The Reef Aquarium Volume Three

Author: J. Charles Delbeek
Publisher: Two Little Fishies Incorporated
ISBN: 9781883693145
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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, Kindle
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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.

Algae

Author: Julian Sprung
Publisher: Two Little Fishies Incorporated
ISBN: 9781883693022
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

Aquatic Systems Engineering

Author: Pedro Ramon Escobal
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781888381108
Format: PDF
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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.

Marine Aquarium Keeping

Author: Stephen Spotte
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471594895
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Reef Notes

Author: Julian Sprung
Publisher: Two Little Fishies Incorporated
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Coral Reef Aquarium

Author: Tony Vargas
Publisher: Ricordea Publishing
ISBN: 9781883693305
Format: PDF
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A comprehensive guide that puts in perspective all the details a beginning or advanced hobbyist needs when planning a small or a giant reef aquarium. With detailed illustrations & diagrams and featuring a large collection of some of the most spectacular reef aquariums ever created from all over the world. 272 pages, hardcover.Tony's over brimming enthusiasm, knowledge and charm is just contagious and packaged in a style that can only be described as “Tonyesque.” It just permeates throughout this book as he walks the reader though the complete process from concept, design, planning, and final decision making to the actual building of reef aquariums ranging in size from nano to mega scale. The second half of the book showcases a gallery of some of the most spectacular coral reef aquariums from around the world, coupled with information sections that provide a snapshot of each system's features and care. It's a visual treat for all reef aquarists, filled with outstanding examples of passionate reef keepers who have created a magnificent slice of the reef in their homes.Tony has truly delivered on the concept and created a unique book that provides something tangible for a wide range of aquarists from beginner to advanced. Read it, be inspired, and learn through the many illustrated examples.