Saltwater Aquariums For Dummies

Saltwater Aquariums For Dummies

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by Gregory Skomal
     
 

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Demystifies aquarium setup and maintenance

Combine and care for a wide variety of marine fish and invertebrates

Dive into the colorful world of saltwater fish! This fun, friendly guide gives you easy step-by-step instructions for choosing and caring for these amazing animals. You get the latest on feeding, tank upkeep, filtering systems,

Overview

Demystifies aquarium setup and maintenance

Combine and care for a wide variety of marine fish and invertebrates

Dive into the colorful world of saltwater fish! This fun, friendly guide gives you easy step-by-step instructions for choosing and caring for these amazing animals. You get the latest on feeding, tank upkeep, filtering systems, maintaining live rock, and preventing algae build-up, as well as what not to include in your aquarium.

Discover how to

  • Choose the best fish and equipment
  • Get your tank up and running
  • Maintain proper water conditions
  • Keep your fish happy and healthy
  • Avoid tank pitfalls
  • Keep a brackish aquarium

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470068052
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/03/2007
Series:
For Dummies Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
183,767
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Gregory Skomal is an accomplished marine biologist, underwater explorer, photographer, aquarist, and author. He has been a fisheries biologist with the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries since 1987 and currently heads up the Massachusetts Shark Research Program. Greg holds a master’s degree in marine biology from the University of Rhode Island and a PhD from the Boston University Marine Program in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. His research has spanned multiple fish habitats around the globe, taking him from the frigid waters of the Arctic Circle to coral reefs in the tropical Central Pacific. He has written numerous scientific research papers and has appeared in a number of film and television documentaries, including programs for the National Geographic Channel, Discovery Channel, ESPN, and CBS.
Although his research passion for the last 23 years has been sharks, he has been an avid aquarist for more than 30 years and has written nine books on aquarium keeping. His home and laboratory are on the island of Martha’s Vineyard off the coast of Massachusetts.

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Saltwater Aquariums for Dummies 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I borrowed this book to read up on starting a Salt Water Aquarium after reading others. This is a so-so book for a beginner. You're better off reading 'The Conscientious Aquarist' or 'The New Marine Aquarium' books instead. They're both easy reads and easy to understand.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was great for me as a begineer in the saltwater hobby. It was easy to understand and covered every aspect of the salwater tank setup and maintance. I would recomend this book to anyone who is getting into this hobby
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just set up my tank and realized I better read up on how to set up and keep my tank running. This book has it all from the beggining to the end and everything in between. Broken down nicely for novice salt water tank owners.
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Britton Perry More than 1 year ago
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I think someone did this to me bfore