Bring Me Home! Saltwater Aquariums Make a Great Hobby

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Wiley, Apr 20, 2006 - Pets - 256 pages
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.

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About the author (2006)

John H. Tullock holds a master’s degree in zoology.  From 1987 to 1995, he operated a retail and mail-order aquarium business featuring saltwater fish, invertebrates and everything necessary to maintain them in the home.  He is the founder of the American Marinelife Dealer Association and served on the steering committee that created the Marine Aquarium Council. He is the author of eight previous aquarium books, including Natural Reef Aquariums (TFH) and Your First Marine Aquarium (Barron’s).

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