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9780470044254

Freshwater Aquarium Models : Recipes for Creating Beautiful Aquariums That Thrive

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  • ISBN13:

    9780470044254

  • ISBN10:

    047004425X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-11-29
  • Publisher: Howell Book House
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Summary

This book shows you step-by-step and fish-by-fish how to create a beautiful, harmonious aquarium that mimics a natural habitat and fosters healthy fish and plant life. It includes more than eighty detailed recipes for aquariums of different types and sizes, specific aquarium model designs, the basics of aquarium setup and maintenance, and a 16-page color catalog of fish and plant varieties.

Author Biography

John Tullock, a lifetime aquarist, owned a retail and mail-order aquarium business for years.He founded the American Marinelife Dealer Association. Tullock has authored twelve books about aquariums, including Bring Me Home: Saltwater Aquariums Make a Great Hobby and Saltwater Aquarium Models (both from Howell Book House). He holds a master's degree in zoology.

Table of Contents

PART I: Aquarium Basics
Introduction The Allure of Aquariums
3(4)
Caring For an Aquarium
7(20)
Water
7(3)
Physical and Chemical Cycles
10(3)
Lighting
13(1)
The Needs of Aquarium Plants
14(3)
Foods and Feeding
17(4)
Routine Maintenance
21(4)
Maintenance Service
25(2)
Bringing Out the Best in Fish and Aquariums
27(14)
Guidelines for Design
27(2)
Finding the Right Fit with Fish
29(4)
Finding a Good Dealer
33(1)
Choosing Healthy Plants
34(2)
Acclimating New Arrivals
36(5)
PART II: Aquarium Mechanics
Making Your Habitat Look Real
41(16)
Taking the Tank into Consideration
41(2)
Lighting
43(4)
Backgrounds
47(2)
Including Terrestrial Components
49(1)
Aquascaping
50(4)
Borrowing from Japanese Gardeners
54(3)
Nuts and Bolts
57(10)
Built-in Installations
57(5)
Free-Standing Installations
62(5)
Troubleshooting
67(8)
Disease Prevention
67(4)
Plant Problems
71(1)
Algae Problems
72(3)
PART III: Freshwater Aquarium Model Designs
Southeast Asia
75(16)
Ponds, Ditches, and Rice Paddies
75(5)
Model Design 1: Shallow Pool in Southern India
76(1)
Model Design 2: Large Pond in Thailand
77(1)
Model Design 3: Community Featuring Gouramis
78(2)
Streams and Rivers
80(7)
Model Design 4: Sri Lankan Stream
80(2)
Model Design 5: Asian Big River
82(1)
Model Design 6: White Cloud Mountain
83(1)
Model Design 7: Community Tank Featuring Barbs
84(2)
Model Design 8: Glass Catfish
86(1)
Estuarine Habitats
87(4)
Model Design 9: Estuary I
87(1)
Model Design 10: Estuary II
88(3)
Australasia
91(8)
Oceanic Islands
91(5)
Model Design 11: Borneo, Sumatra
91(1)
Model Design 12: Irian Jaya, Ajamaru Lakes
92(1)
Model Design 13: Irian Jaya, Fly River
93(1)
Model Design 14: Sulawesi (Celebes Islands)
94(1)
Model Design 15: Sumatra
95(1)
Australia
96(3)
Model Design 16: Australian Rainbowfish Community Tank
96(3)
Africa
99(32)
Hard-to-Find Africans
99(11)
Model Design 17: All-Purpose African Barb Tank
99(2)
Model Design 18: Congo Tetra
101(1)
Model Design 19: African Lungfish
102(5)
Model Design 20: Distichodus
107(1)
Model Design 21: Elephantnose
108(2)
The Zaire and Other West African Rivers
110(6)
Model Design 22: Jewel Cichlid Paludarium
110(1)
Model Design 23: Soft Water African Tank
111(2)
Model Design 24: The African Butterflyfish
113(2)
Model Design 25: A Crib for Kribs
115(1)
African Killifish
116(4)
Model Design 26: Aphyosemion
116(2)
Model Design 27: Epiplatys
118(1)
Model Design 28: Nothobranchius
119(1)
Rift Lake Cichlids
120(9)
Model Design 29: Mbuna Community Tank
120(2)
Model Design 30: Mbuna Single-Species Tank I
122(1)
Model Design 31: Mbuna Single Species Tank II
123(1)
Model Design 32: Tanganyika Community Tank
124(1)
Model Design 33: Julidochromis transcriptus
125(1)
Model Design 34: Birchard's Neolamprologus
126(1)
Model Design 35: Shell Dwellers
127(1)
Model Design 36: Lemon Cichlid
128(1)
Madagascar
129(2)
Model Design 37: A Madagascar Tank
129(2)
South America
131(30)
Amazonia
131(22)
Model Design 38: Basic Amazon Community Tank
131(2)
Model Design 39: Leaf Fish
133(1)
Model Design 40: Room-Temperature Amazon Tank
134(1)
Model Design 41: A Tale of Two Tetras
135(2)
Model Design 42: Tribute to Herbert Axelrod
137(1)
Model Design 43: Neon Dreams
138(1)
Model Design 44: Emperor Tetra
139(2)
Model Design 45: Expert's Amazon Tank
141(2)
Model Design 46: Flying (?) Fish Tank
143(2)
Model Design 47: The Amazing Splashing Tetra
145(3)
Model Design 48: Amazon Tank for Big-Fish Enthusiasts
148(1)
Model Design 49: Terror on the Amazon
149(1)
Model Design 50: Ultimate Amazon Tank
150(3)
South American Killifish
153(1)
Model Design 51: Argentine Pearlfish
154(1)
South American Cichlids
154(7)
Model Design 52: Apistogramma species
155(1)
Model Design 53: Butterfly Cichlid
156(1)
Model Design 54: Angelfish
157(1)
Model Design 55: Discus
158(3)
Central America
161(18)
Livebearers
161(5)
Model Design 56: Guppies
161(2)
Model Design 57: The Wonderful World of Platies
163(2)
Model Design 58: Swordtails
165(1)
Mollies
166(2)
Model Design 59: Mollies I
167(1)
Model Design 60: Mollies II
167(1)
Central American Cichlids
168(8)
Model Design 61: Convict Cichlid
169(1)
Model Design 62: Mexican Firemouth
170(2)
Model Design 63: Salvin's Cichlid
172(1)
Model Design 64: Jack Dempsey
173(1)
Model Design 65: Blue Acara
174(2)
Mexican Cave Fish
176(3)
Model Design 66: Mexican Cave Tetra
176(3)
North America
179(28)
Focusing on the Southeast United States
179(4)
Why Native Fish?
180(1)
Conservation Issues
181(1)
Collecting and Transport Techniques
181(1)
Modifications to the Aquarium System
182(1)
Lazy Rivers
183(12)
Model Design 67: Southeastern U.S. Swamp
183(1)
Model Design 68: Southeastern U.S. Pond or Lake
184(2)
Model Design 69: Everglades
186(2)
Model Design 70: Southeastern Farm Pond or Reservoir
188(1)
Model Design 71: Southeastern U.S. Spring Run
189(1)
Model Design 72: Tidal Creek
190(2)
Model Design 73: Rally Round the Flagfish
192(1)
Model Design 74: Primitive Fishes
193(2)
Topminnows
195(4)
Model Design 75: Golden Topminnow Species Tank
195(2)
Model Design 76: Black-spotted Topminnow
197(1)
Model Design 77: Bluefin Topminnow
198(1)
Inland Waters
199(8)
Model Design 78: Texas Cichlid
199(2)
Model Design 79: Little River Riffle Tank
201(6)
Purely Artistic Designs
207(14)
Purely Plants
207(2)
Model Design 80: Dutch-Style Plant Aquarium
207(2)
Trouble-Free Tanks
209(2)
Model Design 81: Miniature Aquarium
209(2)
Paludariums
211(3)
Model Design 82: Killifish Paludarium
211(1)
Model Design 83: Orchid Paludarium
212(2)
Model Design 84: The Big, Easy Tank
214(1)
The Non-Traditional Tank
214(2)
Model Design 85: A Black-and-White Aquarium
215(1)
Community Tanks
216(5)
Model Design 86: Basic Community Tank
216(1)
Model Design 87: Basic Small Community Tank
217(4)
PART IV: The Appendixes
APPENDIX A Freshwater Fish and Plants
221(42)
Fish
221(28)
Temperature
227(5)
Water Hardness
232(6)
pH
238(5)
Other Lists
243(6)
Plants
249(14)
Location
249(2)
Temperature
251(3)
Plants and Water Hardness
254(2)
Plants and pH
256(3)
Other Helpful Plant Lists
259(4)
APPENDIX B Tank Specifications
263(2)
APPENDIX C Measurements and Conversions
265(2)
Water
265(1)
Liquid Measure
265(1)
Light Intensity
265(1)
Temperature Conversions
266(1)
Alkalinity Conversions
266(1)
Abbreviations
266(1)
Water Hardness Designations
266(1)
APPENDIX D River Maps
267
Brazil
268(1)
Cameroon
268(1)
Central America
269(1)
Democratic Republic of the Congo
269(1)
Indonesia
270(1)
Mexico
270(1)
Sri Lanka
271(1)
Tanzania
272(1)
Thailand
272(1)
United States
273
Index

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