10 Enclosure Components: Lid/Condenser Why?Keeps fish from jumping outPrevents evaporationProtects lightsConsiderations:Access to tankKeep clean of debris
11 Enclosure Components: Lighting Why?Plant GrowthCoral GrowthVisualizing the FishFish healthConsiderations:Fixtures/ballastPhotoperiod: Use timers 12hoursTypes of bulbs (size, wavelength): Mostly fluorescent full spectrum bulbs that simulate daylight at noonReflectors
17 Filtration Systems Mechanical Biological Chemical Filtration: Types: Wool, spongeCeramics, sponges, rocks(SURFACE AREA!!)Charcoal, zeolitePurpose:Remove large particulate wasteRemoves fish waste productsRemoves odors, discoloration, toxins, and some waste products
18 Filtration Systems Considerations Tank size Stocking capacity Water flowBreedingAeration
34 Picture from Jeremy Gay’s The Perfect Aquarium NutritionKnow your fishObserve mouthUse dry food as stapleSupplement with fresh/frozen foodsDo not overfeedPicture from Jeremy Gay’s The Perfect Aquarium
35 Maintenance Daily: Feed Monitor Lighting Weekly: Replace evaporation Water testingClean algaeEmpty protein skimmer
37 Additional Considerations Personal SafetyEuthanasiaEnvironmental ImpactVeterinary Care
38 ReferencesAxelrod, Herbert. Handbook of Tropical Aquarium Fishes. Neptune City: TFH PublicationsBorneman, Eric. Aquarium Corals: Selection, Husbandry, and Natural History. Neptune City: T.H.F. PublicationsFenner, Robert M. The Conscientious Marine Aquarist. Neptune city: T.F.H PublicationsGay, Jeremy. The Perfect Aquarium: The Complete Guide to Setting Up and Maintaining an Aquarium. New York: Reader’s DigestHawkins, A.D. Aquarium Systems. London: Academic Press
39 ReferencesHemdal, Jay F. Aquarium Fish Breeding. New York: Barron’sHiscock, Peter. Encyclopedia of Aquarium Plants. New York: Barron’sSandford, Gina. The Tropical Aquarium. New York: Barron’sStoskopf, Michael. Fish Medicine. Philadelphia: W.B. Sauders CoTullock, John. Water Chemistry for the Marine Aquarium. New York: Barron’s
41 I can help you get some hands-on experience! Thank You! Questions?If you would like to learn more about fish (as well as coral and amphibian) husbandry, please contact me atI can help you get some hands-on experience!
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