Aquariums for dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Aug 5, 1999 - Pets - 328 pages
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Keeping an aquarium ads beauty and grace to your life. That elegant little world in a glass box can be your respite from the cares of the day and even can lower your blood pressure. It can be a great outlet for your artistic impulses, and educational for your kids. And when it comes to pets, you can’t go wrong with fish. They eat little, require minimal space, and need no training. They never stray, bay at the moon, or leave surprises on your lawn. They’re not prone to rude sniffing, and they won’t chase your letter carrier. And fish never get hairballs or scratch your furniture.

Aquariums For Dummies answers all your fishy questions about keeping an aquarium and makes it easy to get into the swim of things with your own freshwater, brackish, or marine aquarium. You’ll discover how to

    li>Chose the right aquarium for yo
  • Select the best fis
  • Create and maintain a healthy aquariu
  • Locate good deals on equipmen
  • Design a dazzling underwater environmen

With humor and without a lot of jargon, expert Maddy and Mic Hargrove cover all the bases. They give you step-by-step instructions on how to select equipment and set up your aquarium. And they explore an array of important and fun topics, including

    li>Tanks, water sources, substrates and decorations, and water testin
  • Live plants for freshwater and brackish aquariums and invertebrates for marine aquarium
  • Fish anatomy and physiology—includes a guide to dozens of freshwater coldwater, tropical marine, and brackish fis
  • Choosing a quality dealer and developing a good relationship with the
  • Deciding what the right species for you and selecting fis
  • Fish diet and nutritio
  • Diagnosing and treating diseases in fis
  • Breeding fish for fun and profi

A fun and easy guide to creating and maintaining a beautiful aquarium, Aquariums For Dummies is your entrée to the fascinating and rewarding world of tropical fishkeeping

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Contents

Finding a Good Location
5
The Tank and Stand
11
The Tank and Stand
21
Copyright

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About the author (1999)

Maddy Hargrove writes regularly for every major fishkeeping magazine, including Marine Monthly. Mic Hargrove, an expert technical advisor on aquarium equipment and water chemistry, writes for tropical fish magazines.

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