Ecology of the Planted Aquarium: A Practical Manual and Scientific Treatise

Ecology of the Planted Aquarium: A Practical Manual and Scientific Treatise

by Diana Louise Walstad

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This is a reference book on inexpensive and low-maintenance aquarium keeping. It offers an in-depth analysis of the role of plants in freshwater aquarium ecology. It shows how to promote vigorous plant growth so that the plants can purify the water, protect fish, and reduce tank maintenance. All information is backed up by scientific references from aquatic botany, limnology, and aquatic chemistry.

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ISBN-13: 9780967377377
Publisher: Echinodorus Publishing
Publication date: 05/15/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 193
Sales rank: 142,838
File size: 7 MB

About the Author

Diana Walstad trained as a microbiologist and spent many years conducting medical/biological research at the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) and the National Institute of Environmental Health Science (NIEHS). Her previous book Ecology of the Planted Aquarium (first published in 1999) is well regarded and now in its third edition.

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Ecology of the Planted Aquarium: A Practical Manual and Scientific Treatise for the Home Aquarist 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you would like to have a successful, low maintenance, planted fresh water aquarium, this book will provide a solid foundation from which to begin. The method used is based on science. It provides explanations for how various ecological systems work both in nature and a closed system (the aquarium), such as: where CO2 comes from in nature and how this process can be established and maintained in an aquarium. The book also includes some surprises, for example - why frequent water changes are unnecessary, and why the amount of fish food supplied can be related to tank volume.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm constantly amazed at how aquatic plants and animals can sustain each other in a small tank. Diane brilliantly reveals the secrets of nature in very easy to understand ways. You'll leave feeling so informed and ready to take the aquarium hobby to new extremes.