The Reef Aquarium Volume Three

Author: J. Charles Delbeek
Publisher: Two Little Fishies Incorporated
ISBN: 9781883693145
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Reefkeeping science involves the interplay of biology, chemistry, and physics. However, a reef aquarium is not simply a product of scientific knowledge. The application of engineering and its product technology, makes it possible to duplicate the specific biological, chemical, and physical requirements of a coral reef in a relatively small volume of water. This third volume in The Reef Aquarium series, provides the most thorough description of the science behind the creation of a captive reef, and critically reviews and explains the different philosophical approaches to reef aquarium design. It also describes and illustrates the existing as well as emerging technology for building reef aquariums, to help guide the selection of equipment, its proper use, and installation.

Ultimate Marine Aquariums

Author: Michael S. Paletta
Publisher: Microcosm Limited
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"... Portraits of 50 world-class marine aquariums, along with priceless advice on how they were planned and how they are kept healthy and vibrant"--P. [4] of cover.

The Complete Illustrated Breeder s Guide to Marine Aquarium Fishes

Author: Matthew L. Wittenrich
Publisher: TFH Publications
ISBN: 9781890087715
Format: PDF
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This guide to amateur marine fish breeding reveals the techniques and secrets for successfully spawning and rearing more than 90 species of marine fishes. It provides coverage of species such as jawfish, marine betas, gobies, cardinals, damsels, clownfishes and angelfishes.

Aquatic Systems Engineering

Author: Pedro Ramon Escobal
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781888381108
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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All You Need to Know about Turnover Times, Filters, Sterilizers, Reactors, Venturis, Skimmers, Pumps, Hydraulics, Heat, Ozone, Oxygen, Carbon Dioxide, Calcium, Tank Bio-Load Capacity, and Light Requirements, Presented Wherever Possible in an Easy-to-Use Graphical Format, Backed up by Many Examples and Problems with Worked-Out Answers Book jacket.

Algae

Author: Julian Sprung
Publisher: Two Little Fishies Incorporated
ISBN: 9781883693022
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Under specific conditions just about any seaweed, turf alga, phytoplankton or cyanobacteria can bloom and become "problematic." In this book Julian Sprung focuses on the varieties of algae that commonly do so in aquariums. He identifies them with Latin and common names, photographs of their gross morphology and photographs taken under the microscope that depict important identifying features. The author gives an extensive set of recommendations for ways to control the growth of each alga through a combination of aquarium husbandry practices and the use of specific herbivores. At some point every aquarist encounters a problem with algae. Solving the problems and controlling the algae can be a real test of ones patience and skill. If you are about to give up your hobby because your expensive aquarium has an out-of-control algae bloom that is driving you crazy, don't give up! Buy this book and follow Julian's advice. Book jacket.

Soft Corals and Sea Fans

Author: Katharina Fabricius
Publisher:
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book is a guide to families and genera of soft corals and sea fans from the shallow, tropical and subtropical regions of the Indian and Central-West Pacific oceans and the Red Sea. Soft corals and sea fans are common names for species of animals grouped under the scientific name Alcyonacea. Together with blue coral and sea pens, they make up a larger animal group called Octocorallia (Box 1). Their distinguishing characteristic is that their polyps always bear eight tentacles (hence octo-coral), which are fringed by one or more rows of pinnules along both edges. The popular term "soft coral" points to the fact that most soft corals, in contrast to the related hard corals, have no massive solid skeleton.

Reef Fish Identification

Author: Gerald Allen
Publisher: New World Publications
ISBN: 9781878348609
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The new edition includes 2,000 species with 2,500 photographs of fishes in their natural habitat. The user-friendly guide groups species in 20 color-coded identification groups based on similar physical or behavioral characteristics. Multiple photographs for many species show variations in color and markings, life cycle phases and gender. Accompanying species accounts include common and scientific names, family, size, visual descriptions, geographical ranges and distinctive characteristics, making the visual identification of a particular species easier than ever before.