Marine Aquarium Keeping

Author: Stephen Spotte
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471594895
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The science and common sense behind creating an inexpensive, flourishing marine aquarium Marine Aquarium Keeping is the first complete, step-by-step handbook to bring scientific perspective and insight to the practical basics of assembling and successfully maintaining a conventional marine aquarium. While minimizing gadgetry and underscoring a simple, commonsense regimen of looking, seeing, and understanding, author and marine biologist Stephen Spotte offers logical, chapter-by-chapter guidance to every facet of the hobby--from choosing equipment and setting up an aquarium, to selecting healthy animals and maintaining a flourishing underwater environment. Inside, readers will discover: * How to make a new aquarium suitable for sustaining life * How to select healthy animals from species demonstrating good captive survival * The step-by-step basics of routine maintenance * How to easily meet the nutritional requirements of marine animals * The key to disease prevention * The use of seawater and artificial seawaters * The living subgravel filter * Aquarium decorations as shelter spaces and as aesthetic features * The marine aquarium as a living community An extensive health and disease section offers detailed, easy-to-follow treatment regimens, several unique to this volume, for a variety of common diseases. Current controversies and popular myths surrounding aquarium keeping, such as the benefits of supplemental light and the superiority of plastic filtrants, are also examined. A wealth of black-and-white and color photographs that strikingly depict marine animals in their natural habitat bring key facets of the text to life. Indispensable to the amateur aquarist who appreciates both the beauty and science of this fascinating pastime, this newest edition of the popular classic is the complete guide to successful, inexpensive marine aquarium keeping.

Marine Reef Aquarium Handbook

Author: Robert Jay Goldstein
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764136740
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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(back cover) The latest scientific discoveries and aquarium techniques for keeping and propagating living corals Plus information on keeping Sponges Echinoderms Mollusks Crustaceans Fishes and advice on eliminating diseases and parasites in a marine aquarium

The Marine Reef Aquarium

Author: Philip Hunt
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764160233
Format: PDF, Mobi
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(back cover) This book focuses on developing a system using natural rock and sand as the foundation for a sustainable reef aquarium. Detailed step-by-step guidance throughout. Features more than 400 photos and illustrations.

Marine Aquariums

Author: Ray Hunziker
Publisher: i5 Publishing
ISBN: 1620080079
Format: PDF, ePub
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Author Ray Hunziker, longtime editor of Tropical Fish Hobbyist magazine and lifelong fish keeper, is the ideal tutor for aquarists looking to take a dive into the saltwater end of the tank! Marine Aquariums begins with a discussion of seawater and water quality, the most critical part of keeping marine fishes happily swimming (and breathing) in their tank. Hunziker continues with a step-by-step explanation of setting up a marine aquarium, discussing aquarium types, the number of fishes for the size tank selected, siting the tank, stands, substrates, temperature, lighting, filtration and décor. The chapter on stocking and maintaining the tank discussing purchasing healthy, vibrant fish, acclimatizing them to the tank, feeding them, and monitoring the tank on a regular basis. An elaborate chapter on the various types of saltwater fishes available, “Ideal Fish for Your Marine Aquarium, “details and illustrates nearly 70 fishes divided into the following categories: moray eels, squirrelfish and soldierfish, lion fish, groupers, cardinalfish, butterflyfish, angelfish, damselfish, hawkfish, wrasses, jawfish, gobies, surgeonfish, and triggerfish. The final chapter discusses keeping fish healthy, including the signs of illness, treating various ailments, and setting up a quarantine tank for affected fish. Resources, glossary, index included.

Water Chemistry for the Marine Aquarium

Author: John H. Tullock
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764120381
Format: PDF, ePub
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Written by an expert on marine biology, this title is must reading for the marine aquarium hobbyist. Keeping ocean-dwelling fish and other marine life forms thriving in the synthetic environment of an aquarium requires special knowledge and care, especially in regard to water quality. The author discusses the properties of natural seawater, then gives details on how to create and maintain high-quality synthetic seawater. He describes biochemical cycles and fluctuating conditions that are normal in a flourishing marine aquarium, instructs on adding needed chemical components, and advises on water analysis test kits, instrumentation, and record keeping. Includes illustrations plus informative tables and charts.

Reef Aquarium

Author: Brian Russell
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781539048763
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Reef Aquarium The Complete Guide For Beginners! - Learn How To Setup And Maintain Your Saltwater Reef Aquaruim! Reef aquariums are a unique way to add some color and life to your home or office-and you might be surprised to learn you can set one up in a few easy steps, and that they require very little maintenance once they're up and running. Like cultivating a bonsai, creating a reef tank is a test of your patience as much as your skill. It often takes up to a year for your tank to reach its full potential. Along the way, you can enjoy watching your coral and fish grow into the impressive displays possible in a well-balanced reef aquarium. Here is a preview of what you'll learn: Buying the right equipment for your tank How to cure the live rock to give your tank a vibrant ecosystem Which corals, fish, and invertebrates are best for a reef tank Steps for acclimating animals to your environment (and introducing new fish down the line) Maintaining your reef tank once you've got it up and running

Your First Marine Aquarium

Author: John H. Tullock
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764136757
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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(back cover) Information and advice to help you maintain an optimal environment for marine life . . . Your marine aquarium: correct water chemistry, temperature, and more Expert advice: all important aspects of saltwater aquarium maintenance explained Appreciating marine life: populating your tank with fish, shellfish, corals, and more Step-by-step directions for daily care Informative checklists and sidebars Filled with handsome full-color photos (picture caption) Setting up a marine aquarium is a challenging task, but the rewards will justify your efforts.

The Marine Aquarium Handbook

Author: Martin A. Moe
Publisher: TFH Publications
ISBN: 9780982026212
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Marine Aquarium Handbook is the bestselling saltwater aquarium book of all time, selling more than 250,000 copies since first published in 1982 and launching aspiring aquarists into the marine aquarium hobby. Out of print since 2006, this indispensable resource is now available in a completely updated and redesigned third edition that includes world-class color photography to help guide the reader through setup of their first marine aquarium and then progresses to reefkeeping and breeding of marine fishes. Written by an acclaimed marine biologist and pioneering fish and invertebrate breeder, the book provides sound advice in a clear, readable, and engaging voice. New content exclusive to this edition includes recent advances in biofiltration and energy-efficient lighting, brand new chapters on marine foods and refugia, greatly expanded coverage of fish species and hardy invertebrate species, and information about those species best suited for breeding. Each featured fish has a species profile, behavior notes, native range, maximum size, and essential feeding and husbandry advice. The Marine Aquarium Handbook covers everything a marine hobbyist needs to know to get started and be successful, including aquarium choices, water chemistry, filtration, biological filtration and live rock, setup and maintenance, fish selection, and identification and treatment of common diseases.