Saltwater Aquariums For Dummies

Saltwater Aquariums For Dummies
By Gregory Skomal

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Product Description

Demystifies 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


Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #20612 in Books
  • Brand: Skomal, Gregory
  • Published on: 2007-01-03
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 9.25" h x .70" w x 7.40" l, 1.18 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 368 pages

Features

  • For Dummies

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From the Back Cover
Demystifies 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

About the Author
Dr. Gregory Skomal is an accomplished marine biologist, underwater explorer, photographer, aquarist, and author. He has been a fisheries biologist with the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries since 1987 and currently heads up the Massachusetts Shark Research Program. Greg holds a master’s degree in marine biology from the University of Rhode Island and a PhD from the Boston University Marine Program in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. His research has spanned multiple fish habitats around the globe, taking him from the frigid waters of the Arctic Circle to coral reefs in the tropical Central Pacific. He has written numerous scientific research papers and has appeared in a number of film and television documentaries, including programs for the National Geographic Channel, Discovery Channel, ESPN, and CBS.
Although his research passion for the last 23 years has been sharks, he has been an avid aquarist for more than 30 years and has written nine books on aquarium keeping. His home and laboratory are on the island of Martha’s Vineyard off the coast of Massachusetts.


Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
5A must read for anyone considering a saltwater tank
By J. Neef
I love the book, it made it easy to understand and made a very complex subject matter approachable. I bought in unison with "The Complete Idiots Guide to Saltwater Aqauirums" and I recomend both. Excellent material well covered with simple yet detailed hand drawn images and alot of tips and tricks. I own a 90 reef tank now and love it but I always keep these as a reference because the material is that good. IF YOUR EVEN THINKING ABOUT A SALTWATER TANK BUY THE BOOKS this is an expensive hobby and these will pay for themselves 1000 times over.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
5Some of the info is a little outdated but it still has great information about the different kinds of animals you can ...
By Amazon Customer
I read this in a week it is full of information. Some of the info is a little outdated but it still has great information about the different kinds of animals you can care for.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
5This book is AWESOME!! Incredibly helpful and packed full of valuable ...
By The Color Wizard
This book is AWESOME!! Incredibly helpful and packed full of valuable information. Clear and well written, this book is (in my opinion) a must have for anyone passionate about saltwater aquariums, whether you are just starting out with your first tank, or otherwise.

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