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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, ...

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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470068052
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/3/2007
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 163,103
  • 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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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Getting to Know Your Fish and Invertebrates.

Chapter 1: Your First Salty Steps.

Chapter 2: Some Things Fishy.

Chapter 3: Choosing the Best Fish for You.

Chapter 4: About Invertebrates.

Chapter 5: From the Dealer to Your Home.

Part II: Setting Up Your Aquarium.

Chapter 6: Choosing the Best Aquarium.

Chapter 7: Figuring Out Filters.

Chapter 8: Heating and Lighting Your Aquarium.

Chapter 9: Fishy Furnishings and Finishing Touches.

Chapter 10: Partial to Salt: The Brackish Aquarium.

Chapter 11: Getting Your Aquarium Up and Running.

Part III: Taking Proper Care of Your Aquarium.

Chapter 12: The Nitrogen Cycle.

Chapter 13: More Chemistry: Salt, Acidity, and Gases.

Chapter 14: All About Algae.

Chapter 15: Keeping Your Aquarium Clean.

Part IV: Taking Proper Care of Your Fish.

Chapter 16: Feeding Your Fish.

Chapter 17: Preventing Stress.

Chapter 18: Diseases and Treatments.

Chapter 19: Observing Your Fish.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 20: Ten Fish to Avoid.

Chapter 21: Ten Invertebrates to Avoid.

Chapter 22: Five Simple Metric Conversions.

Chapter 23: Ten Great Public Saltwater Aquariums.

Part VI: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Resources.

Appendix B: Glossary.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2006

    Mediorce

    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.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2002

    Great Book for Beginners

    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

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 14, 2011

    Good+Book

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    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2013

    Great book for starting your saltwater tank and maintaing it.

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2013

    Sara

    I think someone did this to me bfore

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    Posted April 30, 2013

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    Here?

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