Freshwater Aquariums For Dummies

Freshwater Aquariums For Dummies

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by Maddy Hargrove, Mic Hargrove
     
 

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Covers the latest aquarium gadgets


Design a dazzling underwater environment with this bestselling guide!

Setting up your first freshwater aquarium can be a daunting task. This friendly guide answers all your questions, from setting up your tank and selecting fish to the water, chemicals, plants, and much more. There's also expanded guidance on…  See more details below

Overview

Covers the latest aquarium gadgets


Design a dazzling underwater environment with this bestselling guide!

Setting up your first freshwater aquarium can be a daunting task. This friendly guide answers all your questions, from setting up your tank and selecting fish to the water, chemicals, plants, and much more. There's also expanded guidance on combining different species of fish, maintaining a tank, cleaning gravel, and dealing with common problems such as algae.

Discover how to
* Choose the right aquarium
* Select the best fish
* Get good deals on equipment
* Maintain a clean, healthy environment
* Handle tank pitfalls
* Breed your fish

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118050972
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/03/2011
Series:
For Dummies Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
307,843
File size:
15 MB
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Meet the Author

Maddy and Mic Hargrove are both contributing writers for many aquatic magazines, including Tropical Fish Hobbyist and Aquarium Fish magazine, and are also the authors of several aquarium books. They have both been in the writing industry for over 30 years.
Maddy’s interest in fish began when she was five years old. She often dreamed of keeping fish at home as she watched the local fishermen bring in their daily catch in her hometown. She began keeping aquariums at age seven and began breeding fish at age ten. She built her aquarium collection by selling and trading her newborn fry to local aquarium stores in exchange for aquariums and equipment as she was growing up.
Her passion for aquarium fish continued on after she finished her college degree in journalism and began writing aquarium-keeping articles for print and online aquatic magazines. Eventually, she wrote several aquarium columns and began writing fishkeeping books to help other hobbyists enjoy keeping aquariums at home as much as she did. Her love of fish has also appeared in her greeting cards, cartoons, and other artwork.

Mic has kept aquarium fish for almost 30 years. He was one of the first sailors to develop a tank system that could keep aquarium fish alive onboard Navy vessels. His love of fish began when he saw many different species, aquatic traditions, and other hobbyists while on his worldwide military travels.
Both authors enjoy breeding fish, traveling, scuba diving, cooking and creating exciting new recipes, collecting old records, and computer games.

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Freshwater Aquariums For Dummies 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Kay_Raisy More than 1 year ago
I picked this book up when a few of my fish died in a short time and I was looking for an answer as to why they died. What was I doing wrong? This book was chock full of information and as I read I noted many things I wished I had known BEFORE I even set up my tank! It goes into great detail (in easy to understand language) about setting up various tank systems, checking the water, using chemicals, explaining the nitrogen cycle, fish diseases and treatments, and general care and maintenance of the tank. I would recommend this book to anyone who is thinking about getting started or simply wants to stop killing fish. I just found it annoying that there were so many typos starting on the first page of Chapter 1. I understand they are fish experts but that is why we have editors right?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just bought a 29 gallon fish tank. Then I read this book. It's a great book for beginers. But I recomended to read it before you go out and buy anything. This is a great book full of advise and you get to learn a lot and be prepare for when you go to buy your tank and fishes. It covers everything you need to know. Lots of information.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lots of great information, but difficult to find and manuver to in my Nook. The chapter titles were long and consequently could not be read in the table of contents - on my Nook - which is where I buy most of my books lately
veritates More than 1 year ago
Great resource for aquarium owners who don't "know it all" yet. It's provides great depth and easy to understand information.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bible rocks! Ok about this book not a lot of pics but it is good. There is diagrams and color pics end
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sockanator More than 1 year ago
Easy to understand and strait forward.
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mickeyrae43 More than 1 year ago
I placed my order on 7/9/11 and recieved the book on 7/15/11... I am pleased with the condition of the book... I did expect the book to be a little worn since it is a used book.... it has all of the pages and I am satisfied with my purchase and would buy from this seller again.
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