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The SeaWater Manual: Fundamentals of Water Chemistry for Marine Aquarists
The SeaWater Manual Fundamentals of Water Chemistry for Marine Aquarists Author:Edmund J. Mowka. Jr. A marine aquarium is like a complex living organism. Each component - fish, invertebrates, algae, and even bacteria - must remain healthy to insure continued survival of the total system. — Water is the common bond between everything in the aquarium, and, more than any other factor, the quality of the water affects the health of the system. Ma... more »intenance of excellent water quality should be the first priority of every aquarist.
A few, simple tests can tell if the system is running smoothly or alert us to potential problems. A basic understanding of water chemistry is a valuable asset, especially because it gives us a better appreciation of the importance of water quality.
The popularity of marine aquariums is growing dramatically, as more hobbyists realize that they are no more difficult than fresh water aquariums. Marine fishes are being bred with increasing frequency, offering an exciting challenge to aquarists, both amateur and professional. Marine algae are becoming available, opening endless possibilities in aquarium decor.
The aquarist of today is at the leading edge of an exciting hobby. This book provides the foundation to build upon with personal experience.« less