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  • Author:
    Thierry Maitre-Alain,Christian Piednoir
  • ISBN:
    1554070856
  • ISBN13:
    978-1554070855
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  • Publisher:
    Firefly Books (October 27, 2005)
  • Pages:
    288 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Nature & Ecology
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Contents 23/25 Ease of cality 22/25 ns 24/25 Additional Features 24/25 Total 93/100. Aquariums: The Complete Guide to Freshwater and Saltwater Aquariums by Thierry Maitre-Allain and Christian Piednoir is a fantastic guide and how to for setting up and maintaining a fresh and saltwater aquarium. The Complete Guide gives you first steps from how an aquarium works to the problems any aquarium.

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Aquariums is a big book that covers every aspect a fishkeeper needs to know. Step-by-step technical instructions are illustrated with hundreds of color diagrams as well as hundreds of color photographs of fish in their natural habitats. The book feature A detailed and comprehensive guide.

Aquariums is a big book that covers every aspect a fishkeeper needs to know Thierry Maitre-Alain; Christian Piednoir. Published by Firefly Books (2005). The book features: Choosing equipment. Preparing the water and setting up the aquarium. Saltwater and freshwater requirements. Types of fish and their families. Plants for the aquarium. Thierry Maitre-Alain; Christian Piednoir. ISBN 10: 1554070856 ISBN 13: 9781554070855.

Aquariums: The Complete Guide is a great aquarium book, how to. .The Complete Guide gives you first steps from how an aquarium works to the problems any aquarium hobbyist may face in both frsh and saltwater setups.

Contents 23/25 Ease of cality 22/25 ns 24/25 Additional Features 24/25 Total 93/100 Aquariums: The Complete Guide to Freshwater and Saltwater Aquariums by Thierry Maitre-Allain and Christian Piednoir is a fantastic guide and how to for setting up and maintaining a fresh and saltwater aquarium

Freshwater and saltwater fishkeeping are challenging and tremendously rewarding spare time activities. Aquariums covers each and every requirement a fishkeeper needs to understand and meet - all presented in a comprehensive and reader-friendly format.

Freshwater and saltwater fishkeeping are challenging and tremendously rewarding spare time activities. Hundreds of color diagrams illustrate step by step technical instructions and hundreds more color photographs show fish in natural and aquarium habitats. This book addresses: Choosing the suitable equipment. Preparing the water and putting in place the aquarium.

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Saltwater aquariums grow more algae. To lots of freshwater aquarists, saltwater aquariums feel like an alien . Converting a freshwater aquarium to a saltwater aquarium is the easier option. All you need to do is drain your tank, rinse everything out and give it a good wipe. To lots of freshwater aquarists, saltwater aquariums feel like an alien world full of intrigue and mystery! In today’s article we are going to discuss 7 of the most common myths surrounding saltwater vs freshwater aquariums and debunk which are true and which are false. Myth 1: Freshwater Aquariums Are Easier To Keep. Make sure you use chlorine-free warm water when you rinse the tank down.

A detailed and comprehensive guide.

Freshwater and saltwater fishkeeping are challenging and tremendously rewarding hobbies.

Aquariums is a big book that covers every aspect a fishkeeper needs to know. Step-by-step technical instructions are illustrated with hundreds of color diagrams as well as hundreds of color photographs of fish in their natural habitats.

The book features: Choosing equipment Preparing the water and setting up the aquarium Saltwater and freshwater requirements Types of fish and their families Freshwater fish directory Saltwater fish directory Fish reproduction Plants for the aquarium

Balance is the key to the successful aquarium, and Aquariums suggests fish mixes in combination with appropriate plants. Quite often, an aquarium will be thrown out of balance with the introduction of improperly prepared rocks and wood decorations. Simple instructions are offered for the preparation of such decorative objects for the aquarium.

Packed with practical advice and useful tips, Aquariums shows how to set up a fish tank of stunning beauty.


Jum
Very good overview on the setup and maintenance of both fresh and saltwater aquariums. I recommend this product to all new hobby aquarists!

I would have appreciated a section on diagnosing and treating fish diseases.
Bludsong
Got this at the local library and had to have our own copy.
Malodred
Exactly as described
Alister
Very informative! Good for beginners and experts alike
Fordg
Aquariums: The Complete Guide is a great aquarium book, how to manual and what to buy guide including aquarium parts and even fish for both fresh and saltwater tanks.

Contents 23/25
Ease of Understanding/Practicality 22/25
Pictures/Illustrations 24/25
Additional Features 24/25
Total 93/100

Aquariums: The Complete Guide to Freshwater and Saltwater Aquariums by Thierry Maitre-Allain and Christian Piednoir is a fantastic guide and how to for setting up and maintaining a fresh and saltwater aquarium. The Complete Guide gives you first steps from how an aquarium works to the problems any aquarium hobbyist may face in both frsh and saltwater setups.

Aquariums: The Complete Guide starts you out not with how to set up an aquarium but the basics of aquariums and water so you know the whole process. The first chapter titled Water goes through what water is chemically and all the various things that happen while using it for an aquarium.

Once you understand water, the chemical process of adding living fish and plants into an aquarium and the effects their waste, breathing and just being in the water have you can better handle your own aquarium. Once you understand the cycle of using live fish and plants in an aquarium and what their waste products can do you will know how to correct things when they do go wrong and exactly what is happening.

Testing water for various pollutants and even how to start water out for your aquarium by allowing it to set is all covered so you can maintain your own aquarium correctly. Once you know how to keep that perfect balance of water from salinity to hardness and all the various testing your well on your way to maintaining your tank and keeping those fish alive.

Setting up the tank goes further with the size you need for various tanks and all the other parts of the tank from substrate, pumps and filters to plants and a good variety of fish. They also have two main divisions of the book with fresh and saltwater fish so you can setup and maintain either type correctly.

A large section of the book is naturally the choice you have in fish and they group them into main species and a few oddballs so you have a good variety to read up about. The fish and even plant section is a nice addition and gives you a glimpse into a variety of fish that might be appropriate to your aquarium.

The saltwater goes more into depth with invertebrates such as crabs, shrimp and corals to help you decide if you want to foray into these other types of inhabitants for your aquarium. The book really helps you understand the possible difficulties with all the types of fish and other additions to a tank to help you decide and know what you want and don't want to bother with.

Many of the fish in the book can be found at local fish shops and even stores like Wal-Mart to help guide your species purchase when it is time to buy that first fish for your aquarium. Each species section covers not only how to keep the fish alive but breeding and special care instructions appropriate to each species.

The Complete guide contains plenty of species in both salt and freshwater so you can find a good range of common and several uncommon fish that can be purchased and create a diverse aquarium. The book helps you in setting up your tank as well as purchasing the necessary and fun stuff to put in it so you can have an attractive and successful aquarium.

The book covers both fresh and saltwater aquariums with enough information and help so you can start and maintain your own tanks including problems that may occur. They cover maintaining the water, testing and common problems that can be encountered working with both types of tanks, the fish and other things in them.

Aquariums: The complete Guide to Freshwater and Saltwater Aquariums is a really great book and easy to understand even when going through the water section. The book really does a great job of showing both a fresh and saltwater setup including the more complicated process and aspects of a saltwater tank.

I would really recommend this book for both a novice and amateur aquarium hobbyist as it includes the all important Water section to help you understand the filtering and maintenance of an aquarium that is extremely important and helpful. Aquariums The Complete Guide is a fantastic book that includes both the fresh and saltwater aquariums and is a great book to help you with either types of aquarium setups.
Chuynopana
My favorite librarian saved this book for me when it first came in! I must say I was a little disappointed. The pictures seem to have a cast over them, as though they are older pictures that were re-integrated into this newish book. I can prove it - on pg. 38 on the bottom left is an aquarium stand with an ANCIENT sound system below it! (Who would put a sound system below their aquarium anyhow?) The sectional furniture is telling too.

In spite of this, the book is fine for an all purpose intro to aquariums. It has basic information and outlines common species with specifications and requirements. The section on breeding would probably be helpful, as it uses some older but tried and tested techniques. (I'm not a breeder, btw.)

The translations are a little strained sometimes, e.g. "Impatience and urgency are two words that are utterly incompatible with the set up of an aquarium!" The book is originally in French. But what I find most jarring are the "An aquarium of..." sections which are these two page spreads...

Basically, they're photomontages of different species over 2D backgrounds. It looks like someone literally "cut" the pictures of the livestock out and "pasted" them onto a background, with a rather incongruous effect. Cardinal tetras next to an Australian blue crayfish in "A Freshwater Invertebrate Aquarium"? I don't think so.

For a list price of $39.95, you can find a better book. My recommendation is "Encyclopedia of Aquarium & Pond Fish" by David Alderton, which lists $5 cheaper. Much better photography (looks like they actually used editing, Photoshop-type software!) and denser information. It is a reference book I have referred to again and again, and it's a pleasure to browse, too.

My personal suggestion, with any of these books, is to either choose a Freshwater or Marine book and go with that. Each deserves its own encyclopedia. But if you must have the best of both worlds, this book is okay...but the book I mentioned is better. How much better? Well...lots!