Ecology of the Planted Aquarium

Ecology of the Planted Aquarium is a practical manual and scientific treatise for the home aquarist, showing how plants affect the aquarium ecosystem, what factors affect plants and how the hobbyist can use this informationto maintain a successful home aquarium.

Diana L. Walstad breaks it all down into 11 chapters, teaching how plants purify substrate and water for healthier fish and aquariums, what kind of maintenance is useful and which is counterproductive, facts about algae bloom and handling as well as how to grow plants without paying an arm and a leg.

This hardcover ships at 1.8 pounds and is 194 pages at 8.5 x 11 with 46 tables, over 50 figures and plant drawings, 70 questions and answers, hundreds of scientific references and a color plate of the authors aquarium.

Ecology of the Planted Aquarium is the scientific approach to underwater aquarium gardening and is perfect for those who like starting out with all the details and enjoy digging deeper into their research as the hobby grows in the imagination, unfolding the mysteries of the deep before our very eyes.

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Posted in Books on March 9, 2007.

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