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Gregory Skomal PhD
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2 Jan 2007 For Dummies
Demystifies aquarium setup and maintenance Combine and care for a wide variety of marine fish and invertebrates Dive into the colorful world of saltwater fish! This fun, friendly guide gives you easy step–by–step instructions for choosing and caring for these amazing animals. You get the latest on feeding, tank upkeep, filtering systems, maintaining live rock, and preventing algae build–up, as well as what not to include in your aquarium. Discover how to Choose the best fish and equipment Get your tank up and running Maintain proper water conditions Keep your fish happy and healthy Avoid tank pitfalls Keep a brackish aquarium

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  • Paperback: 360 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 2nd Edition edition (2 Jan 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470068051
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470068052
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 18.7 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 14,321 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Demystifies aquarium setup and maintenance Combine and care for a wide variety of marine fish and invertebrates Dive into the colorful world of saltwater fish! This fun, friendly guide gives you easy step–by–step instructions for choosing and caring for these amazing animals. You get the latest on feeding, tank upkeep, filtering systems, maintaining live rock, and preventing algae build–up, as well as what not to include in your aquarium. Discover how to Choose the best fish and equipment Get your tank up and running Maintain proper water conditions Keep your fish happy and healthy Avoid tank pitfalls Keep a brackish aquarium

About the Author

Dr. Gregory Skomal is an accomplished marine biologist, underwater explorer, photographer, aquarist, and author. He has been a fisheries biologist with the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries since 1987 and currently heads up the Massachusetts Shark Research Program. Greg holds a master’s degree in marine biology from the University of Rhode Island and a PhD from the Boston University Marine Program in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. His research has spanned multiple fish habitats around the globe, taking him from the frigid waters of the Arctic Circle to coral reefs in the tropical Central Pacific. He has written numerous scientific research papers and has appeared in a number of film and television documentaries, including programs for the National Geographic Channel, Discovery Channel, ESPN, and CBS. Although his research passion for the last 23 years has been sharks, he has been an avid aquarist for more than 30 years and has written nine books on aquarium keeping. His home and laboratory are on the island of Martha’s Vineyard off the coast of Massachusetts.

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing black & white photos 27 Dec 2006
Format:Paperback
Whilst this book is undoubtedly useful to the beginner, which I was when I bought it, the fact that all the photos are in black & white is a major drawback.

Overall the book is easy to read and full of useful tips, although now i am more experiemced I would have to disagree with some of his advice. For example I think that a UV sterilizer is a must to prevent disease in the tank.

To accompany this book I thoroughly recommend you also buy a book called Marine Fishes by Scott W Michael. Illustrated in full colour, it covers over 500 species of fish and gives you lots of useful information to assist you in choosing the correct fish for your aquarium
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book 27 April 2005
Format:Paperback
Typical DUMMIES book. Well written, broken up into manageable sections. There are no colour pictures for you to look at but the book takes you from deciding what tank and equipment to buy through the setup and onto keeping and enjoying your aquarium. It is easy to read and refer back to in times of questions which will happen often from selecting which fish to buy to diseases. Good book to buy for a beginner
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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Everything is explained in simple terms, advice is given to keep beginners away from difficult fish and ideas. Quick reference tables for those things you keep forgetting about, eg how much ........ A very handy book to have around.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for beginners 7 Aug 2013
By Panos
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This book really contains a lot of information about saltwater aquariums. There is a step by step guide to build your own aquarium, which is really helpful. I believe it is a very good reference for the beginner and I am planning to follow it in order to build my first 180lit aquarium. I have also bought "Your FIrst Marine Aquarium", which is also really good, but this one is much more complete and detailed. The only drawback I can think of is the absence of any reference to LED lighting.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Marine Must Have 20 Jun 2013
By Carpguy
Format:Kindle Edition
I am new to marine tank keeping. So I have purchased three books by Phd's the first two lost me in their "Mumbo jumbo" this book is so good I have bought it twice, once for my Kindle and then the paperback. If you are new to the Marine world BUY THIS BOOK.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just what I was looking for ! 20 Feb 2014
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This is one of the best marine book I have read for a beginner like me tells you every think you need to do to get started and much more .
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5.0 out of 5 stars Saltwater Aquariums for dummies 18 Jan 2014
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I love this book, everything in layman's terms, clear and concise. This range of books are so useful. I would recommend this for anyone starting up a salt water tank.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great ideal for all levels 10 Jan 2014
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The way the book is laid out is ideal not only as a guide for a beginner but also as a good reference book for all levels.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Very useful
Another hit for the 'dummies' section in your library. Straight forward no nonsense. A very good starter for this hobby.
Published 5 months ago by A. J. Goatley
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent
very useful for checking fish compatibility, water temps, chemicals good for a novice. pictures very good giving good examples of fish
Published 6 months ago by Ms J. Bouskill
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Hi have now started my aquarium with the help of this book and will continue to use it as reference
Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what was needed
A brilliant book for someone like me who was starting a project from scratch and knew very little about it! Read more
Published 7 months ago by terry martyn
5.0 out of 5 stars thank you
I love this book!! I am constantly refering to it as Im a marine newbie. It is cram packed with great information. Makes marine fishkeeping understandable. Thank you
Published 9 months ago by americanmary
4.0 out of 5 stars Is what it says it is!
Like most dummies books this is more of a reference book which is very good.
Very easy to understand & navigate ( you don't have to read from beginning to end, can pick... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Mrs D M Donovan
5.0 out of 5 stars REALLY GOOD
Excellent book ( in line with the othe for dummies series ) still reading this good tips how to get rid of bristle worms!
Published 10 months ago by dusty
5.0 out of 5 stars Great introduction!
I bought this as a gift for a friend who is just starting his first salt water aquarium and was delighted. Found it very useful and informative a very good book.
Published 11 months ago by Si
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