Thiel Book - Table of Contents
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THE MARINE FISH AND INVERT REEF AQUARIUM

Albert J. Thiel

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

PART NO.
Foreword 1
Introduction 1
The Basics 2
The Aquarium 2
Sizing the Aquarium 2
The Stand 2
Aquarium Substrates 2
Other Requirements 2
Artificial Sea Salts 2
Raw or Treated Water 2
Filtration Techniques 3
Biological Filtration 3
Traditional Methods 3
Newer Methods 3
Canister Filters 3
Box or Outside Filters 3
Corner Overflow Filters 3
Trickle Filters General 3
The Filter Itself 3
Advanced Trickle Filters 3
Trickle Filter Biological Media 3
Aeration of the Media 3
Drip Plate Fabrication 3
Space for Other media 3
Built-in Protein Skimmer 3
Min. Biological Surface area 3
Calculating Size of Chamber 3
Denitritying Filters 3
Denitrators 3
Compounds to Lower Nitrates 3
Instrumentation for the Reef 4
pH Meters and Controllers 4
Electrodes 4
Calibrating Electrodes 4
Redox Meters and Electrodes 4
Conductivity Controllers 4
Combination Controllers 4
Temperature Controllers 4
Dissolved Oxygen Meters 4
Carbon Dioxide Diffusion 4
Manual CO2 Diffusion 4
Automated CO2 Diffusion 4
Dosing Pumps 4
Water Changes 4
Manual Water Changes 4
Automatic Water Changers 4
Water Quality Parameters 5
Alkalinity 5
Arsenic 5
Boron 5
Chlorine 5
Copper 5
Cyanide 5
Mercury 5
Phenol 5
Phtalate Esters 5
Lead 5
Pesticides 5
Airborne Pollution 5
Carbon Dioxide 5
Nicotine 5
Iron 5
Permanganates 5
Hydrogen Sulfide 5
Nitrates 5
Phosphates 5
Water Flow in the Reef Tank 6
Designing the water flow 6
Fittings and Valves 7
PART NO.
Testing the Water 8
Suggested Values 8
Carbon dioxide 8
Phosphates 8
Ozone and Ozonizers 8
Copper 8
Carbonate hardness 8
Dissolved Oxygen 8
Ammonia 8
Nitrite 8
Nitrate and Nitrogen Nitrate 8
Salinity, Specific Gravity 8
Pre-treating the Water 8
Reverse Osmosis 8
Deionizers 8
Tangential Flow Filters 8
Activated Carbon 8
Laboratory Water Tests 8
Maintenance and Husbandry 9
Redox Potential 10
Definition 10
Redox Equipment Types 10
Measuring Redox Potential 10
What Lowers the Redox 10
Increasing the Redox 10
Protein Skimmers 10
Permanganates 10
Ozone 10
Iodine 10
Suggested Redox Levels 10
Redox Chart 10
Working with Redox Levels 10
Influencing the Redox 10
Heating and Cooling the Tank 11
Where Does Heat Come From 11
Heater Types 11
Cooling Units 11
Lighting Over the Reef Tank 12
Introduction 12
Lighting Requirements 12
Remarks on Installation 12
Conclusion 12
Ozone 13
When Should You Use It 13
How Is It Produced 13
Injecting Ozone 13
Using Redox Controllers 13
Conclusion on Ozone 13
Protein Skimmers 13
Types of Skimmers 13
Operating the Skimmer 13
Reactors 14
Oxygen Reactor 14
Ozone Reactor 14
Carbon Dioxide Reactor 14
Molecular Absorption Reactor 14
Carbon Reactor for Air 14
Carbon Reactor for Water 14
X-Nitrate Reactor 14
KH-Reactor 14
Kalkwasser Reactor 14
The Algae 15
Micro-Algae 15
Macro-Algae 15
Symbiotic Algae 15
A Last Word 15
Free Catalog 15
Marine Reef Subscription 15
Supplements Order Form 15
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