Interactions between organisms and the water environment
Checking abiotic factors
Different types of natural ecosystems
Brackish water ecosystems
City or Municipal domestic water supplies
Well or bore water
Water quality in the aquarium ecosystem
Water treatment options
Plants and nutrients
Pollution in an aquarium
Water Quality and Management
Tank capacity/Tank size
Maintaining a Balanced Nitrogen Cycle
Changing the Water
How to avoid Overfeeding
Gas Exchange in the Aquarium
Moving Your Aquarium Safely
Equipment and System Design
Learn about the equipment and systems for different aquariums
Aquarium Light Timer (optional)
Heaters and Thermometers
Plants and Decorations
Water and Other Additives
Adding the Fish
Suitable Inhabitants for Your Aquarium
Determine appropriate species of animal and plant life to introduce into an aquarium.
Freshwater fish types
Freshwater Aquarium Plants
Cold Water Plants
Tropical Fresh Water Plants
Brackish Water Plants
Saltwater Fish Types
Saltwater (Marine) Aquarium Plants
Fish Health and Diseases
Fish Diet Related Problems
Vitamin and Mineral Deficiency
Origin of Diseases
Common Signs of an Unhealthy Tank
Diseases Caused by Water Quality and Chemistry Problems
Water Contamination and Poisoning
Ammonia and Nitrate Poisoning
Oxygen Starvation – Hypoxia
Pathogenic Disease Causes
Genetic Diseases and Disorders
Treatment of Diseases and Parasites
How to establish a freshwater tank
Tank Selection and Decorations
Setting up Tank Décor
Setting up Planted Tanks
Electricity and Aquarium Set-up
Filters and Air Pumps
Lighting and Hood
Selection and Addition of Fish
Cleaning and Maintenance
Simple Saltwater Tanks
How to establish a saltwater tank
Saltwater Tank Cycling
Basic Equipment for saltwater tanks
Heaters and Thermometres
Selection and Addition of Fish and Other Invertebrates
Cleaning and Maintenance
Critical Parameters Affecting Salinity
How concentrations of ions affect salinity
How temperature affects salinity
Learn how to maintain a tank
Correct Tank Set-Up and Maintenance
Checking the Lighting
Checking the Temperature
Checking and Maintaining Water Quality
Regular Water Changes
Fish Reproduction and Behaviour
Tank Set-up and General Requirements
Early Stages – Selecting and Conditioning the Pair
Hatching the Raising Fry
Breeding and Genetics
Cultivating Your Own Food
Fish Legality in Different Countries
Ultraviolet (UV) Sterilisation
Cleaning and Maintenance
Maintenance of Plants
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