The COMPLETE guide to Aquariums

The COMPLETE guide to Aquariums

The COMPLETE guide to Aquariums

The word aquarium originates from the ancient Latin language, “aqua” meaning water and the suffix “rium” meaning place or building. Aquariums are beautiful and look good anywhere!

Home aquariums are becoming more and more popular, it is a hobby that many people are flocking too and fish shops are on the rise. Fish are generally easy to keep although do they need quite a bit of attention. Puppies and kittens were the typical pet but now fish are becoming more and more frequent in house holds. In recent years fish shops have noticed a great increase in the rise of people wanting to purchase aquariums and fish, the boom has been great for local shops as the fish industry hasn’t been such a great industry before now.

Home aquariums can be as small and simple as you like or they can be huge and intensive set ups that require hours each week of maintenance. A home aquarium can be a great experience for all the family and it is something that they can all join in, although keep the children away from the poisonous fish, and the fish waste!

Topics in this course include:

•Aquarium Accessories


and much, much more!

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  1. Welcome to the COMPLETE guide to Aquariums. In this course you will find up to date information that will help you make the best decisions and choices when purchasing your aquarium.
  2. Chapter 1: Aquarium Accessories

    Aquariums need to be filled with accessories, not just for decoration but for the fish’s or other animals own survival.
  3. Chapter 2: Aquarium Cabinets

    Aquarium cabinets often come with tanks when they are purchased from a fish shop.
  4. Chapter 3: Aquarium Equipment

    Aquariums are not just a tank and a stand, the aquarium has to be filled with certain equipment such as heaters and filters.
  5. Chapter 4: Aquarium Filters

    There are two different kinds of filters; there are external filtration systems and internal filters. Internal filters are used in salt water and fresh water aquariums.
  6. Chapter 5: Aquarium Heaters

    Heating in an aquarium is essential for fresh water and salt water fish.
  7. Chapter 6: Aquarium Hoods

    When you have an aquarium you need to have lighting set up and to do this you need to have somewhere to put it.
  8. Chpater 7: Aquarium Lighting

    Aquariums need light for the fish to survive, this doesn’t matter if it is a freshwater set up or a marine set up. There are however different types of lights available for each one.
  9. Chapter 8: Aquarium Ornaments

    Aquarium ornaments aren’t there to add any benefits to the fish, they are just for you to add some decoration in the tank.
  10. Chapter 9: Aquarium Plants

    Aquariums plants are not crucial when it comes to setting up a new aquarium but they do help adding attractive features to it.
  11. Chapter 10: Aquarium Pumps

    A pump is something that isn’t essential in an aquarium set up but it is desirable as this causes more oxygen for the fish.
  12. Chapter 11: Aquarium Stands

    Aquarium stands are a great thing to have in your home when you have an aquarium.
  13. Aquariums are built from specially enforced glass to make sure that when the water is added to the tank and all the equipment and the fish are in, the tank doesn’t fall apart and end up all over the floor.
  14. Chapter 13: Aquarium Shops

    Aquarium shops are becoming more popular, there is now at least two in each mid sized town. F
  15. Chapter 14: Aquarium Suppliers

    Tanks and tank stands are not hard to come by.
  16. Chapter 15: Freshwater Aquarium Fish

    Freshwater tanks are a lot easier to maintain than a saltwater aquarium.
  17. Chapter 16: Tropical Fish Aquarium

    Tropical fish are beautiful and are brilliant for keeping at home provided that they have the right habitat.
  18. You can walk into your local pet store and buy a plain tank and a hood, then purchase all the lighting and accessories and then the fish to go with it.
  19. Chapter 18: Marine Aquariums

    You basically have to be a chemist to do a marine aquarium set up, they require a lot of dedication time and effort, you are looking at about half a hour per day at least.
  20. Chapter 19: Tropical Aquarium

    Tropical Aquariums are for keeping tropical fish, but you can have two different types of fish, saltwater or freshwater.
  21. Chapter 20: Reef Aquarium

    When choosing the route that you want to follow when it comes to aquariums a reef set up is probably one of the more complex set ups that you can choose.
  22. Chapter 21: Saltwater Aquarium

    Saltwater aquariums are for fish that can only live in salt water obviously.

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