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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 décor 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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