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Table Of Contents

Chapter 1
How to set up an aquarium
Choosing a spot for your aquarium
Choosing an aquarium
Acrylic or Glass Aquarium
Putting the aquarium in place
Choosing equipment
Lighting
Heating
Filtration
- Mechanical filtration
- Chemical filtration
- Biological filtration
- Other types of filtration
Air Pumps
Decorations
Plants
Water test kit
Setting up the aquarium
Water chemistry
Conditioning water
Cycling
Adding Fish
Tropical fish aquarium problems
Vacation care for your fish
Safety
Chapter 2 – Plants
Choosing plants for your aquarium
Factors that affect plant growth
Water
Substrate
Nutrients
Suitable plants for beginners
Caring for plants
Propagating plants
Algae
Chapter 3 - Fish
Choosing Fish
Biotopes
The Root biotope of South America
The Asian Lowland Still water Biotope
The Community Aquarium
Chapter 4 - Aquarium Maintenance
Daily routine
Checking the fish
Checking the water
Checking the Filter
Feeding the fish
Weekly Routine:
Monthly Routine
The “Old Aquarium” Syndrome
Chapter 5 - Food
Feeding Fish
Flavor and taste
Sound
Smell
Color and Buoyancy of food
Understanding feeding and digestion in fish
Protein
Fatty acids
Fat-soluble carotenoid
Carbohydrates
Vitamins and minerals
Types of food
Live foods
Cultivation of some common live food
Feeding Fry
Feeding Habits
Chapter 6 - Breeding Fish
Spawning Methods
Egg Scatterers
Egg Depositors
Mouth Brooders
Nest Builders
Livebearers
Equipment management while breeding fish
Choosing the parents
Conditioning the parents
Tips for effective breeding
Raising Fry
Failure in Reproduction
Chapter 7 – Diseases
Buying healthy fish
Prevent diseases
Quarantine Aquarium
Columnaris
Gill Disease
Dropsy
Fin-rot
Fungal Infections
Hole in the Head
Pop-Eye
Cloudy Eye
Swim Bladder Disease
Fish Lice
Nematode Worms
Water Quality Induced Diseases
Treating Fish
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