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.
Includes topics such as: how to set up an aquarium; where to place an aquarium; pumps; water setup; adding your fish; solving water problems; vacation care; choosing your fish; community aquariums; 11 fish diseases; treating your fish; aquarium maintenance; routine schedule.
For beginning aquatic fancier looking to start out right with fish, Freshwater Aquariums by David Alderton is the ideal primer. A vertebrate that breathe primarily by means of gills and swim by means of fins is the author’s lead-in to the first chapter called “What are Fish?” Alderton builds the reader’s confidence by providing solid information about what fish are anatomically speaking, how they evolved, how they breathe, how they move, where they live, and how they behave. The new fancier’s aquarium begins in chapter two with instructions on setting up the tank, including selecting the right size, figuring out how many fish, setting the tank, equipment, substrate, heating, lighting, filtrations, plants, water chemistry, assembly, and more. Choosing the freshwater fishes that appeal to the reader is the subject of “Introducing the Categories of Fish,” which schools readers in seven categories: Cyprinids (e.g., goldfish, minnows, and barbs), Characins (e.g., tetras), Cichlids (e.g., oscars, angelfish, and discus), Anabantoids (gouramis, bettas/Siamese fighting fish, and paradise fish), Toothcarps (guppies, swordtails, platies, black mollies, and killifish), Catfish, and others (loaches and Chinese algae eaters). The purchasing, maintenance, and feeding of fish are described in considerable details, and the author gives a basic overview of breeding and keeping fish healthy as well. Resources, glossary, and index conclude the book.
Author: Maddy Hargrove
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-03-03
Covers the latest aquarium gadgets Design a dazzling underwater environment with this bestselling guide! Setting up your first freshwater aquarium can be a daunting task. This friendly guide answers all your questions, from setting up your tank and selecting fish to the water, chemicals, plants, and much more. There's also expanded guidance on combining different species of fish, maintaining a tank, cleaning gravel, and dealing with common problems such as algae. Discover how to * Choose the right aquarium * Select the best fish * Get good deals on equipment * Maintain a clean, healthy environment * Handle tank pitfalls * Breed your fish
Author: Brian Russell
Release Date: 2016-09-24
Reef Aquarium The Complete Guide For Beginners! - Learn How To Setup And Maintain Your Saltwater Reef Aquaruim! Reef aquariums are a unique way to add some color and life to your home or office-and you might be surprised to learn you can set one up in a few easy steps, and that they require very little maintenance once they're up and running. Like cultivating a bonsai, creating a reef tank is a test of your patience as much as your skill. It often takes up to a year for your tank to reach its full potential. Along the way, you can enjoy watching your coral and fish grow into the impressive displays possible in a well-balanced reef aquarium. Here is a preview of what you'll learn: Buying the right equipment for your tank How to cure the live rock to give your tank a vibrant ecosystem Which corals, fish, and invertebrates are best for a reef tank Steps for acclimating animals to your environment (and introducing new fish down the line) Maintaining your reef tank once you've got it up and running
Author: Vincent B. Hargreaves
Publisher: Thunder Bay Press (CA)
Release Date: 2007
The vivid colors and abundant life found under the water's surface is breathtaking. For years, people have struggled to recreate this magnificent environment in exotic home aquariums. Now with today's technology and scientific understanding, creating a thriving freshwater aquarium is easier than ever. In The Complete Book of the Freshwater Aquarium, hundreds of dramatic underwater photographs give you a fish-eye view of hundreds of colorful sea creatures while accessible scientific text explains all about the fragile ecosystem of the underwater life. This book also features a comprehensive guide to setting up your own aquarium, from selecting your equipment and creating the environment, to choosing your fish and invertebrates. Diving into this book is a pleasure, whether you're an advanced aquarist, or a novice just getting into the hobby.
Author: Gregory Skomal
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-02-25
Demystifies 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
Author: David E. Boruchowitz
Publisher: Tfh Publications Incorporated
Release Date: 2001
The key to becoming a dedicated aquarium hobbyist is to succeed with your first aquarium. The Simple Guide to Freshwater Aquariums concentrates on providing you with a complete plan and all the information you need to choose and use the right-for-you aquarium equipment and the right-for-you fish and plants: it wants you to succeed. The information is presented in a completely straightforward text that is easy to read, easy to understand, and very definitely easy to put to good use.
Publisher: Howell Book House
Release Date: 1998-08-11
* Aquarium Set-up and Maintenance * Selecting Fish * Fish Nutrition * Keeping Fish Healthy Owning an aquarium is rewarding and fun! Get all you need to know about setting up a freshwater aquarium, choosing the right fish for you and keeping your fish in the best of health in The Essential Freshwater Aquarium. Special features include professional color photos and expert tips on how to maintain a vital environment for your fish. Learn how to have an aquarium that the whole family will enjoy with The Essential Freshwater Aquarium.
A practical handbook on setting up a tropical aquarium, which explains how to select the type of fish desired and how to maintain a healthy tank environment. The second half of the book looks at the eight major fish groups and their requirements.
Author: Mary Bailey
Publisher: Howell Book House
Release Date: 2000-04-03
In a straightforward, accessible format, this book introduces the hobby of tropical fishkeeping, outlining what is required in order to set up the correct environment, and what varieties of tropical fishes will thrive in an aquarium. Detailed information on choosing equipment, setting up a tank, plant selection, and water chemistry is included. You also get comprehensive coverage of how to feed your fish and how to maintain their tank. With special sections devoted to signs and symptoms of disease and first-aid treatments, as well as breeding tropical fish, this book has everything for the beginning hobbyist and the more experienced fishkeeper.