Setting up a Tropical Aquarium Week by Week by Stuart ThavesSetting up a Tropical Aquarium Week by Week by Stuart Thaves

Setting up a Tropical Aquarium Week by Week

byStuart Thaves

Paperback | November 20, 2009

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A practical guide to setting up and maintaining a new aquatic ecosystem.

New fish-keepers are quite often impatient to set up their aquarium and want to add their new, expensive fish as soon as possible. This common misstep can have disastrous results that may discourage beginners from ever trying again.

Setting Up a Tropical Aquarium Week by Week is an encyclopedic reference that concentrates on establishing and maintaining a viable tropical freshwater aquarium. The book uses detailed photographic sequences to follow each stage of setting up an aquarium in real time over 10 weeks. Setup starts with the installation of the substrate and life-support systems and progresses to when the first fish are added two weeks later. The book then follows the development of the aquarium's environment during the next eight weeks, as the tank turns from an artificial into a living ecosystem.

The book also profiles 50 common aquarium plants and 100 popular warm freshwater aquarium fish. Throughout, the author explains the natural processes as they occur, so that fish-keepers can ensure their ongoing success.

With expert counsel, clear instructions and simple-to-follow illustrations, Setting Up a Tropical Aquarium Week by Week is the essential reference for the first-time tropical freshwater fish hobbyist.

Stuart Thraves is an author and internationally respected authority on fish-keeping.
Title:Setting up a Tropical Aquarium Week by WeekFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 10.25 × 8.75 × 0.56 inPublished:November 20, 2009Publisher:Firefly BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1554074827

ISBN - 13:9781554074822

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Resourse for First Time Aquarist I really like the time-line laid out by this book. Setting up an aquarium slowly is a recipe for success. The information about aquarium set-up is good but the species profiles of fish are limited to the fish that the authors recommend.
Date published: 2009-12-08

Editorial Reviews

Tropical fish tanks are beautiful and soothing; the set-up, however, is less relaxing. It takes two weeks before you can put in your first fish and 10 weeks before the tank becomes a living ecosystem. Don't despair. This book gives you easy-to-follow week-by-week instructions with graphic illustrations to ensure success. You're also introduced to 50 aquarium plants, 100 popular [tropical] freshwater fish, and tips for ongoing maintenance. It's better than watching TV!