By Gina Sandford
Volumes during this new Tankmasters sequence current aquarium fans with the evidence they should create appealing and healthy environments for fish and different aquatic existence. extraordinary colour photos with distinctive, informative captions and step by step directions will quick flip novices into able aquarium hobbyists, whereas supplying recommendation and ideas that might motivate skilled fish keepers so as to add kind and curiosity to their tanks and ponds. Handsomely laid-out pages current crucial details at a look. This quantity exhibits and tells the best way to select an appropriate tank, pick out gravel and different substrates, decide on crops, deal with water filtration and aeration, introduce fish into the tank, and preserve right lights and heating. causes are effortless to stick with for starting hobbyists. greater than 2 hundred lovely colour pictures
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T However, it is probably safe to assume that animals were exchanged regularly between owners for breeding without such problems or the need for formal written requests. A plaintive letter in the Gonzaga archive contains a request for the return of a cat that had been taken away from Jacobo Antonio Stella, a tenant house in Castelgoffredo. 39 The author wished the family pet to be returned as soon as possible, perhaps fearing that the marchesa would take a liking to the cat and keep it, among her numerous imported Syrian cats.
On 30 August 1511 her secretary Calandra wrote to Federico Gonzaga regarding the unfortunate death of his mother’s dog: My illustrious lord, there was a great misfortune here yesterday. When her Excellency wanted to set off, Aura and Mamia (the two little dogs of her ladyship) started chasing each other as there was enmity between them for the love of Alfonso’s dog. Finding herself on a high outcrop of earth, about twenty-two arms-length high, poor beautiful Aura fell from that outcrop onto the forecourt, and died at once.
And in the second case [the royal aviary at Saint-Pol], they be given chickweed or groundsel, sowthistles set in water ever fresh and constantly renewed, changed thrice a day and in clean leaden vessels, and therein with the chickweed and the groundsel all green, all field thistles with their stems well moistened in water, and hempseed sorted and broken up, with the shells removed, and moistened with water. Item, let carded wool and feathers be put in the aviary to make their nests. And thus have I see turtle-doves, linnets and goldfinches lay and rear their young.
A Practical Guide to Setting Up Your Tropical Freshwater Aquarium (Tankmasters Series) by Gina Sandford