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!
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