Contains practical instructions for constructing, stocking, and maintaining a tank, and for collecting plants and animals. Philip Henry Gosse (1810-1888) coined the term 'aquarium' in 1854 and set off the Victorian craze for keeping them in the home. His classic Handbook offers simple, practical advice for the beginner. This second edition, much improved by first-hand experience, captures Gosse at the height of his influence. A Fellow of the Royal Society, Gosse was one of Britain's great naturalists of the seaside, an expert on sea anemones, and a widely admired science writer. Over 150 years old, his Handbook is a fascinating window into the earliest days of aquarium keeping. Complete facsimile of 1856 edition.
This book is the complete guide to setting up and maintaining a beautiful tropical fish aquarium. The author put everything he knows about tropical fish and aquariums into simple, understandable language so that you can easily learn all there is to know about this subject. It includes topics such as...
[ How to Set Up an Aquarium: Great tips on getting the best aquarium for your home or office!
[ Where to Place an Aquarium: How to enjoy your fish in the best possible location.
[ Pumps Galore: How to choose the best pump and keep your fish alive and healthy.
[ Water Setup: Keep your fish alive with good and healthy water.
[ Adding Your Fish: How to transfer the fish to your tank healthily and happily.
[ Solving Water Problems: Simple points to overcome dangerous water problems for your fish.
[ Tropical Fish Aquariums: Great tips to have the healthiest and most colorful fish all the time.
[ Vacation Care: How to come home to your beautiful tank and fish every time, without any surprises!
[ Choosing Your Fish: How to find the best fish for you, your family or your office.
[ Community Aquariums: How to have many different kinds of fish all living together and adding life and color to any environment.
[ 11 Fish Diseases: Learn what foods will keep your fish safe and healthy.
[ Treating Your Fish: Simple steps to get your fish healthy and strong again in no time.
[ Aquarium Maintenance: Learn how to keep your tank clear, beautiful and running properly.
[ Routine Schedule: To help you achieve all that you can, the author included a powerful daily, weekly and monthly maintenance routine guide so that nothing gets left out of your tank maintenance.
... and much more!
If you are interested in a tropical fish tank, but didn't know where to start, then I encourage you to learn from the author's experience and get started on the right footing. It contains everything you need to know to help you have an amazing tropical fish aquarium in no time!
In one respect, this book is a parallel to Franklin's well-known apologue of the hatter and his sign. It was commenced with a sole view to exhibit the present state of society in the United States, through the agency, in part, of a set of characters with different peculiarities, who had freshly arrived from Europe, and to whom the distinctive features of the country would be apt to present themselves with greater force, than to those who had never lived beyond the influence of the things portrayed. By the original plan, the work was to open at the threshold of the country, or with the arrival of the travellers at Sandy Hook, from which point the tale was to have been carried regularly forward to its conclusion. But a consultation with others has left little more of this plan than the hatter's friends left of his sign. As a vessel was introduced in the first chapter, the cry was for "more ship," until the work has become "all ship;" it actually closing at, or near, the spot where it was originally intended it should commence. Owing to this diversion from the author's design--a design that lay at the bottom of all his projects--a necessity has been created of running the tale through two separate works, or of making a hurried and insufficient conclusion. The former scheme has, consequently, been adopted.
A nano-aquariumA a¬athat is, a small-volume aquariumA a¬arequires special attention because decline in water quality and increased fish stress levels change in inverse proportion as tank sizes become smaller. Two aquarium experts tell hobbyists everything they need to know about setting up a miniature aquarium. All titles in BarronA a¬a s profusely-illustrated " Complete Pet OwnerA a¬a s Manuals " introduce inexperienced and prospective pet owners to the pleasures and duties of pet care. They also make ideal guides for older children having their first experiences as animal caretakers. Attractively illustrated and filled with helpful information, " BarronA a¬a s Complete Pet OwnerA a¬a s Manuals " advise on purchasing, housing, feeding, health careA a¬aand where applicable, grooming and training pets. Each book is individually written by an expertA a¬aa trainer, breeder, veterinarian, or other animal specialist. These manuals cover every popular dog and cat breed, as well as bird varieties, hamsters and other small caged animals, fish varieties for aquarium hobbyists, terrarium pets, and even exotics, such as reptiles, amphibians, and scorpions. All books have 70 or more color photos, and most also have instructive line illustrations.
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