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Subject: [FAQ] Aquaria: Read Me First -- Contents

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Archive-name: aquaria/general-faq/README Rec-aquaria-archive-name: general-faq/README Alt-aquaria-archive-name: general-faq/README Sci-aquaria-archive-name: general-faq/README Posting-Frequency: monthly
* This is only a text dump of part of the Aquaria FAQs. * * The web "original" may be more current, is navigatable hypertext, * * and contains enhanced content not available in this posted version! * * http://faq.thekrib.com or http://www.actwin.com/fish/mirror * The *.Aquaria FAQs: Contents The 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! Copyright The FAQs owe their existence to the contributors of the net, and as such it belongs to the readers of rec.aquaria and alt.aquaria. Articles with attributions are copyrighted by their original authors. Copies of the FAQs can be made freely, as long as it is distributed at no charge, and the disclaimers and the copyright notice are included. Mirrors and Translations A 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 * Introduction * 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) * Introduction * Setup * The Fish * Long Term Success Live Plants (plants) * Basic Questions and Answers * Quick Introductary Article * Listing of Common Plants * Lighting * CO2 Fertilization * Heating Cables * Resources for Aquatic Plants Disease, Algae and Snails (disease) * Common Freshwater Diseases * Table of Saltwater Diseases Diseases * Algae * Snails More Detail, Please... * Good (and Bad) Beginner Fish (firstfish) * Fish Breeding (posted with firstfish) * Filtration (filter) * Live Food (food) Other Resources (resource) * Books * Magazines * Societies and Organizations * Mail-order Supply Houses The FAQ Annex This 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. A more condensed version of this page with graphical things is also available. The FAQ Team Aquaria FAQ: Mirrors and Alternate Language Versions Home Site and US Mirror The official home site of the FAQ is http://faq.thekrib.com maintained by Erik Olson as part of the The Krib. The United States mirror site is http://www.actwin.com/fish/mirror/, as part of Mark Rosenstein's FINS. The mirror is updated regularly, so feel free to use either site. Non-English Versions * Finnish, at http://www.jmp.fi/~liaani/akvaario/aquafaq/ffaq.html translated by Reijo Nenonen * French, at http://www.multimania.com/cybaqua/faq, translated by Romuald Jouffrey (romuald at imaginet.fr), et. al. * Spanish, hosted along with the main FAQ as http://faq.thekrib.com/es/, translated by Alex Patak (alex.patak at jrc.it). Note that the translation is partial, and Alex is looking for volunteers to help complete the work. * Polish, at http://www.akwarium.org.pl/krib/, translated by Lukasz Kozicki (lkozicki at atelier.pl) as part of the official pl.rec.akwarium newsgroup site, operated by Robert Augustyn and others. Lukasz is looking for volunteers to help complete the work. We would like to see the FAQs available in any language possible! Currently, though, there are few completed translations. However, there are allegedly groups working on Italian, and Portugese translations. If you are interested in providing translation help, we will add a link here and/or provide a home for the pages on the home site. Drop us a line! Mirroring Policy In the interest of keeping the most up-to-date information available and in a consistent format, the maintainers ask that anyone wishing to copy the FAQs onto their web site, please instead use a link to the originating site or one of the official mirrors. If you want to become a mirror site in a country (or connectivity region) with no current mirror, please follow these guidelines: 1. ask us first (so we can add you to the list above) 2. refresh the mirror from the home site at least once a month 3. do not modify the files in any way (such as adding backgrounds, ads, etc.). FAQ: Major Revision History January 1999 Added Spanish translation section (thanks to Alex Patak). Also minor resource changes. October 1998 Moving the FAQ from Caltech. The disk is dying again, so the timing is right. Link pruning and updating, more equal emphasis on FINS mirror. August 1998 Minor resource updates, changing URL of the Krib, AGA pages. Rebuild missing button. March 1998 Minor changes to Newsgroup FAQ, resources, stronger message about web version, etc. January 1998 Minor updates. October 1997 FAQ Mailing list changes addresses, New Terse Front Page, superscripting and subscripting, new Mirrors and Translations Page, trim newsgroup page of superfluous info now in Mirrors page. - EO August 1997 Much expanded live food FAQ, including addition of vinegar eel section. Corrected 6 months of links and club address changes. Spring 1997 Plant Q&A cleanups, etc. February 1997 Major plant resource cleanup July 1996 Some minor nits, resource additions. April 1996 New breeding article. Updated first fish. Updated turf FAQ and changed posting rules for the newsgroup split. March 1996 Updates to the Setup and Longterm section of Saltwater FAQ. February 1996 New section on GAC and Sterilization in Filtration FAQ. December 1995 Updated aquarium society listing. August 1995 Expansion of the live food FAQ by Don Wilson May 1995 First release of the ``new'' FAQ. July 1994 Work begins on the ``new'' FAQ. Up: Return to Main Map FAQ: Authors The FAQ Team Much of the material for this new FAQ comes from the FAQ Working Group. We spent nearly a year initially putting this collection of documents together, and hope you find them useful in your aquaria endevours. Since the FAQ is (we hope) an evolving document, we'd appreciate any and all suggestions for material we may have left out, factual changes, or just comments in general. We'd also appreciate volunteers to replace our burnt-out set of authors! Mail your comments or requests about the FAQs to faq at thekrib.com (please use this address for FAQ development-related topics only; pleas for help in diagnosing your sick fish will be cheerfully ignored or redirected to the newsgroups). Thank you. Erik Olson, editor List of contributers (in alphabetical order) These are the tireless souls that have written articles, provided material, or proofread. Feel free to shower them with praise and/or gifts. :) Oh yeah, since we've been getting spam using the addresses pulled from these pages, the addresses have been re-written to reduce this. You will have to replace ``at'' with ``@'' and remove the spaces if you want to send that person e-mail. Shaji Bhaskar bhaskar at bnr.ca Gary Bishop gb at cs.unc.edu George Booth booth at hplvec.lvld.hp.com Rick Clark rclark at bnr.ca Neil Frank nfrank at mindspring.com Bruce Hallman deadfish at netcom.com, bruce at hallman.org http://www.hallman.org Dean Hougen hougen at cs.umn.edu http://www-users.cs.umn.edu/~hougen/ Oleg Kiselev oleg at veritas.com Dustin Laurence laurence at cco.caltech.edu Matt McCabe mbmccabe at bronze.coil.com Davin Milun milun at cse.Buffalo.EDU http://www.cs.buffalo.edu/~milun/ Davin used to maintain the Cory search engine. it's dead now. :( Thomas Narten narten at VNET.IBM.COM Erik Olson erik at thekrib.com Erik maintains The Krib at http://www.thekrib.com, as well as some other pages. Jeff Pfohl pfohl at nucmar.physics.fsu.edu http://nucalf.physics.fsu.edu/pfohl Howard Rebel howardr at col.hp.com Howard is writing a set of goldfish pages at ftp://hpcsos.col.hp.com/html/howardr/goldfish/goldfish.html Mark A. Rosenstein mar at actwin.com Mark maintains F.I.N.S at http://www.actwin.com/fish/ Thomas Sasala sasala at pop.dn.net http://home.dn.net/~sasala Anne Hull Seales workingsw at aol.com Elaine Thompson eethomp at home.com http://home.connectnet.com/eethomp/ Betsy Wilson betsy at jpl-devvax.jpl.nasa.gov Don Wilson wilsond at istar.ca Todd Zebert tmz at interport.net Todd keeps the Reef Trader's Outpost at http://www.rtop.com/