Freshwater Aquariums for Dummies by Maddy HargroveCovers the latest aquarium gadgets
Design a dazzling underwater environment with this bestselling guide!
Setting up your first freshwater aquarium can be a daunting task. This friendly guide answers all your questions, from setting up your tank and selecting fish to the water, chemicals, plants, and much more. Theres also expanded guidance on combining different species of fish, maintaining a tank, cleaning gravel, and dealing with common problems such as algae.
Discover how to
* Choose the right aquarium
* Select the best fish
* Get good deals on equipment
* Maintain a clean, healthy environment
* Handle tank pitfalls
* Breed your fish
1. How to Cycle New Tank
Freshwater Aquariums For Dummies Cheat Sheet
Your Window to Another World Welcome to the world, the art, the experience of fish keeping. Each year, thousands of new fish keepers discover the natural wonder of aquariums. Fish keeping provides them, and now you, have the unique opportunity to not only observe another world, but to create it as well. And there is nothing quite like an aquarium to generate an appreciation and respect for our environment. Fun, easy and instructive, an aquarium is a singularly beautiful, always fascinating addition to any home or office … a welcome source of entertainment, education and relaxation for the entire family.
You are currently using the site but have requested a page in the site. Would you like to change to the site? Maddy Hargrove , Mic Hargrove. Mic has kept aquarium fish for almost 30 years. He was one of the first sailors to develop a tank system that could keep aquarium fish alive onboard Navy vessels.
By Maddy Hargrove, Mic Hargrove. To start and keep a freshwater aquarium, you need not only a tank, but the other equipment necessary to keep the water habitable for the fishy inhabitants. When you purchase those fish, make sure that you go to a good dealer and that you buy healthy fish. And when those healthy fish get sick, as some may, tap into the simple remedies in this Cheat Sheet to help restore them to health. The fish in the following list are good species of freshwater fish for beginners:. Buying fish for your freshwater aquarium is opportunity for a fun trip to the pet store, or an exciting search on the Internet. As you choose fish to take home, look at the physical characteristics in the following list to determine whether a fish is in good health:.