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The Perfect Aquarium reviewed by a returning fishkeeper.,
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This review is from: The Perfect Aquarium: The Complete Guide to Setting Up and Maintaining an Aquarium (Paperback)
As someone who many years ago kept and bred many species of tropical freshwater fishes,( with an ensuite fish room containing upwards of 50 tanks) but has been out of the hobby for 30 years, I was recently asked to set up a community tank for my grandson. To refresh my memory and , more importantly to catch up with the latest ideas and technology I purchased this book. I found it covered the major points very well and kept me on the right track. It did however feel a little disjointed and I found myself constantly leafing backwards and forwards through it. All told however I consider it to be a worthwhile buy and good value, particularly for a newcomer to the hobby. One puzzling thing- there seems to be a great deal of emphasis on preparing tap water before adding. Does this mean that water companies are adding more chemicals these days?