Welcome to the world of underwater design! Planted aquariums combine the DIY aspects of terrariums with a sophisticated palette of gorgeous foliage plants. They can be small enough to sit on a desk or large enough to cover an entire wall, and they often include live fish. Once a niche hobby, they are poised to be the next big think in indoor plant decor. Sunken Gardens is the first book to bring this amazing world to a wider audience. This information-packed guide includes everything someone new to the hobby needs to know: it details the equipment needed to get started, surveys the best plants, and shows how to design, plant, and maintain an aquascape. Step-by-step projects detail how to create specific designs and hundreds of color photographs offer inspiration for unique creations.
Reference book on inexpensive and low-maintenance aquarium keeping. Book 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.
Author: John H. Tullock
Publisher: *Howell Book House
Release Date: 2006-12-13
This book shows you step-by-step and fish-by-fish how to create a beautiful, harmonious aquarium that mimics a natural habitat and fosters healthy fish and plant life. It includes more than eighty detailed recipes for aquariums of different types and sizes, specific aquarium model designs, the basics of aquarium setup and maintenance, and a 16-page color catalog of fish and plant varieties.
A lavishly illustrated reference covering all aspects ofkeeping fish, the Encyclopedia of Aquarium & Pond Fish is the first bookon the market to provide care and identification information on all types of fish for every possible environment, from indoor aquariums to outdoor ponds. The book contains a directory of over 800 of the most popular fish—freshwater, saltwater, coldwater, and tropical—showing not only what each fish looks like, but what food they eat, which species they can cohabit with, how big they grow, and much more.
Author: Terry Anne Barber
Publisher: TFH Publications
Release Date: 2004-12-01
Gardeners and fishkeepers alike are enthralled by the intricate beauty of planted aquariums. Today's aquarium technology is making more and more complicated arrangements easier than ever to maintain. An aquarium of beauty and diversity is yours with the "simple" but thorough intructions outlined in The Simple Guide to Planted Aquariums. In it you'll discover: -Which plants are suitable for which types of arrangements. -How to plan and cultivate your sunken garden. -Whether to introduce fish- and which kinds. -How to identify and solve common problems with minimal disruption.
This text describes the temperature, water, fertilizer and light needs of more than 300 aquarium plants. Artificial lighting - lamp types, colour temperatures and mounting - is discussed in detail and the author provides advice on choosing the right plants for an aquarium. Ecological factors, flower biology and morphology and reproduction methods receive detailed coverage. The book contains colour photographs with nearly all plants depicted with fully developed submerged foliage. Botanists as well as professional and amateur keepers should find this book useful.
Attractively planted aquariums are fascinating. They transplant a piece of Nature into your house and have a balancing and relaxing effect. Fish are particularly happy in well-planted aquariums and will show off their best coloration. This book presents methods for creating beautifully planted aquariums based on 25 years of practical experience, including planning, preparations, and step-by-step instructions; successful maintenance of planted aquariums; tips for choosing appropriate plants; and solutions for potential problems.
In this new work from world-renowned aquarist Takashi Amano, over 200 vibrant, full-color photos display the captivating beauty of nature aquarium designs while providing detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to create your own aquatic masterpiece.
Presents tips for tropical freshwater fish owners, including information on aquariums, water management, aquarium plants, aquascaping, feeding, compatibility, maintenance, healthcare, and heating and lighting.
Author: David Deardorff
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Release Date: 2017-08-29
A simple step-by-step system for identifying, repairing, and preventing problems with marijuana plants. What's Wrong with My Marijuana Plant? is the first problem-solving book for marijuana growers with an effective and easy-to-use visual diagnostic system pioneered by Deardorff and Wadsworth for identifying pest, disease, and environmental problems by symptom. What are those rusty spots on your leaves? What bug is eating your buds? Why are your sativa sprouts covered in fuzz? Find out fast AND learn how to fix it! This book contains all-organic solutions (vitally important to protect your health, the health of your plants, and the environment) plus best growing practices to avoid problems before they start. Written in easily understandable, non-technical language and heavily illustrated with precise photography to allow rapid and accurate diagnosis, this is an essential resource for beginning and experienced growers alike.
Amano describes and illustrates specific aquatic landscapes made in aquariums of up to 50 gallons and those of over 50 gallons. Each design is discussed and the reasons for its form explained. The details of the aquarium support system are also given
Black and White Interior Aquascaping is a fascinating hobby that has evolved over centuries. The idea of making an environment that supports life and is aesthetically appealing is an exciting quest for many people. Technology has evolved to support more species, in cleaner and longer lasting environments. This book will give you the facts to start your own aquarium and learn aquascaping freshwater and salt water tanks, from styles and design to set up with planting, lighting, substrates, coral, and ornaments, including live rock. You will also gain the knowledge ofthe nitrogen cycle and water testing for aquarium maintenance.
Author: Peter Hiscock
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
Release Date: 2003
This lavishly photo-filled volume demonstrates that having an aquarium to be proud of means much more than keeping fish in a glass tank. The aquarium enthusiast who takes his hobby seriously reproduces a part of the aquatic natural environment in miniature inside his home. Author Peter Hiscock offers practical instructions on setting up a freshwater tropical aquarium. He describes substrate, aquarium plants, and appropriate combinations of fish. Much of this book focuses on fish and plant life in nature, and then offers details on replicating natural settings in the aquarium. Both plants and fish varieties are shown in vivid color photos and described in detail. More than 450 color photos and illustrations.