Aquariums

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  • Aquariums

    1. 1. Aquariums by Joseph Weitz 06/06/09 Joseph Weitz
    2. 2. Estimate Number of People who Keep Aquariums in World 06/06/09 Joseph Weitz
    3. 3. Why you should consider keeping fish: They are cool Happiness 06/06/09 Joseph Weitz
    4. 4. Why do so many Doctors’ offices have big fish tanks? 06/06/09 Joseph Weitz
    5. 5. Studies have shown that watching aquariums reduces stress. 06/06/09 Joseph Weitz
    6. 6. Ancient fish ponds China Rome Assyria Sumeria 06/06/09 Joseph Weitz
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    8. 8. <ul><li>Choosing a tank </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding Filtration </li></ul><ul><li>Lighting </li></ul><ul><li>4) Set-up </li></ul>06/06/09 Joseph Weitz
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    10. 10. Fish Bowls 06/06/09 Joseph Weitz
    11. 11. Glass vs. Acrylic <ul><li>Pros about glass: </li></ul><ul><li>Cheap </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to clean </li></ul><ul><li>Cons: </li></ul><ul><li>Heavier than Acrylic </li></ul><ul><li>Pros about acrylic: </li></ul><ul><li>Stronger than glass </li></ul><ul><li>Clearer viewing with less distortion </li></ul><ul><li>Cons: </li></ul><ul><li>Expensive </li></ul><ul><li>Scratches Easily </li></ul>06/06/09 Joseph Weitz
    12. 12. Standard ( Rectangle ) <ul><li>Bow Front Aquarium </li></ul><ul><li>(convex front wall) </li></ul>Hexagonal 06/06/09 Joseph Weitz
    13. 13. Filtration <ul><li>Power filter </li></ul><ul><li>Undergravel </li></ul><ul><li>Canister </li></ul><ul><li>Wet/Dry Filters </li></ul><ul><li>Box </li></ul><ul><li>Sponge </li></ul>06/06/09 Joseph Weitz
    14. 14. Power vs. Undergravel <ul><li>Power Filter </li></ul><ul><li>Undergravel Filter </li></ul>06/06/09 Joseph Weitz
    15. 15. Power Filter <ul><li>Benefits: </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to clean/replace filter medium </li></ul><ul><li>Works better overall (Controversial though) </li></ul><ul><li>Cons: </li></ul><ul><li>Can be noisy </li></ul><ul><li>More expensive than Undergravel </li></ul>06/06/09 Joseph Weitz
    16. 16. Undergravel <ul><li>Benefits: </li></ul><ul><li>Relatively cheap </li></ul><ul><li>You get what you pay for </li></ul><ul><li>Cons: </li></ul><ul><li>Cleaning is a pain </li></ul><ul><li>Gets clogged with improper upkeep </li></ul><ul><li>Possibly a lethal bacteria cultivator </li></ul>06/06/09 Joseph Weitz
    17. 17. Lighting <ul><li>Incandescent </li></ul><ul><li>Flourescent </li></ul><ul><li>Pros: </li></ul><ul><li>Cheap </li></ul><ul><li>Bright </li></ul><ul><li>Cons: </li></ul><ul><li>Produce a lot of heat </li></ul><ul><li>Not energy efficient </li></ul><ul><li>Do not use incandescent (unless on small tank) </li></ul><ul><li>Pros: </li></ul><ul><li>Emulates sun’s rays </li></ul><ul><li>Makes fish appear more vibrant and colorful </li></ul><ul><li>Enhances tank appearance overall </li></ul><ul><li>Cons: </li></ul><ul><li>Somewhat expensive ($8-20) </li></ul>06/06/09 Joseph Weitz
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    19. 19. Steps in setting up an aquarium: <ul><li>Place in safe spot </li></ul><ul><li>Rinse and add gravel </li></ul><ul><li>Add decorations </li></ul><ul><li>Fill with water </li></ul><ul><li>If using artificial plants, position them in tank </li></ul><ul><li>Turn filters and heaters on (if used) and let it run about a week. </li></ul>06/06/09 Joseph Weitz
    20. 20. Important Things to Keep In Mind After Set-up <ul><li>Be sure to let tank cycle </li></ul>06/06/09 Joseph Weitz
    21. 21. Important Things to Keep In Mind After Set-up <ul><li>Be sure to let tank cycle </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fishless Cycle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cultivation Method </li></ul></ul>06/06/09 Joseph Weitz
    22. 22. Do Not Rush the Cycle!!! 06/06/09 Joseph Weitz
    23. 23. Warnings <ul><li>1 gallon of fresh water is about 8.36 pounds </li></ul><ul><li>A filled 10 gallon tank weighs around 100 lbs. </li></ul><ul><li>Never move a filled fish tank! </li></ul>*Even teamwork should not be utilized to move a filled fish tank! 06/06/09 Joseph Weitz
    24. 24. Commonly just called “betta” 06/06/09 Joseph Weitz
    25. 25. Good Fish to Start With 06/06/09 Joseph Weitz bettas guppies goldfish No filtration needed Filtration recommended Filtration Recommended Diet: Dried pellets Diet: Tropical Fish flakes Diet: Fish flakes No heater needed Heater needed No heater needed
    26. 26. Poecilia reticulata 06/06/09 Joseph Weitz
    27. 27. Aquariums have come a long way 06/06/09 Joseph Weitz
    28. 28. The END 06/06/09 Joseph Weitz

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