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Freshwater Aquariums: Basic Aquarium Setup and Maintenance

3.12 of 5 stars 3.12  ·  rating details  ·  8 ratings  ·  5 reviews
For beginning aquatic fancier looking to start out right with fish, Freshwater Aquariums by David Alderton is the ideal primer. A vertebrate that breathe primarily by means of gills and swim by means of fins is the author’s lead-in to the first chapter called “What are Fish?” Alderton builds the reader’s confidence by providing solid information about what fish are anatomi ...more
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published February 1st 2003 by i5 Press
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Benjamin Jackson
Quite informative to beginner, intermediate, pro' and master aquarist.
I enjoyed how the author broke down each level of what comes into play when keeping an aquarium in detail. Easy to read and understand.
The author writes on almost all aquatic aspects to keeping a healthy aquarium and livestock. This is definitely a good purchase!
Bobbi Taniguchi
Really? It's that complicated to keep fish? You have to balance the "air" they breathe? (The gases, with plantings and bacterial cultures and gravel vacuums?) And it's pricey. Hmm. Maybe not. Though it could become a sort of winter substitute for gardening...
Jeannette
I'm considering setting up the aquarium my brother gave me. It's surprisingly relaxing to read about fish. I'll probably start with corydoras and guppies -- they're good beginner fish.
Nanci
Not worth taking the time to read it. Very little information included.
Hilary
Mar 14, 2008 Hilary added it
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Not the best aquarium book I found, but fine. Can't remember the best one now.
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David Alderton is a UK-based writer specialising in pets and natural history topics. Growing up in a home surrounded by pets, he originally trained to become a veterinary surgeon. An allergic dermatitis acquired in his final year of study forced a change of career however, and so led him into the field of writing about pets and their care. He has since become a regular contributor of articles on t ...more
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