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  • #300211

    Fishwife
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    I’m looking for a good book on Aquarium Plants, I’d like details of the size, light requirement and country of origin of each plant.

    I’d also like some aquascape photos for smaller types of aquarium, preferably below 20 gallons.

    Does anyone have any suggestions?

    #313928

    Mark Duffill
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    I have the Tropica Aquarium Plants book and it is great, gives details of height, speed of growth, light required, origin of plant etc

    A great book to have to hand

    #313947

    Bluedave
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    Aquarium plants by Christel Kasselmann is the best one out there in my opinion – got an excellent review by Tropica.

    Also the other books at the bottom of this link are excellent (other customers also bought this bit) – i’ve got them all but please don’t tell the missus how much money i’ve spent on aquarium plant books! blush.gif

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Aquarium-Plants-Ch…n/dp/1575240912

    The Peter Hiscock book is very good for beginners in my opinion (don’t know why it’s only got three stars?).

    #313951

    Byron Hosking
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    Yes, I strongly second bluedave on the Hiscock book. I recently bought (through Amazon in Canada) a couple of his books, and though I’ve got some 15+ years of experience with planted tanks I found a lot of information in the “Encyclopedia of Aquarium Plants” that I either didn’t know or hadn’t seen expressed in such an excellent manner previously. The “Encyclopedia of Aquarium Plants” should be on every planted tank enthusiast’s shelf. The second half presents details and good identifiable photos of a hundred (I think) plant species, and I have never found it so easy to identify the Echinodorus species–and accurate. The questions you ask, Fishwife, are well covered in this book.

    #314059

    Fishwife
    Participant

    Thanks for the advice, I’ve had some dealings with Peter Hiscock on his website and he’s a very nice man. Also his Community Creator is superb

    #314074

    Byron Hosking
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    QUOTE (Fishwife @ Jun 3 2009, 11:12 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Thanks for the advice, I’ve had some dealings with Peter Hiscock on his website and he’s a very nice man. Also his Community Creator is superb
    #314077

    Fishwife
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    Thanks Byron, I did try and get the Tropica catalogue which I believe gives good descriptions of plants, but although I filled in the form and gave my credit card number, I’ve heard nothing from them. I thought that that would do along with the Amano book, but as I can’t get either. I think I’ll stick with the Hiscock books.

    I’ve got some ideas in my head what I’d like to do, I just want to know how to do it. I read most of the article in the TFH but it got too technical for me so I gave up. I also have difficulty concentrating on reading too much on the screen (it’s an age thing) that’s why I want some nice books. I don’t want to be attending plants on a daily basis either as my husband complains enough at the time I spend with my fish.

    #314093

    Byron Hosking
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    QUOTE (Fishwife @ Jun 4 2009, 11:42 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Thanks Byron, I did try and get the Tropica catalogue which I believe gives good descriptions of plants, but although I filled in the form and gave my credit card number, I’ve heard nothing from them. I thought that that would do along with the Amano book, but as I can’t get either. I think I’ll stick with the Hiscock books.

    I’ve got some ideas in my head what I’d like to do, I just want to know how to do it. I read most of the article in the TFH but it got too technical for me so I gave up. I also have difficulty concentrating on reading too much on the screen (it’s an age thing) that’s why I want some nice books. I don’t want to be attending plants on a daily basis either as my husband complains enough at the time I spend with my fish.

    #314095

    Bluedave
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    On the design side another good book is Christel Kasselmann’s ‘How to set up a planted aquarium’. As said before the Hiscock books are excellent in my opinion.

    Amano’s books are good for inspiration, I find.

    #314772

    Bluedave
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    How’s it going Anne? Did you get any books, would love to see some pics of your set up (did you sort out the seiryu stone in the end?).

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