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Publication Date: May 17, 2013
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I can't give this book 5 stars because I know nothing about setting up a salt water aquarium. There might be better books out there but this one is good as far as I am concerned. I love the idea of setting up an aquarium with salt water fish because they are so beautiful and exotic to someone who has never seen the ocean, is afraid of swimming, and is in the oceanless center of the US.The books includes: setting up the tank, equipment you will need, rocks that can be used that the salt water won't dissolve, cost, explains the nitrogen cycle, acclimating new fish, how to keep the tank clean, food, how to set it up while on vacation, how to test the water and keep the chemicals balanced, supplements, tanks, diseases, controlling algea, and tips.There are some color pictures of fish but they are rather small. My favorite aquarium books have lots of big bright fish pictures and descriptions but they have all been of fresh water aquariums. I have had many fresh water aquariums over the years but my greatest success has been with the common guppy. LOL So I will continue to dream of having a clown fish swimming around beutiful rocks and coral.
If you are considering giving a salt water fish tank this book is a great place to start. I knew that salt water tanks were more "fussy" than fresh, but I had no idea how much was involved!Just a few of the topics covered include: live rock, good, illnesses & what to do while you are away from home for several days.My only complaint is the lack of pictures of healthy fish that are good choices for a home aquarium.There are several pictures of fish sick with various diseases, which I found very helpful.
This offering is by no means the perfect book for a person trying to evaluate if they are ready to establish a saltwater aquarium. Perfect? No. A great bargain though.What I love about this introductory (64-page) volume:1 - Easy, conversational tone. Not gabby or cute, but easy to follow without having to frequently pause.2 - A generous quantity of excellent color photographs and illustrations. Very tastefully presented.3 - A detailed itemized cost for starting a saltwater aquarium, as compared to a freshwater. Very important and very useful.What I wish had been done, though, is that a professional editor had pored through the grammar. In at least one case, an apostrophe is not used when needed. In another, a comma is used within a word, wherein now becomes no,w. These errors are not terribly frequent, but are common enough to give only four stars.In the final analysis, though, I am grateful for being able to buy Set Up Your Own Saltwater Aquarium, for it is the best book in its category. Make this purchase BEFORE rushing out to invest several hundred dollars in a hobby you might not enjoy.
Very informative, I recommend also reading books more dedicated to corals, inverts and fish to learn more about your tank inhabitants .This is a good foundation before you branch out into more focused books
It priced right for the information it contains. It gives a good overview of setting up a fish tank but lacks any detailed information. It gets of topic by talking about fresh water tanks. The chapters tend to be choppy and end abruptly. It seems to be a work in progress and not a complete book.
This has just about everything you need to start up your own tank, though I did some checking and some of the equipment prices within the book are off by 10 dollars at the most.
All in all a very good read but, it's missing details on certain aspects like sump tanks and the various advantages of having it.
This is my 3rd book and first tank. Good info for beginning And some cost info took. I was happy with this book
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