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Title:
Creating a natural aquarium
Author:
Hiscock, Peter.
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Publication Information:
New York : Howell Book House, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
141 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780764561412
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The allure of the natural aquarium is that it is both a spectacularly beautiful and all-natural environment - the ideal backdrop for an aquarium of colorful fish . The plants and accessories needed to create a natural aquarium are more abundant than ever, giving aquarium hobbyists may more choices.

This book explores the full range of natural aquarium possibilities, and with its abundance of full-color photos and drawings makes setting up and lm maintaining the design of choice as simple(and successful) as possible.


Author Notes

The author Inspired and encouraged by his parents, both accomplished marine biologists, Peter Hiscock began keeping fish and aquariums as a child. He was appointed manager of a retail aquatics outlet at just 17 years of age and went on to complete aquatic studies at Sparsholt College in Hampshire, UK. He entered publishing with contributions to the aquatic press. His main interests include fish behaviour and the interaction of fish with their environment, as well as aquascaping and the natural habitats of aquarium species.


Table of Contents

Introduction
The path of a river
Making a biotope aquarium
Aquascaping
A mountain stream
A Central American stream
A Central American river
An Australian river
A European river
A flooded forest
An Amazon acid pool
A Southeast Asian swamp
Lake Malawi
A darkened cave
A brackish estuary
A mangrove swamp
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