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Title:
Your first aquarium
Author:
Hemdal, Jay F., 1959-
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Publication Information:
Neptune City, NJ : T.F.H. Publications, [2014]
Physical Description:
111 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
An introduction to aquariums -- A place to stay:aquariums and equipment -- First inhabitants:hardy fish choices -- Ready, set, go! getting your first fish -- Maintaining your aquarium -- So many choices! species that are a bit more challenging -- Advancing in the hobby.
ISBN:
9780793837991
Format :
Book

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Elma Library SF457.3 .H463 2014 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
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Summary

This book simplifies the setup of a freshwater aquarium so that first-time aquarium keepers can succeed right from the start. Find out the items necessary to maintain an attractive and thriving aquarium, from equipment and d#65533;cor to the best food choices for your aquatic pets. This book guides the novice through all the stages of fish-keeping, from selecting the tank to testing the water to scraping off the algae--and every step is explained fully but simply. Included is a guide to the best fishes for the beginner, as well as discussion on which ones are best avoided.


Table of Contents

Chapter 1 An Introduction to Aquariumsp. 4
What Is an Aquarium?
Why Aquariums as a Hobby?
Aquariums Past, Present, and Future
Basic Aquarium Science: Chemistry
Basic Aquarium Science: Biology
Putting Everything Together
Chapter 2 A Place to Stay: Aquariums and Equipmentp. 24
Tank Selection and Placement
Filtration
Aeration
Lighting
Heating
Additional Equipment
Decorations
Step-by-Step Installation Instructions
Chapter 3 First Inhabitants: Hardy Fish Choicesp. 40
Angelfish
Barbs
Bettas
Gouramis
Cory Catfish
Suckermouth Catfish
Danios
Goldfish
Guppies
Platies
Swordtails
Loaches
Rainbowfish
Rasboras
Sharks
Tetras
Chapter 4 Ready, Set, Go! Getting Your First Fishp. 50
Planning Your Collection
How Many Fish of What Size?
Selecting Individual Fish
Acclimation
Quarantine
Observing Your Fish
Chapter 5 Maintaining Your Aquariump. 62
Feeding and Nutrition
Disease Control
Aquarium and Equipment Maintenance
Aquarium Safety
Chapter 6 So Many Choices: Species That Are a Bit More Challengingp. 82
Cichlids
Native Fishes
Aggressive Fishes
Oddballs
Amphibians
Invertebrates
Fishes to Avoid
Chapter 7 Advancing in the Hobbyp. 94
Breeding Fishes
Brackish-Water Aquariums
Marine Aquariums
Careers Working in Aquariums
Glossaryp. 104
Resourcesp. 106
Indexp. 107

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