The Complete Guide to Freshwater and Saltwater Aquariums

Book - 2005
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Presents tips for tropical freshwater fish owners, including information on aquariums, water management, aquarium plants, aquascaping, feeding, compatibility, maintenance, healthcare, and heating and lighting.

Firefly Books Ltd

A detailed and comprehensive guide.

Freshwater and saltwater fishkeeping are challenging and tremendously rewarding hobbies.

Aquariums is a big book that covers every aspect a fishkeeper needs to know. Step-by-step technical instructions are illustrated with hundreds of color diagrams as well as hundreds of color photographs of fish in their natural habitats.

The book features:

  • Choosing equipment
  • Preparing the water and setting up the aquarium
  • Saltwater and freshwater requirements
  • Types of fish and their families
  • Freshwater fish directory
  • Saltwater fish directory
  • Fish reproduction
  • Plants for the aquarium

Balance is the key to the successful aquarium, and Aquariums suggests fish mixes in combination with appropriate plants. Quite often, an aquarium will be thrown out of balance with the introduction of improperly prepared rocks and wood decorations. Simple instructions are offered for the preparation of such decorative objects for the aquarium.

Packed with practical advice and useful tips, Aquariums shows how to set up a fish tank of stunning beauty.

Well illustrated and with step-by-step instructions, this book covers every aspect setting up either a fresh or saltwater aquarium including: equipment, preparation and requirements, types of fish, directories of fish, plants and more.

Book News
Illustrated throughout with brilliant color photographs, this guide for fishkeepers of all experience levels explains how to set up and maintain a freshwater or saltwater tropical fish tank. Particular attention is paid to the compatibility of various fish species and the selection of appropriate plants. The authors (a marine biologist and a photographer) also offer tank decorating ideas and discuss breeding techniques for freshwater fish. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Buffalo : Firefly Books, 2005
Description: 281, [2] p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
ISBN: 9781554070855
Branch Call Number: 639.34 Mai
Additional Contributors: Piednoir, Christian.


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i might be getting guppies im very excited cuz this is my first pet i want to make there home like there normal habitat would be so they dont feel like there not at home. i want to know how to build them a small aquarium so they feel at home hey who said fish dont have feelings!? POPPY COCK! hope this book will do the trick =3

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