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Subject: [FAQ] Aquaria: Read Me First -- Contents
This article was archived around: Fri, 14 Jan 2000 08:00:03 GMT
* 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!
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
* 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
* 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)
* The Fish
* Long Term Success
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)
* 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
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
* 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
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!
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,
FAQ: Major Revision History
Added Spanish translation section (thanks to Alex Patak). Also minor
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.
Minor resource updates, changing URL of the Krib, AGA pages.
Rebuild missing button.
Minor changes to Newsgroup FAQ, resources, stronger message
about web version, etc.
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
Much expanded live food FAQ, including addition of vinegar eel
section. Corrected 6 months of links and club address changes.
Plant Q&A cleanups, etc.
Major plant resource cleanup
Some minor nits, resource additions.
New breeding article. Updated first fish. Updated turf FAQ and
changed posting rules for the newsgroup split.
Updates to the Setup and Longterm section of Saltwater FAQ.
New section on GAC and Sterilization in Filtration FAQ.
Updated aquarium society listing.
Expansion of the live food FAQ by Don Wilson
First release of the ``new'' FAQ.
Work begins on the ``new'' FAQ.
Up: Return to Main Map
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
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.
bhaskar at bnr.ca
gb at cs.unc.edu
booth at hplvec.lvld.hp.com
rclark at bnr.ca
nfrank at mindspring.com
deadfish at netcom.com, bruce at hallman.org
hougen at cs.umn.edu
oleg at veritas.com
laurence at cco.caltech.edu
mbmccabe at bronze.coil.com
milun at cse.Buffalo.EDU
Davin used to maintain the Cory search engine. it's dead now.
narten at VNET.IBM.COM
erik at thekrib.com
Erik maintains The Krib at http://www.thekrib.com, as well as
some other pages.
pfohl at nucmar.physics.fsu.edu
howardr at col.hp.com
Howard is writing a set of goldfish pages at
Mark A. Rosenstein
mar at actwin.com
Mark maintains F.I.N.S at http://www.actwin.com/fish/
sasala at pop.dn.net
Anne Hull Seales
workingsw at aol.com
eethomp at home.com
betsy at jpl-devvax.jpl.nasa.gov
wilsond at istar.ca
tmz at interport.net
Todd keeps the Reef Trader's Outpost at http://www.rtop.com/