Encyclopedia of Aquarium Plants

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This heavily illustrated volume will prove a blessing to every aquarium hobbyist who has had to settle for superficial plant descriptions in general fish-keeping books. It presents a detailed A-to-Z directory covering hundreds of aquarium plants with high quality color photos and succinct profiles of each plant. Information includes the plant's common name, botanical designation, growth cycle, and general description. The book's additional sections offer details on how to grow and propagate aquatic plants, and ...

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Overview

This heavily illustrated volume will prove a blessing to every aquarium hobbyist who has had to settle for superficial plant descriptions in general fish-keeping books. It presents a detailed A-to-Z directory covering hundreds of aquarium plants with high quality color photos and succinct profiles of each plant. Information includes the plant's common name, botanical designation, growth cycle, and general description. The book's additional sections offer details on how to grow and propagate aquatic plants, and how to protect them from parasites and other problems. This handsome volume features approximately 450 color photos and illustrations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764155215
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/15/2003
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 281,943
  • Product dimensions: 8.72 (w) x 10.42 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Hiscock trained at Sparsholt College in Hampshire, one of the U.K.'s leading schools for aquatic studies. He has published widely on fish behavior and aquarium keeping. Among his other books published in North America by Barron's are A Practical Guide to Choosing Aquarium Plants and A Practical Guide to Creating and Maintaining Water Quality.

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Practical section
Introduction 10
The natural biology of plants 12
Water quality and filtration 26
The right substrate 38
Choosing and planting 48
Lighting the aquarium 56
Feeding aquarium plants 66
Propagating aquarium plants 78
Maintaining a planted aquarium 84
Aquascaping 94
Fish for the planted aquarium 118
Part 2 Plant profiles
Introduction 122
Plant Profiles 124
Index and credits 198
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  • Posted December 28, 2012

    I have been away from fish keeping for a long time. I am ready

    I have been away from fish keeping for a long time. I am ready to go back, and I wanted a book to help re-acquaint me with aquarium plants. This book is a good guide with sections on aquascaping, suggested fish for certain plant types, maintenance of plants, etc.

    A great book for those wishing to go back to fish keeping or those just getting into fish keeping.

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  • Posted May 27, 2010

    Less than expected.

    The book is rather primitive. Could be good for beginners.

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