A very big welcome to the "Tropical Fish Keeping Journal Book Edition One" for every tropical Fish Hobbyist and Dedicated Aquarist from around the World. Each edition covers a series of special features on the hobby, for a successful tropical fish keeping experience.
In this issue of the “Tropical Fish Keeping Journal” book edition one, we cover; the history of tropical fish keeping and the unmistakable contribution made by our Victorian Ancestors. Helping new aquarists get started. Choosing the correct themes and styles for the aquarist’s planned aquarium(s). Choosing the right sized fish tank, including the supporting stand required for the job and the importance of positioning the aquarium in the right place.
TABLE OF CONTENTS INSIDE THIS ISSUE
INTRODUCTION - Authors introduction to the Tropical Fish Keeping Journal Book Editions
SHORT HISTORY OF THE PASTIME - A brief History of the hobby and the unmistakable contributions made by our Victorian Ancestors
GETTING STARTED IN THE HOBBY - Helping new aquarists to get started in the hobby and becoming familiar with the products
AQUARIUM STYLES - Choosing the correct themes and styles for the Aquarists planned aquarium(s)
AQUARIUM SIZES AND STANDS - Choosing the right sized fish tank, including the supporting stand requirements
AQUARIUM LOCATIONS - A guide to ensuring your aquarium is positioned in a safe and appropriate location
TROPICAL FISH SPECIES - Editors choice featuring a selection of tropical fish species accompanied with fact files
AQUATIC PLANT SPECIES - Editors choice featuring a selection of aquatic plant species accompanied with fact files
BREEDING LIVEBEARER GUPPIES - The Aquarists quick guide to successfully breeding and rearing livebearer Guppies
AQUARISTS PRODUCTS GUIDE - Featuring essential star aquatic products of note for today's tropical fish hobbyist
AQUARISTS REFERENCE TABLES - Sets of essential reference tables for aquarists including Gallons, Litres, Aquarium Sizes, Filtration and more in every journal edition, plus mathematical formulas
AQUARISTS BOOK GUIDE - Essential books and magazines worth reading and acquiring covering the hobby
AQUARISTS DIRECTORY - Useful web sites and web addresses for aquarists in relation to the pastime
AUTHOR'S MARINE BIOGRAPHY
Alastair Agutter is one of a select few world-wide to successfully breed Wild Discus (symphysodon) species King of the Aquarium in captivity and an authority on these tropical fish species and others, as an accomplished Best Selling Author of Specialist Books Internationally.
Alastair began keeping and breeding tropical fish as a hobbyist from the age of just 9 years back in 1967 (nearly 50 years ago) and has successfully bred many species. He was one of the very first Aquarists in the United Kingdom breeding cichlids from the Great Lakes (Malawi and Tanganyika) in the early and mid-nineteen-seventies.
His enthusiasm as a dedicated Aquarist continues today with a number of projects underway; including the development of new biological filtration systems (Polyatomic-ion Biological Reactors), to help improve the success survival rate for keeping thriving plants with tropical fish species. Other projects include breeding a number of endangered species including original strains of the symphysodon family and other smaller indigenous species native to South America mainly inhabiting the Great River Amazon.
Alastair also continues today designing and making his very own aquariums and equipment for his projects, and also endeavours to write more tropical fish hobbyist reference books as a freelance full-time author, in the interests of further serving the local and wider Community Internationally.
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