Saltwater Fish and Reef Tanks: From Beginner to Expert (Paperback)

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Saltwater Fish and Reef Tanks: From Beginner to Expert (Paperback)


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Saltwater Fish and Reef Tanks is the premier source of information for new and experienced saltwater aquarium owners. If you want a happy, stable, colorful, and healthy saltwater fish tank, you need to read this book. The author is a long-time reef enthusiast who started his first saltwater aquarium setup nearly fifteen years ago. Mr. Blanchard is also a past store owner. Whether you're looking to setup a saltwater reef or a fish only tank, this book was written as an explanation and road-map to success in caring for your aquarium equipment, fish, corals, and invertebrates.

Neil Barnhart called Saltwater Fish and Reef Tanks, "a must have for anyone interested in starting in the hobby," and went on to say he'd been "in the hobby for 5 years now" and can "finally understand things" he was "embarrassed to ask the store guy"

david S. said it is, "Right to the point essential information" and went on to call it, "A must have reference that will make the hobby experience a lot more enjoyable."

Matt Brown said, "great tool to use", "The tables within it are extremely useful", and "I can't think of another book that was as easy and enjoyable to read."

Blaine Hatton said, "it took many mistakes to learn what this book explains. I would recommend it to anyone that is interested in beginning a saltwater aquarium." It "will help save you a lot of headaches and probably lots of money."

Bo Garrett said it provides "motivation and inspiration" and it has "an unbelievable amount of information."

Mr. Blanchard walks the reader through the process of owning a saltwater aquarium setup from the perspective of a beginner. Starting with his first reef tank experience, and ending with a chapter on responsible reef-keeping, the reader is offered a vast amount of information that usually costs the aquarist quite a bit of time and money to obtain; the precise reason most hobbyists give up - within the first year - on owning a beautiful saltwater aquarium.

Not only is almost every aspect of owning your first saltwater fish tank in this book, but Zechariah explains it in an easy-to-understand conversational-tone. The reader is encouraged to make copies of tables provided in the book and use them for maintenance logs, testing logs, and aquarium cost calculations. There is an extensive amount of information about the cycling period, water parameters and testing, necessary equipment, picking healthy livestock, acclimation of livestock, coral coloration, and lots more information on saltwater aquariums.

If you are new to the saltwater aquarium hobby, or just want to brush up on what you've learned about reef tanks over the years, Saltwater Fish and Reef Tanks is the right book for you

Before the Decision to Buy
Deciding on Tank Size
The Aquarium Cycle and Biological Filtration
Setup Checklist
Bringing Home Livestock
Acclimating Livestock
Feeding the Aquarium
Maintaining Your Tank
Water Testing Log Sheet
General Maintenance Log Sheet
Specifics on Water and Water Quality
Selecting Healthy Livestock
Refugiums and Filtration
How to Move an Existing Tank
Using Local Markets to Save Money
Marine Ich and Your Tank
Do I Need Invertebrates?
Responsible Reef-Keeping
and so much more

This is your moment. Make it the turning point for your saltwater aquarium setup. Get a copy right now to see for yourself how Saltwater Fish and Reef Tanks can help you
Zechariah Blanchard is a former store owner who helped hundred of hobbyists - beginner and expert - find solutions to their tank needs. He brought his years of experience as a hobbyist to the classroom when he taught classes at his store - free of charge - so that hobbyists could come together and learn about saltwater aquariums. Mr. Blanchard is a Disruptive Entrepreneur. He enjoys starting businesses in markets with lots of room for rapid advancement. This has led to businesses from pet stores to space research and development companies. He is also the author: "Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship - Keys to the Future of Human Society" - Needlerat Publishing. and "Leading the Curve: Maximize the Efficiency, Productivity, and Adaptability of Your Business"
Product Details ISBN: 9781499203165
ISBN-10: 1499203160
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: April 18th, 2014
Pages: 154
Language: English