Preface to the second edition -- Guide to the guide -- A natural choice -- All I want is a tank full of pretty fish -- Beating the odds -- What do I have to have? -- What options do I have? -- What about food? -- There's always an easier way -- Situating the tank -- Fitting and filling the tank -- Starting and operating the filtration system -- Establishing equilibrium -- Cycling : behind the mystique -- Regular maintenance -- A brief overview of aquarium fish species -- What type of tank? -- Which type of fish? -- Stocking rates -- Putting it all together -- Suggested stocking schemes -- Choices -- Resources.
Explains how to set up and maintain a freshwater aquarium, and select fish and other inhabitants.