DescriptionDemystifies 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
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.