FAQ: Beginning Fishkeeping

contributed by Thomas Narten

Welcome to the wonderful world of aquariums. This FAQ provides advice and guidance to help insure success in your endeavor. Though this document is designed for a first freshwater aquarium (saltwater people: make sure to read the SALTWATER BEGINNER FAQ), there is much information applicable to both freshwater and saltwater aquaria.

This FAQ is a work in progress; if there is anything you feel we've left out, please drop a suggestion to the author or the FAQ Working Group, and we'll see if we can add it in on the next release. The FAQ Team


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Table Of Contents

Before You Buy...

Setting Up Your Tank...

Setting Up Your Fish...

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