Saltwater Aquarium Models: Recipes for Creating Beautiful Aquariums That Thrive

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This book is your recipe for saltwater aquarium success. The key is choosing fish, invertebrates, seaweeds, and corals that coexist in harmony. This guide covers the basics of setup, maintenance, and design. It includes more than forty specific recipes for saltwater aquariums, a 16-page color catalog of fish, invertebrate, and coral varieties, and information on more than 100 saltwater fish.

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This book is your recipe for saltwater aquarium success. The key is choosing fish, invertebrates, seaweeds, and corals that coexist in harmony. This guide covers the basics of setup, maintenance, and design. It includes more than forty specific recipes for saltwater aquariums, a 16-page color catalog of fish, invertebrate, and coral varieties, and information on more than 100 saltwater fish.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470044247
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 11/29/2006
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 874,251
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Meet the Author

John Tullock, a lifetime aquarist, owned a retail and mail-order aquarium business for years.He founded the American Marinelife Dealer Association. Tullock has authored twelve books about aquariums, including Bring Me Home: Saltwater Aquariums Make a Great Hobby and Freshwater Aquarium Models (both from Howell Book House). He holds a master's degree in zoology.
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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION.

THE ALLURE OF SALTWATER AQUARIUMS

Hobby versus Passion.

What You Can Find in This Book.

How Saltwater Differs from Freshwater.

Part I. Saltwater Aquarium Basics.

CHAPTER 1. CARING FOR AN AQUARIUM .

Sources of Saltwater Specimens.

Choosing a Dealer.

Purchasing Fish Based on Collecting Practices.

Selecting Healthy Fish.

Making Rational Purchasing Decisions.

Ordering Fish by Mail.

The Chemistry You Need.

Salinity.

pH Measurement.

Alkalinity Measurement.

Calcium.

Dissolved Oxygen.

Phosphate.

Iodide.

Copper.

Nitrogen Compounds.

Lighting.

Foods and Feeding.

Feeding Invertebrates .

Feeding.

Changing Water.

Water Tests.

CHAPTER 2. BRINGING OUT THE BEST IN SALTWATER AQUARIUMS.

Guidelines for Design.

Selecting Invertebrates and Fishes.

Types of Fishes.

Types of Invertebrates.

Seaweeds.

Quarantine Tanks.

Acclimating New Arrivals.

Developing a Stocking Plan.

CHAPTER 3. MAKING YOUR AQUARIUM LOOK REAL.

Part II. Saltwater Aquarium Mechanics.

CHAPTER 4. UNDERSTANDING INVERTEBRATES.

CHAPTER 5. NUTS AND BOLTS.

Built-In Installations.

Size.

Electricity and Water Supplies.

Floor Load.

Lighting.

Filtration.

Maintenance.

Finishes.

Free-Standing Installations.

CHAPTER 6. TROUBLESHOOTING.

Combating Diseases and Parasites in Saltwater Fish.

CHAPTER 7. BASIC SETUP PROCEDURES.

Tank Location.

Tank Support.

Filling the Tank.

Plumbing.

Part III. Saltwater Aquarium Model Designs.

CHAPTER 8. BASIC LOW-MAINTENANCE DESIGNS.

CHAPTER 9. BIOTOPE TANKS.

CHAPTER 10. SMALL TANKS.

Part IV. The Appendixes.

APPENDIX A. CATALOG OF SALTWATER FISH.

APPENDIX B. CATALOG OF INVERTEBRATES, SEAWEEDS, AND MARINE PLANTS.

APPENDIX C. TANK SPECIFICATIONS.

APPENDIX D. MEASUREMENTS AND CONVERSIONS.

INDEX.

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