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: 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.
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.
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.
The Aquariums in this book are from 50 gallons to 5,000 fish, and all the technical data that are necessary, are supplied with each glorious photograph. This lovely book is called Nature Aquarium World, Book 3, because it is the third book in a series of three, all with aquariums set up to look like Nature.
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.
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.
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.