Saltwater Aquariums For Dummies

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Wiley, Mar 1, 2002 - Pets - 336 pages
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The world of saltwater fish is both fascinating and fun. They come in a variety of different colors and sizes, and make for terrific pets. But you’ve probably been told that saltwater aquariums are complicated, need constant attention, and cost a lot. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. With today’s technologies and Saltwater Aquariums For Dummies, a saltwater aquarium can easily be mastered by anyone.

Whether you know little or nothing about aquariums, filtration, fish, and invertebrates or just want to switch from collecting freshwater fish to saltwater fish, Saltwater Aquariums For Dummies has what you need to get started in this new world.

Saltwater Aquariums For Dummies is a fun reference book that walks you through the entire aquarium process, from selecting the proper equipment to choosing the right fish. You’ll quickly move from having no aquarium at all to selecting one and setting it up. Once you’re aquarium is rea dy for fish, you’ll discover the basics of fish biology and select the right tank inhabitants for your aquarium. To help keep your aquarium clean and your fish happy, Saltwater Aquariums For Dummies also covers important elements that may affect your tanks life-sustaining ability. You’ll also discover how to:

  • Choose the proper location for your aquarium
  • Figure out what type of filter you need
  • Set the right water temperature in your tank
  • Properly light your tank
  • Pick the right accessories—rock, coral, plants, and ornaments
  • Find the right mix of fish
  • Check your salt level
  • Understand the nitrogen cycle in saltwater aquariums

With clear and easy step-by-step instructions on setting up your tank, maintaining proper water conditions, and feeding your saltwater fish, Saltwater Aquariums For Dummies can help you create a well-equipped aquatic ecosystem in your home in no time.

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Perfect to learn more about saltwater fish. Read full review

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Ive had fresh water tanks before but never a Saltwater one. This book helped me with any question you could ever have. Read full review



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Gregory Skomal is an experienced aquarist and Marine Fisheries Biologist at Martha's Vineyard Fisheries, Department of Game, Massachusetts.

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