Aquarium Plants

Aquarium Plants

by Peter Hiscock


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764129896
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/28/2005
Series: Mini Encyclopedia Series for Aquarium Hobbyists
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 1,031,241
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 7.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

How plants grow4
Water quality10
Using substrates14
Choosing plants18
Planting techniques20
Lighting for plants24
Feeding plants32
Propagating plants36
Keeping plants healthy42
Choosing suitable fish46
Creating a display50
Plants for the aquarium54
Themed tanks56
Putting it all together64
Popular aquarium plants65
Background plants66
Midground plants80
Foreground plants88
Floating plants92
Picture credits96

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Aquarium Plants 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
billsearth on LibraryThing 10 months ago
This book barely covers just a few native North American plants.Its still useful for general aquatic plant care. With the exclusive use of scientific names, the book misses the beginning aquarium enthusianst and excludes those setting up native fish aquariums with native plants.That said, if a person sticks to stores and homes, never actually going streamside, he or she can use the plant care information in the book, and the exotic lands aquatic landscaping, and possibly the scientifid names. Neither of the two most abundant aquatic plants of the Texas hill country streams are covered at all. The most aboundant Texas aquatic plant is mentioned in just one sentance in the text, by its its scientific name so most Texans will probably not find it unless they find the single word in the index that does identify it. If your fish and pants come straight from the store to your house, and you are mainly interested in tropical places, you might find this book usefull.