Living works of art, freshwater aquariums bring nature inside. They're fascinating, soothing, and mesmerizing, but designing and creating an aquarium can be time-consuming. This book shows you step-by-step and fish-by-fish how to create a beautiful, harmonious aquarium that mimics a natural habitat and fosters healthy fish and plant life. It includes:
- More than 80 detailed recipes for aquariums of different types and sizes, depicting a variety of natural freshwater environments from five continents
- Specific aquarium model designs in which fish and plants flourish, maintenance is easy, and the aquarium enhances the home
- Design considerations, including space limitations, backgrounds, and aquascaping ideas
- A 16-page color insert that's an inspiring catalog of fish and plant varieties
- The basics of aquarium setup and maintenance
With these model designs and this information, your fish and plants will coexist beautifully in their freshwater habitat and your aquarium will provide years of captivating, calming enjoyment.