Your First Marine Aquarium

Author: John H. Tullock
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 0764104470
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Pets

Directions for setting up an aquarium and facts about various kinds of fish that can be put into it.

Bring Me Home Saltwater Aquariums Make a Great Hobby

Author: John H. Tullock
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471783730
Release Date: 2006-04-20
Genre: Pets

THE BOOK TO BRING HOME BEFORE YOU BRING HOME A SALTWATER AQUARIUM! This book is a great way to test the waters before you take the plunge. Saltwater aquariums are intriguing, mesmerizing, and relaxing. However, they do require a commitment of time and money. Are you up for the challenge? With this practical, hands-on guide, you'll know what to expect. You'll have information on choosing the aquarium, equipment, and fish; proper setup and maintenance; and more. Information and interactive features include: WORKSHEETS that help you make informed decisions QUESTIONS to help you determine if your family is ready for a saltwater aquarium CHARTS showing the time and money required for setting up and maintaining a 30-gallon tank or larger unit CHECKLISTS covering how to properly locate the aquarium, supplies needed, and more AIDS for creating a timetable and a stocking plan MAINTENANCE CHARTS to keep you organized RESOURCES to keep in a notebook with your maintenance logs, fish purchasing records, and more Bring Me Home! Saltwater Aquariums Make a Great Hobby covers feeding fish and invertebrates, common mistakes and how to avoid them, creating a reef habitat, and more. It's a reference you'll rely on again and again if you decide to dive into this rewarding hobby.

Saltwater Aquariums For Dummies

Author: Gregory Skomal
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118051023
Release Date: 2011-02-25
Genre: Pets

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

Saltwater Fish and Reef Tanks

Author: Zechariah Blanchard
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1499203160
Release Date: 2014-04-18
Genre: Pets

This book is a good source of information for new and experienced saltwater aquarium owners.

Natural Reef Aquariums

Author: John H. Tullock
Publisher: TFH Publications
ISBN: UCSD:31822033837394
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Pets

One of the most biologically rich environments on Earth, the coral reef dazzles our senses with its colors, shapes, and species diversity. Recreating living reefs in miniature is a burgeoning avocation for serious home aquarium keepers, and John Tullock here offers a new, radically simple approach to producing beautiful captive microcosms. Using live rock and live coral sand as part of a natural filtration system, the home aquarist can now mimic habitats such as a Florida Keys Lagoon, a Caribbean Turtle Grass Flat, an Indo-Pacific Deep Cave, or a Red Sea Patch Reef. With more than 200 color photographs and illustrations, Natural Reef Aquariums provides inspiration for both beginning and expert marine reef hobbyists.


Author: John H. Tullock
Publisher: *Howell Book House
ISBN: 0471793809
Release Date: 2006-04-17
Genre: Pets

The authoritative information and advice you need, illustrated throughout with full-color photographs--now revised and redesigned to be even more reader-friendly! Known as the "Siamese Fighting Fish," the beautiful Betta, with vivid colors and long fins (in males), has enchanting elegance and grace. Yet Bettas can fight and bite, so it's best to keep just one in a tank. This guide helps you with everything from preparing for your Betta to maintaining an environment where it will thrive. It covers: * Setting up an interesting aquarium * Plants for the Betta tank * Choosing non-aggressive tankmates * Maintaining a healthy tank and healthy fish * Feeding your Betta * Breeding your Betta Keeping a Betta is the perfect introduction to keeping tropical fish, a relaxing, rewarding hobby everyone can enjoy.

Marine Aquariums

Author: Ray Hunziker
Publisher: i5 Publishing
ISBN: 9781620080078
Release Date: 2012-05-15
Genre: Pets

Author Ray Hunziker, longtime editor of Tropical Fish Hobbyist magazine and lifelong fish keeper, is the ideal tutor for aquarists looking to take a dive into the saltwater end of the tank! Marine Aquariums begins with a discussion of seawater and water quality, the most critical part of keeping marine fishes happily swimming (and breathing) in their tank. Hunziker continues with a step-by-step explanation of setting up a marine aquarium, discussing aquarium types, the number of fishes for the size tank selected, siting the tank, stands, substrates, temperature, lighting, filtration and décor. The chapter on stocking and maintaining the tank discussing purchasing healthy, vibrant fish, acclimatizing them to the tank, feeding them, and monitoring the tank on a regular basis. An elaborate chapter on the various types of saltwater fishes available, “Ideal Fish for Your Marine Aquarium, “details and illustrates nearly 70 fishes divided into the following categories: moray eels, squirrelfish and soldierfish, lion fish, groupers, cardinalfish, butterflyfish, angelfish, damselfish, hawkfish, wrasses, jawfish, gobies, surgeonfish, and triggerfish. The final chapter discusses keeping fish healthy, including the signs of illness, treating various ailments, and setting up a quarantine tank for affected fish. Resources, glossary, index included.

Setting Up A Saltwater Aquarium

Author: Gregory Skomal, PhD
Publisher: Howell Book House
ISBN: 0876055293
Release Date: 1997-07-28
Genre: Pets

This is our sixth set of Happy, Healthy Pet titles. These are books pet owners can turn to for the essential information they need to raise a healthy pet. All books contain information on feeding housing grooming health care what to expect from the pet and basic training As our series expands and focuses on different kinds of pets, the emphasis remains on making the pet a companion. In addition, owners of more unusual pets will particularly appreciate the expert advice in these books because professional care for their animals may be difficult to come by. As always, the instruction is from experts: people who know their pet intimately but also remember what it was like to have one for the first time. Happy, Healthy Pet guides are rich with professional quality color photos and are designed to be enjoyable and easy to learn from.

107 Tips for the Marine Reef Aquarium

Author: Albert Ulrich
Publisher: Albert B Ulrich III
ISBN: 9780692457368
Release Date: 2015-04-05
Genre: Pets

HELPFUL TIPS YOU CAN USE RIGHT AWAY Whether you already have a reef aquarium or simply dream of starting one, the 107 tips in this book will save you time and money and give you the confidence to achieve the success you desire. Chapters include: - STARTING OUT - GENERAL ADVICE - SAVE SOME MONEY - SHOPPING - BEST PRACTICES - MAINTENANCE - LIGHTING - SAFETY - DEALING WITH PROBLEMS - TRAVELING - DISEASE AND PARASITES - FEEDING - PICKING LIVESTOCK - DEALING WITH AGGRESSION - CHANGE UP THE LOOK OF YOUR TANK - AQUASCAPE - TAKE BETTER PHOTOS - REFERENCES - WHERE TO GET MORE INFORMATION

Marine Aquarium Keeping

Author: Stephen Spotte
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047159489X
Release Date: 1993-07-30
Genre: Pets

The science and common sense behind creating an inexpensive,flourishing marine aquarium Marine Aquarium Keeping is the firstcomplete, step-by-step handbook to bring scientific perspective andinsight to the practical basics of assembling and successfullymaintaining a conventional marine aquarium. While minimizinggadgetry and underscoring a simple, commonsense regimen of looking,seeing, and understanding, author and marine biologist StephenSpotte offers logical, chapter-by-chapter guidance to every facetof the hobby--from choosing equipment and setting up an aquarium,to selecting healthy animals and maintaining a flourishingunderwater environment. Inside, readers will discover: * How to make a new aquarium suitable for sustaining life * How to select healthy animals from species demonstrating goodcaptive survival * The step-by-step basics of routine maintenance * How to easily meet the nutritional requirements of marineanimals * The key to disease prevention * The use of seawater and artificial seawaters * The living subgravel filter * Aquarium decorations as shelter spaces and as aestheticfeatures * The marine aquarium as a living community An extensive health and disease section offers detailed,easy-to-follow treatment regimens, several unique to this volume,for a variety of common diseases. Current controversies and popularmyths surrounding aquarium keeping, such as the benefits ofsupplemental light and the superiority of plastic filtrants, arealso examined. A wealth of black-and-white and color photographsthat strikingly depict marine animals in their natural habitatbring key facets of the text to life. Indispensable to the amateuraquarist who appreciates both the beauty and science of thisfascinating pastime, this newest edition of the popular classic isthe complete guide to successful, inexpensive marine aquariumkeeping.

The Marine Aquarium Handbook

Author: Martin A. Moe
Publisher: TFH Publications
ISBN: 0982026218
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Pets

The Marine Aquarium Handbook is the bestselling saltwater aquarium book of all time, selling more than 250,000 copies since first published in 1982 and launching aspiring aquarists into the marine aquarium hobby. Out of print since 2006, this indispensable resource is now available in a completely updated and redesigned third edition that includes world-class color photography to help guide the reader through setup of their first marine aquarium and then progresses to reefkeeping and breeding of marine fishes. Written by an acclaimed marine biologist and pioneering fish and invertebrate breeder, the book provides sound advice in a clear, readable, and engaging voice. New content exclusive to this edition includes recent advances in biofiltration and energy-efficient lighting, brand new chapters on marine foods and refugia, greatly expanded coverage of fish species and hardy invertebrate species, and information about those species best suited for breeding. Each featured fish has a species profile, behavior notes, native range, maximum size, and essential feeding and husbandry advice. The Marine Aquarium Handbook covers everything a marine hobbyist needs to know to get started and be successful, including aquarium choices, water chemistry, filtration, biological filtration and live rock, setup and maintenance, fish selection, and identification and treatment of common diseases.

Starting your marine aquarium

Author: David E. Boruchowitz
Publisher: Chelsea House Pub
ISBN: 0791050920
Release Date: 1998-10
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

A guide to establishing a saltwater aquarium explains how to select fish and other inhabitants and set up and maintain the aquariums in which they will make their home.

Freshwater Aquariums For Dummies

Author: Maddy Hargrove
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118050975
Release Date: 2011-03-03
Genre: Pets

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