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Aquarium Corals : Selection, Husbandry, and Natural History

Aquarium Corals : Selection, Husbandry, and Natural History Lowest new price: $33.74
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Author: Eric H. Borneman
Brand: TFH

Keeping live corals has been likened to "Bonsai for the Cousteau generation" and "the ultimate underwater gardening experience." Beautiful, bizarre, and among nature's most colorful creations, living corals are now being successfully kept and grown in tens of thousands of home saltwater aquariums.

For the first time, master aquarist Eric Borneman offers an authoritative, comprehensive, and fully illustrated guide to appropriate aquarium species, including a diversity of soft corals, as well as popular and rare large-polyp and small-polyp stony corals. World-class photographs and text reviewed by leading coral biologists and coral keepers guides the reader through the selection and husbandry of hundreds of species.

Features:

  • 700 world-class photographs
  • Jam packed with great advice
  • Reviewed by leading coral biologists

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Puffin Classics)

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Puffin Classics) Lowest new price: $0.40
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Author: Lewis Carroll
Brand: Puffin

They're Puffin Classics for a reason, it's because they're the best.

Follow Alice down the rabbit hole in this topsy turvy adventure!

On an ordinary summer's afternoon, Alice tumbles down a hole and an extraordinary adventure begins. In a strange world with even stranger characters, she meets a rabbit with a pocket watch, joins a Mad Hatter's Tea Party, and plays croquet with the Queen! Lost in this fantasy land, Alice finds herself growing more and more curious by the minute . . .

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  • Puffin

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Nature Aquarium: Complete Works 1985-2009

Nature Aquarium: Complete Works 1985-2009 Lowest new price: $39.43
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Author: Takashi Amano
Brand: Tfh/Nylabone

Nature Aquariums: Complete Works 1985-2009 takes you on a journey through over two decades of the most innovative and breathtaking designs from nature aquarium pioneer Takashi Amano. In this collection of works from the world-renowned aquarist, over 200 vibrant, full-color photos display the captivating beauty of nature aquariums while providing detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to create your own aquatic masterpiece. Along with expert advice on plant and fish selection, water chemistry, and maintenance, the author includes essays outlining aquarium aesthetics and his own personal design philosophies to inspire readers to create their own harmonious and tranquil nature aquarium designs.

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  • UPC: 9780793806492

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Tropical Freshwater Aquarium Fish from A to Z (Compass Guides)

Tropical Freshwater Aquarium Fish from A to Z (Compass Guides) Lowest new price: $6.54
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Author: Ulrich Schliewen
Brand: Schliewen, Ulrich

Literally hundreds of different tropical freshwater fish are shown in vivid color photos and described for aquarium hobbyists. Readers will also find information on general aquarium maintenance. More than 300 color photos. Titles in the Compass Guides series are handsome and practical quick-reference sources for pet owners, pet fanciers, and aquarium and terrarium hobbyists. Books feature brief descriptive profiles of their subject animals, each profile consisting of a color photo, the animal's place of origin, its basic housing and feeding needs, and its physical traits and temperament. In addition to the profiles, each Compass Guide also contains general information on animal species and their families. 200-to-300 color photos and index.

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The New Marine Aquarium

The New Marine Aquarium Lowest new price: $8.01
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Author: Michael S. Paletta
Brand: Unknown

Creating a beautiful, thriving first saltwater aquarium has never been easier, using the natural, simplified methods learned and practiced by the world's leading reef hobbyists. By helping newcomers avoid the pitfalls of outdated, high-maintenance filtration techniques, the author offers an easy-to-follow route to long-term success with live rock, appropriate equipment, aquascaping, disease prevention, and essential husbandry techniques. Includes a photographic guide to selecting fishes, with dozens of hardy choices that are highly recommended for beginning hobbyists or others wanting beautiful, interesting, and long-lived marine species.

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  • Used Book in Good Condition

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Hermit Crab Care: Habitat, Food, Health, Behavior, Shells, and lots more. The complete Hermit Crab Pet Book

Hermit Crab Care: Habitat, Food, Health, Behavior, Shells, and lots more. The complete Hermit Crab Pet Book Lowest new price: $7.97
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Author: Charles Sure

Hermit Crab Care - The complete book for anyone wishing to own and care for these amazing creatures. It's a detailed step by step book covering everything you need to know written by an expert. Guaranteed to answer all your questions from selecting the perfect hermit crab, shells, food and diet, habitat, health, behaviour and lots more - plus importantly what a lot of other book miss out is what you should avoid so you give your hermit crab the best possible life. Here is how to ensure they are happy and healthy. Plus what to do if they become ill. Hermit crabs make fantastic pets. They are easy to look after if you know these secrets and their unique characteristics make them wonderful to watch and enjoy. Let our expert take you by the hand and help you in selecting the proper housing, bringing your crab home. Learn about the noises they make and what they do to entertain themselves! Plus you can even join our free forum and connect with other hermit crab owners (all the details inside this book).... It is written in an easy to read and understandable style. Perfect for anyone looking to own a hermit crab. They really are amazing creatures.

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The 101 Best Freshwater Nano Species: How to Choose & Keep Hardy, Brilliant, Fascinating Nano Fishes, Plants & Invertebrates (Adventurous Aquarist Guide™)

The 101 Best Freshwater Nano Species: How to Choose & Keep Hardy, Brilliant, Fascinating Nano Fishes, Plants & Invertebrates (Adventurous Aquarist Guide™) Lowest new price: $11.63
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Author: Mark Denaro

Freshwater nano tanks, or tanks under 20 gallons as the authors define them, have become increasingly popular over the past few years. There are hundreds of species available to aquarium keepers on a regular basis, so figuring out which ones to choose for these specialized tanks can be a daunting task. The 101 Best Freshwater Nano Species is the only field guide that helps you choose and keep fishes, plants, and invertebrates specifically for nano tanks. Written by two leading experts in the field of nano tanks, this fully illustrated guide will prepare you to keep these wonderful and fascinating animals successfully.

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Koi (Complete Pet Owner's Manual)

Koi (Complete Pet Owner's Manual) Lowest new price: $6.83
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Author: George Blasiola
Brand: Barron's Educational Series

In Japan, breeding Koi--a colorful fish in the carp family--is an art form. This book speaks to its increased popularity in America with information on maintaining a garden pond and proper care of the fish. Heavily illustrated with vivid color photos and instructive line art, Barron's Complete Pet Owner's Manuals show and inform pet owners regarding proper care of dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians, small caged animals--virtually every creature that is kept as a pet. The books give advice on purchasing and otherwise acquiring a pet, feeding it nutritiously, keeping it in good health, and where applicable, grooming and training it. Each book in this large series is individually written by a specialist, and though the information is authoritative, the text is clear and straightforward, easy for every pet owner to understand.

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500 Freshwater Aquarium Fish: A Visual Reference to the Most Popular Species

500 Freshwater Aquarium Fish: A Visual Reference to the Most Popular Species Lowest new price: $16.96
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Author: Greg Jennings

Praise for the hardcover edition:
"For users looking for specific information on freshwater aquarium fish this will be a useful and interesting resource."
--American Reference Books Annual 2007

"Any home or library collection strong in aquarium references -- and many a fish store -- will find this packed with in-depth detail perfect for setting up an aquarium."
--The Midwest Book Review

This comprehensive full-color reference covers 500 of the most popular freshwater aquarium fish. It provides concise at-a-glance information on their behavior, diet and breeding along with guidance and recommendations on setting up a freshwater aquarium.

Substantive and well organized for easy navigation, the book satisfies a wide of needs. Beginners can start their hobby with confidence and experienced keepers can use the book as an authoritative reference.

The most important update of this edition is that species names have been changed in accordance with the latest international revisions, made to take into account recent DNA information. In all, about 120 names are updated.

Freshwater Aquarium Fish is a "window shopping" trip guided by an aquarium specialist ready to offer advice. The directory details every species appropriate for a freshwater aquarium. While most require a heated aquarium, other varieties can be kept in an unheated one (such as bloodfin tetras, white clouds and the beginner classic, goldfish).

The book organizes the freshwater aquarium species in major groups, among them: Cichlids (such as angelfish and discus); Catfish; Cyprinids (such as barbs, danios, koi and goldfish); Characoids (such as tetras, neons and piranhas); Loaches and suckers; Gouramis (such as bettas, paradise fish and snakeheads); Rainbow fish and blue-eyes; and Livebearers (such as mollies and platies).

This comprehensive and useful reference is from a highly respected fish keeper with more than 50 years' experience. His advice and guidance will be welcomed by amateur fish keepers of any age and expertise.

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Encyclopedia of Aquarium & Pond Fish

Encyclopedia of Aquarium & Pond Fish Lowest new price: $17.20
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List price: $24.95
Author: David Alderton
Brand: DK ADULT

Lavishly illustrated, comprehensive, and accessible, this is the first book on the market to provide care and identification information on all types of fish for every possible environment, from indoor aquariums to outdoor ponds. The Encyclopedia of Aquarium & Pond Fish contains a directory of more than 800 of the most popular pet fish species—freshwater, saltwater, coldwater, and tropical—showing not only what each fish looks like, but what food they eat, which species they can cohabitate with, how big they grow, and much more.

The book also includes a thorough guide to the general principles of fish care, from choosing the right type of fish for your lifestyle, to constructing a tank or pond, to setting up a complete ecosystem with multiple fish and plant species. With beautiful, full-color photographs to accompany the incredible wealth of information, it’s both a joy to look through and an indispensable resource for any fishkeeping enthusiast.

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  • DK ADULT

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