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Acidic compounds 18 Aeration 74, 74 Air pump 36

Algae 11, 27, 44, 55, 57, 59, 63, 74, 76, 84, 85, 87, 88, 88, 89, 89, 90, 91, 91, 107, 109, 111, 118, 118, 119, 129, 134, 148, 176, 177 algal blooms 23, 63, 74, 88, 88, 89, 90, 91, 91

blanketweed 90 blue-green 90 brown 90, 91 brush 91, 91, 118 filamentous 89, 90, 90 hair 90 magnet 85 marine 62 pad 85, 89, 90 red 89

scraper 85, 91 single-celled 89, 90 thread 90

treatments 28, 88, 90, 91, 92 liquid 90 Alkaline substances 94 Allelopathy 88, 89

allelochemical 88, 89, 91 Amino acids 75

Ammonia (NH3) 27, 28, 30, 34, 37, 73, 76, 84, 86 test kit 34 Ammonium (NH4+) 27, 28, 30,

66, 75, 77 Ampullarius sp. 92 Aquarium/Tank African pool 112-113 bog aquarium 125, 188 background 97 biotope 22, 116, 123 carbonator 70

coldwater aquarium 110-111 decor 94, 97, 102, 119 artificial 96 caves 96, 97, 120 rocks 96

synthetic 96 tree roots 96 design 97, 98, 98 equipment 104 hardwater aquarium 108-109 Indonesian stream 114-115 low-light aquarium 106-107 mountain stream 116-117 open-topped aquarium 104-

105, 125, 126, 182, 193 paludarium 102-103, 125, 193, 197

silicone sealant 97, 102, 102 Aquascaping 11, 94-121, 122

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 hasnt been such a great industry before now.

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