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Aquarium Management Course Online

Why Study this Aquarium Management Course?

Are you interested in aquariums? Do you want to set up your own aquarium? Then, this Aquarium Management Course Online will teach you exactly that and more!

For business or pleasure, this online aquarium course covers a wide range of topics including:

  • fresh water systems
  • salt water systems
  • breeding fish
  • set and design of aquarium systems
  • aquarium maintenance and much more…

This online aquarium course requires no prior knowledge and is suitable for anyone involved with or interested in aquariums either on a professional basis or as a hobby. This is a self-paced course on aquariums with professional tutor support.

You will gain knowledge and skills in managing a both fresh and saltwater aquarium systems, understanding about breeding fish in captivity, design and layout of various aquarium systems, maintenance, water quality management and more.

Suitable for anyone from the home enthusiast to professional pet shop and aquarium supply shop employees, wildlife park staff and volunteers, marine scientists and so on.

Aquarium Management Course 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

 

Lesson Structure

1. Scope and Nature of Aquaria
  • Aquarium use and Management
  • The categories of aquariums
  • Aquariums for fish communities
  • Aquaria Size and Complexity
  • Water quality control
  • Types of Equipment
2. The Water Ecosystem
  • Interactions between organisms and the water environment
  • Checking abiotic factors
  • Different types of natural ecosystems
  • Saltwater ecosystems
  • Freshwater ecosystems
  • Brackish water ecosystems
  • City or Municipal domestic water supplies
  • Rainwater
  • Well or bore water
  • Water quality in the aquarium ecosystem
  • Water treatment options
  • Energy relationships
  • Plants and nutrients
  • Photosynthesis
  • Pollution in an aquarium
  • Nitrogen cycle
  • Overcrowding
  • Overfeeding
3. Water Quality and Management
  • Tank capacity/Tank size
  • Maintaining a Balanced Nitrogen Cycle
  • Aquarium Cycling
  • Changing the Water
  • Vacuuming
  • Algae Removal
  • Avoiding overfeeding
  • Water Conditions
  • Water Temperature
  • Water Hardness
  • Water pH
  • Salinity
  • Gas Exchange in the Aquarium
  • Preventative Care
  • Moving Your Aquarium Safely
4. Equipment and System Design
  • Equipment and systems for different aquariums
  • Aquarium Equipment
  • Aquarium Tank
  • Filtration
  • Aeration
  • Light System
  • Aquarium Light Timer (optional)
  • Tank Cover
  • Heaters and Thermometers
  • Gravel
  • Plants and Decorations
  • pH meters
  • Refractometers/Hydrometers
  • Water and Other Additives
  • Adding the Fish
5. Suitable Inhabitants for Your Aquarium
  • Appropriate species of animal and plant life to introduce into an aquarium.
  • Freshwater fish types
  • Livebearers
  • Loaches
  • Anabantids
  • Catfish
  • Tetras
  • Cyprinids
  • Rainbow fish
  • Branchiopoda
  • Gastropods
  • Freshwater Aquarium Plants
  • Cold Water Plants
  • Tropical Fresh Water Plants
  • Brackish Water Plants
  • Saltwater Fish Types
  • Saltwater (Marine) Aquarium Plants
6. Fish Health and Diseases
  • Fish Diet
  • Fish Diet Related Problems
  • Vitamin and Mineral Deficiency
  • Origin of Diseases
  • Environmental Diseases
  • Common Signs of an Unhealthy Tank
  • Diseases Caused by Water Quality and Chemistry Problems
  • Water Contamination and Poisoning
  • Ammonia and Nitrate Poisoning
  • Oxygen Starvation – Hypoxia
  • Pathogenic Disease Causes
  • Viral Diseases
  • Bacterial Diseases
  • Fungal Diseases
  • Genetic Diseases and Disorders
  • Parasites
  • Plant Problems
  • Treatment of Diseases and Parasites
  • Quarantine Tank
  • Coral Bleaching
7. Freshwater Tanks
  • Establishing a freshwater tank
  • Tank Selection and Decorations
  • Setting up Tank Décor
  • Setting up Planted Tanks
  • Aqua-scaping
  • Basic Equipment
  • Electricity and Aquarium Set-up
  • Heater Installation
  • Filters and Air Pumps
  • Lighting and Hood
  • Solar Heating
  • Other Equipment
  • Selection and Addition of Fish
  • Feeding Requirements
  • Cleaning and Maintenance
8. Simple Saltwater Tanks
  • Establishing a saltwater tank
  • Tank Selection
  • Saltwater Tank Cycling
  • Filter
  • Basic Equipment for saltwater tanks
  • Heaters and Thermometres
  • Light System
  • Test Kits
  • Selection and Addition of Fish and Other Invertebrates
  • Feeding Requirements
  • Cleaning and Maintenance
  • Critical Parameters Affecting Salinity
  • How concentrations of ions affect salinity
  • How temperature affects salinity
9. Maintenance
  • Maintaining a tank
  • Correct Tank Set-Up and Maintenance
  • Checking the Lighting
  • Checking the Temperature
  • Filter Maintenance
  • Checking and Maintaining Water Quality
  • Fish Observation
  • Plant Maintenance
  • Algae Removal
  • Regular Vacuuming
  • Regular Water Changes
  • Preventative Care
  • Emergencies
10. Breeding
  • Fish Reproduction and Behaviour
  • Live Bearers
  • Egg Layers
  • Breeding
  • Tank Set-up and General Requirements
  • Early Stages – Selecting and Conditioning the Pair
  • Triggering Breeding
  • Hatching the Raising Fry
  • Breeding and Genetics
  • Nutrition
  • Cultivating Your Own Food
  • Fish Legality in Different Countries
  • Aquarium Care
  • Ultraviolet (UV) Sterilisation
  • Cleaning and Maintenance
  • Maintenance of Plants
  • Checking Filters
  • Water Changes

Enrol Now

  • Experienced Tutor support
  • Certificate sent to you
  • Online study (Printed notes available)
  • Self paced - no set timetable
  • 12 months to complete course

From: $25.00 / week for 26 weeks

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    Why Study this Aquarium Management Course?

    Are you interested in aquariums? Do you want to set up your own aquarium? Then, this Aquarium Management Course Online will teach you exactly that and more!

    For business or pleasure, this online aquarium course covers a wide range of topics including:

    • fresh water systems
    • salt water systems
    • breeding fish
    • set and design of aquarium systems
    • aquarium maintenance and much more…

    This online aquarium course requires no prior knowledge and is suitable for anyone involved with or interested in aquariums either on a professional basis or as a hobby. This is a self-paced course on aquariums with professional tutor support.

    You will gain knowledge and skills in managing a both fresh and saltwater aquarium systems, understanding about breeding fish in captivity, design and layout of various aquarium systems, maintenance, water quality management and more.

    Suitable for anyone from the home enthusiast to professional pet shop and aquarium supply shop employees, wildlife park staff and volunteers, marine scientists and so on.

    Aquarium Management Course 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

     

    Lesson Structure

    1. Scope and Nature of Aquaria
    • Aquarium use and Management
    • The categories of aquariums
    • Aquariums for fish communities
    • Aquaria Size and Complexity
    • Water quality control
    • Types of Equipment
    2. The Water Ecosystem
    • Interactions between organisms and the water environment
    • Checking abiotic factors
    • Different types of natural ecosystems
    • Saltwater ecosystems
    • Freshwater ecosystems
    • Brackish water ecosystems
    • City or Municipal domestic water supplies
    • Rainwater
    • Well or bore water
    • Water quality in the aquarium ecosystem
    • Water treatment options
    • Energy relationships
    • Plants and nutrients
    • Photosynthesis
    • Pollution in an aquarium
    • Nitrogen cycle
    • Overcrowding
    • Overfeeding
    3. Water Quality and Management
    • Tank capacity/Tank size
    • Maintaining a Balanced Nitrogen Cycle
    • Aquarium Cycling
    • Changing the Water
    • Vacuuming
    • Algae Removal
    • Avoiding overfeeding
    • Water Conditions
    • Water Temperature
    • Water Hardness
    • Water pH
    • Salinity
    • Gas Exchange in the Aquarium
    • Preventative Care
    • Moving Your Aquarium Safely
    4. Equipment and System Design
    • Equipment and systems for different aquariums
    • Aquarium Equipment
    • Aquarium Tank
    • Filtration
    • Aeration
    • Light System
    • Aquarium Light Timer (optional)
    • Tank Cover
    • Heaters and Thermometers
    • Gravel
    • Plants and Decorations
    • pH meters
    • Refractometers/Hydrometers
    • Water and Other Additives
    • Adding the Fish
    5. Suitable Inhabitants for Your Aquarium
    • Appropriate species of animal and plant life to introduce into an aquarium.
    • Freshwater fish types
    • Livebearers
    • Loaches
    • Anabantids
    • Catfish
    • Tetras
    • Cyprinids
    • Rainbow fish
    • Branchiopoda
    • Gastropods
    • Freshwater Aquarium Plants
    • Cold Water Plants
    • Tropical Fresh Water Plants
    • Brackish Water Plants
    • Saltwater Fish Types
    • Saltwater (Marine) Aquarium Plants
    6. Fish Health and Diseases
    • Fish Diet
    • Fish Diet Related Problems
    • Vitamin and Mineral Deficiency
    • Origin of Diseases
    • Environmental Diseases
    • Common Signs of an Unhealthy Tank
    • Diseases Caused by Water Quality and Chemistry Problems
    • Water Contamination and Poisoning
    • Ammonia and Nitrate Poisoning
    • Oxygen Starvation – Hypoxia
    • Pathogenic Disease Causes
    • Viral Diseases
    • Bacterial Diseases
    • Fungal Diseases
    • Genetic Diseases and Disorders
    • Parasites
    • Plant Problems
    • Treatment of Diseases and Parasites
    • Quarantine Tank
    • Coral Bleaching
    7. Freshwater Tanks
    • Establishing a freshwater tank
    • Tank Selection and Decorations
    • Setting up Tank Décor
    • Setting up Planted Tanks
    • Aqua-scaping
    • Basic Equipment
    • Electricity and Aquarium Set-up
    • Heater Installation
    • Filters and Air Pumps
    • Lighting and Hood
    • Solar Heating
    • Other Equipment
    • Selection and Addition of Fish
    • Feeding Requirements
    • Cleaning and Maintenance
    8. Simple Saltwater Tanks
    • Establishing a saltwater tank
    • Tank Selection
    • Saltwater Tank Cycling
    • Filter
    • Basic Equipment for saltwater tanks
    • Heaters and Thermometres
    • Light System
    • Test Kits
    • Selection and Addition of Fish and Other Invertebrates
    • Feeding Requirements
    • Cleaning and Maintenance
    • Critical Parameters Affecting Salinity
    • How concentrations of ions affect salinity
    • How temperature affects salinity
    9. Maintenance
    • Maintaining a tank
    • Correct Tank Set-Up and Maintenance
    • Checking the Lighting
    • Checking the Temperature
    • Filter Maintenance
    • Checking and Maintaining Water Quality
    • Fish Observation
    • Plant Maintenance
    • Algae Removal
    • Regular Vacuuming
    • Regular Water Changes
    • Preventative Care
    • Emergencies
    10. Breeding
    • Fish Reproduction and Behaviour
    • Live Bearers
    • Egg Layers
    • Breeding
    • Tank Set-up and General Requirements
    • Early Stages – Selecting and Conditioning the Pair
    • Triggering Breeding
    • Hatching the Raising Fry
    • Breeding and Genetics
    • Nutrition
    • Cultivating Your Own Food
    • Fish Legality in Different Countries
    • Aquarium Care
    • Ultraviolet (UV) Sterilisation
    • Cleaning and Maintenance
    • Maintenance of Plants
    • Checking Filters
    • Water Changes

    Send me free info pack

      Enrol Now

      • Experienced Tutor support
      • Certificate sent to you
      • Online study (Printed notes available)
      • Self paced - no set timetable
      • 12 months to complete course

      From: $25.00 / week for 26 weeks

      Clear

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