Saltwater Aquarium

Saltwater Aquarium

by Axel Tunze


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Maintaining a thriving saltwater aquarium requires careful attention to water chemistry, and detailed understanding of marine fish, corals, and shellfish. This book offers a great head start to beginning saltwater aquarium hobbyists. Books in the Complete Pet Owner's Manuals series present basic information about pets for new or soon-to-be owners. Advice and instruction covers feeding, housing, health care, training, grooming, protection against hazards, and more. Texts emphasize pet care basics and are easy for all readers to understand, but most titles also present facts that even experienced pet owners and breeders will find new and useful. All books in this series are filled with high quality full-color photos and instructive line art.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764116377
Publisher: B.E.S. Publishing
Publication date: 04/28/2001
Series: Complete Pet Owner's Manuals
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 7.87(h) x 0.21(d)

Table of Contents

Typical Saltwater Aquarium4
Factors to Consider6
Selecting the Aquarium Inhabitants9
The Marine Aquarium Ecosystem9
Shopping for an Aquarium9
Selecting Animals and Plants9
Checklist: Shopping10
Transporting the Fish11
Marine Aquarium Fish12
TIP: Species Conservation17
TIP: What Are Invertebrates?20
Crustaceans, Starfish, and Other Invertebrates23
TIP: Regulating Algae Growth26
Higher Algae26
HOW-TO: Stock the Aquarium28
Aquarium Installation and Equipment31
The Aquarium31
TIP: Safety and Legal Issues32
Aquarium Placement32
Stand or Cabinet33
Water Circulation35
Water Treatment35
Protein Skimmers36
Table: Technical Equipment in a Typical Aquarium37
Salinity Regulation38
Calcium Reactor38
Conditioning Your New Aquarium38
HOW-TO: Set Up the Aquarium40
Routine Maintenance of the Marine Aquarium43
Monitoring Water Quality43
Measuring Salinity44
Table: Recommended Maintenance Schedule45
Measuring the Temperature45
Measuring the pH45
Measuring the Redox Potential45
Table: Solving Problems46
Changing the Water46
Dealing with Algae Problems47
Vacation Care47
7 Golden Rules for Feeding49
Preventive Care and Health Problems50
Diseases in Fish50
Pest Intestations in Corals51
Observing Behavior53
Behavior of Fish53
Behavior of Invertebrates55
Behavior Guide56
Fish and Invertebrates Living Together58
Ask the Experts64

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