The *.Aquaria FAQs: ContentsThe Aquaria FAQs are continually-evolving documents, so we would appreciate hearing of any inaccuracies, suggestions for improvements, volunteer authors, or other general comments. Comments can be sent as e-mail to either the entire group or individual authors of a FAQ or section (see the AUTHOR LIST for the most current addresses). Please, though, don't send us mail asking for help on your algae problem, just comments on the FAQ. Thanks!
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Mirrors and TranslationsA list of offical alternate sites and language translations is available in this section.
Introductory and Newsgroup FAQs (intro)
- Welcome to Rec.aquaria.*:
(posted weekly to rec.aquaria.*)
The FAQs, Other Web Pages, Etiquette for Posting, Acronyms and Terms, and Common newsgroup Q&A.
- Tables of Conversion Factors and other Random Data (*)
- How to FTP (ftp-guide, The Long Version)
Your First Freshwater Aquarium (beginner)
- Contents and Foreword
- Before You Buy...
Equipment -- What's Essential, and Finding Good Fish Stores.
- Setting Up Your Tank...
Preparing your Water, The Nitrogen Cycle, Basic Water Chemistry, and Useful Test Kits.
- Adding Your Fish...
About Fish Stress, Adding and Feeding the Fish, and Partial Water Changes.
- Long Term Success...
Combatting Algae and Snails, What to do About Vacation and Moving, How to Properly Euthanize a Fish, and Breeding Fish.
Beginning Saltwater Aquaria (sw-begin)
Live Plants (plants)
- Basic Questions and Answers
- Quick Introductary Article
- Listing of Common Plants
- CO2 Fertilization
- Heating Cables
- Resources for Aquatic Plants
Disease, Algae and Snails (disease)
- Common Freshwater Diseases
- Table of Saltwater Diseases Diseases
More Detail, Please...
- Good (and Bad) Beginner Fish (firstfish)
- Fish Breeding (posted with firstfish)
- Filtration (filter)
- Live Food (food)
Other Resources (resource)
The FAQ AnnexThis is a collection of detailed articles that are either too detailed to be considered FAQs, or are older versions of material covered in the main FAQ. The Annex is available via WWW or FTP only, sorry. The FAQ Team
The official home site of the FAQ is http://faq.thekrib.com maintained by Erik Olson as part of the The Krib.