Author Ray Hunziker, longtime editor of Tropical Fish Hobbyist magazine and lifelong fish keeper, is the ideal tutor for aquarists looking to take a dive into the saltwater end of the tank! Marine Aquariums begins with a discussion of seawater and water quality, the most critical part of keeping marine fishes happily swimming (and breathing) in their tank. Hunziker continues with a step-by-step explanation of setting up a marine aquarium, discussing aquarium types, the number of fishes for the size tank selected, siting the tank, stands, substrates, temperature, lighting, filtration and décor.
The chapter on stocking and maintaining the tank discussing purchasing healthy, vibrant fish, acclimatizing them to the tank, feeding them, and monitoring the tank on a regular basis. An elaborate chapter on the various types of saltwater fishes available, “Ideal Fish for Your Marine Aquarium, “details and illustrates nearly 70 fishes divided into the following categories: moray eels, squirrelfish and soldierfish, lion fish, groupers, cardinalfish, butterflyfish, angelfish, damselfish, hawkfish, wrasses, jawfish, gobies, surgeonfish, and triggerfish. The final chapter discusses keeping fish healthy, including the signs of illness, treating various ailments, and setting up a quarantine tank for affected fish. Resources, glossary, index included.
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This latest addition to the Fish Keeping Made EasyTM series is the only book you’ll need for a beautiful and successful marine aquarium. Author Ray Hunziker brings more than thirty years of fish keeping experience to Marine Aquariums and details each stage of creating the perfect aquatic arena, from setting up the tank and selecting fish, to keeping your fish healthy. Beginning and intermediate aquarists will learn from a professional how to choose the proper tank equipment, achieve the correct salinity level, and select compatible sea creatures. Turn your dream aquarium into a reality with this informative guide.About the Author:
Ray Hunziker has three decades of marine and freshwater fish keeping expertise and ten years of publishing experience.
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