preformed, concrete, or fiberglass). Garden Ponds offers a chapter on water which discusses water chemistry factors, volume of the pond, and pond surface. Other important factors involve the aeration, filtration, drainage, and maintenance of a clean (algae-free) pond. Special features, including waterfalls, fountains, and watercourses, electricity, and landscaping are addressed in detail, all accompanied by color photographs and drawings. A chapter on pond construction details every step of the project from creating a blueprint to securing the foundation. The infinite choices involved with stocking the pond with fish and plants can be overwhelming for the first-time pond owner, and the authors give excellent advice about making smart choices for a harmonious, beautiful garden pond. A special chapter on seasonal pond care gives the pond keeper recommendations for maintaining the pond all year long. Resources and glossary included.
Author: Carlo DeVito
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2000-07-01
Tropical fish are beautiful to look at, fascinating to collect, and totally relaxing to watch. And there are no simpler pets to own. For the hobbyist or novice pet owner, The Everything Tropical Fish book offers a complete resource for caring for freshwater and saltwater fish, whether you’re starting with your first goldfish bowl or assembling aquarium tanks full of different kinds of fish. Inside, you’ll learn how to find and purchase the fish you want, and how to keep your new finned friends happy. From setting up the aquarium with the proper filters to outfitting the tank with the proper balance of plants and chemicals, The Everything Tropical Fish Book answers all your fish-friendly questions! Learn how to: Buy the proper equipment to set up your own fresh or saltwater aquariums Collect tropical fish—which are the most popular and why Keep your pets healthy—with proper food, water quality, and temperature Build beautiful outdoor ponds and water gardens for goldfish and koi And much, much more!
Author: Jeff Wuorio
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2010-06-15
How to Buy & Sell (Just About) Everything The Ultimate Buyer's Guide for Daily Life Don't make another purchase before you buy this ultimate buyer's guide. With more than 550 how-to solutions, these pages are packed with savvy strategies for choosing and locating (and unloading and liquidating) both everyday items and once-in-a-lifetime splurges, with special emphasis on how to find bargains and broker great deals. The clear and friendly information in How To Buy & Sell (Just About) Everything makes any buying or selling decision easy, from selecting baby gear to saving for college, from hawking lemonade to selling your company. Browse these pages to discover how to: Buy a House • Sell a Car • Buy Happiness • Sell Your Old Computer • Buy Mutual Funds • Hire a Butler • Choose a Diamond Ring • Purchase a Tent • Get Breast Implants • Negotiate a Better Credit Card Rate • Buy a Hot Dog Stand • Sell Your Baseball Collection • Outfit a Nursery • Book a Cheap Safari...and much, much more Written and designed in the same easy-to-use format as its predecesors, How To Do (Just About) Everything and How to Fix (Just About) Everything, this invaluable collection includes concise instructions, helpful tips and comparison charts -- everything you need to understand product features, prevent problems and guarantee smart purchasing decisions. This is the only book you need to make the most of your money.
From Cyprinids to Blennies and Koi, a new edition of this complete owner's manual for keeping all types of fish Get the lowdown on keeping fish with this comprehensive guide for fish lovers. You'll find everything you need to know on marine varieties to freshwater, tropical to coldwater, whether you keep them in indoor aquariums or outdoor ponds. Identify your fish with a directory containing over 800 of the world's most popular. Discover everything about them: from what they look like and how big they'll grow, to what food they eat and whether they integrate with others. There's expert advice on looking after your fish: from keeping and feeding to healthcare and how to breed. Plus, find directories of companion plants, pond and marine life to help you create the right environment.
The Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Latin and Greek texts. This comprehensive eBook presents the complete works of the great historian Thucydides, with beautiful illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Thucydides’ life and works * Features Benjamin Jowett’s scholarly translation and the original Greek text * Concise introduction to the text * Excellent formatting of the texts * Easily locate the sections you want to read with individual contents tables * Includes a special Dual Text feature, with paragraph by paragraph access to the Greek and English translation – ideal for students of Classical Greek * Also includes Xenophon’s seven book continuation: HELLENICA, allowing you to finish reading Thucydides’ unfinished work * Features two bonus biographies – discover Thucydides’ ancient world * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please note: some EReader software programs cannot display Greek characters correctly, however they do display correctly on EReader devices. CONTENTS: The Translations THE HISTORY OF THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR XENOPHON’S HELLENICA The Greek Text PRONOUNCING ANCIENT GREEK CONTENTS OF GREEK TEXT Dual Text DUAL GREEK AND ENGLISH TEXT The Biographies INTRODUCTION TO THUCYDIDES by Charles Forster Smith THUCYDIDES by T. W. Lumb
Author: R. D. Bartlett
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-05-04
Known throughout the world for its beauty and personality, koi is one of the most carefully bred fish species around. Raising koi is especially time-consuming and requires more than just sprinkling little flakes in the fish bowl. But thankfully, you don’t have to be an expert to maintain your own koi pond. Koi For Dummies shows you how easy and fun it can be to own and care for these delicate fish. Whether building a pond or aquarium for the indoors or outdoors, this easy-to-understand guide explores all of your options. Clear, concise advice helps you: Appreciate your koi’s beauty Build, design, and maintain your koi pond or aquarium Find and select koi and the proper supplies Keep your koi happy and healthy Treat your koi for parasites, bacterial infections, and viruses Breed and care for baby koi Show off your koi to other koi enthusiasts
A complete and authoritative illustrated guide to caring for koi for optimum health and beauty. Keeping koi is one of the pinnacles of the art of fish keeping. The magnificent and often expensive fish have inspired a fanatical following, with collectors prepared to devote a lot of time and resources to creating a flourishing koi pond. One of the top priorities for koi keepers is coping with fish that become ill. Left untreated, many fish suffer and die. In Manual of Koi Health, two internationally recognized koi professionals give practical advice on how to create a healthy environment for koi and how to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases. The book is divided into four parts: Part one addresses the all-important subject of disease prevention, which includes creating the optimal environment. A checklist outlines regular maintenance tasks to ensure water quality. Part two covers the "essential skills" of koi keeping, including anatomy, biology and handling koi. Part three is a comprehensive A-to-Z guide that covers diagnosis and treatment of commonly encountered koi disease. Part four describes various methods to administer treatment to koi, such as medicinal baths and dips. Manual of Koi Health is written specifically for koi keepers, whether they are novices with a single pond or serious koi enthusiasts deeply involved in breeding or exhibiting. The book is profusely illustrated with color photographs and illustrations that highlight the expert text, and step-by-step instructions provide easy-to-follow directions for a wide range of procedures. It is a vital reference for every koi keeper.