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Aquarium Management

Statement of AchievementPlease enquire for prices and more information
Course Duration: 100 Hours
DeliveryOnline & Correspondence
Course REF: BEN105

Aquarium Management Outline

Water quality management is perhaps the most important aspect to control when it comes to keeping a healthy balanced interaction between the water conditions and the species. There are a number of factors that interact with each other that can affect positively or negatively the dynamics of the ecosystem. Therefore, getting to know these features becomes essential when keeping a well balanced and easy to manage aquarium is desired.

Whether you choose to have a saltwater tank or a freshwater tank, you will need to take care and protect your system and equipment, however, as salt is a corrosive agent, a freshwater tank may be more recommended for beginners because it may be easier to maintain.


Lesson Structure

There are 10 lessons in this course:

  1. Scope and Nature of Aquarium Management –Home, Commercial, Tourism, Pet Shops, Conservation; Fresh or Salt Water, Types of Equipment, Size, Complexity
  2. The Water Ecosystem -Animals, plants, interrelationships
  3. Water Quality and Management
  4. Equipment and System Design –tanks, filters, heating, cooling, light…
  5. What Species –Fish, Avoiding prohibited or noxious fish.
  6. Diseases. Fish Health
  7. Freshwater Tanks
  8. Simple Saltwater Tanks
  9. Aquarium Maintenance
  10. Breeding Fish

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.


Aims

  • Discuss the scope and nature of aquarium use and management
  • Describe the Water Ecosystem
  • Explain Water Quality and Management
  • Determine appropriate equipment and systems for different applications in the provision of aquaria.
  • Determine appropriate species of animal and plant life to introduce into an aquarium
  • Explain the establishment of a freshwater aquarium
  • Explain the establishment of a saltwater aquarium
  • Explain the maintenance of an aquarium
  • Explain how to breed a range of different fish

Aquarium Management

Statement of AchievementPlease enquire for prices and more information
Course Duration: 100 Hours
DeliveryOnline & Correspondence
Course REF: BEN105