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: Vincent B. Hargreaves
Publisher: Thunder Bay Press (CA)
Release Date: 2007
The vivid colors and abundant life found under the water's surface is breathtaking. For years, people have struggled to recreate this magnificent environment in exotic home aquariums. Now with today's technology and scientific understanding, creating a thriving freshwater aquarium is easier than ever. In The Complete Book of the Freshwater Aquarium, hundreds of dramatic underwater photographs give you a fish-eye view of hundreds of colorful sea creatures while accessible scientific text explains all about the fragile ecosystem of the underwater life. This book also features a comprehensive guide to setting up your own aquarium, from selecting your equipment and creating the environment, to choosing your fish and invertebrates. Diving into this book is a pleasure, whether you're an advanced aquarist, or a novice just getting into the hobby.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The celebrity dog trainer and Emmy-winning star of the CBS show Lucky Dog shares his training system to transform any dog—from spoiled purebred puppy to shelter-shocked rescue—into a model companion in just seven days. Each week on Lucky Dog, Brandon McMillan rescues an untrained, unwanted, "unadoptable" shelter dog. In the days that follow, these dogs undergo a miraculous transformation as they learn to trust McMillan, master his 7 Common Commands, and overcome their behavior problems—ultimately becoming well-mannered pets and even service dogs. With his labor of love complete, McMillan unites each dog with a forever family. Now, in his first book, McMillan shares the knowledge he has gained working with thousands of dogs of every breed and personality to help readers turn their own pets into well-trained Lucky Dog graduates. Lucky Dog Lessons begins with the basics—building trust, establishing focus and control, and mastering training techniques. From there, McMillan explains his playful, careful, and kind approach to training the 7 Common Commands he teaches every dog: SIT, STAY, DOWN, COME, OFF, HEEL, and NO. Next, McMillan provides solutions to common canine behavior problems, including house training issues, door dashing, chewing, barking, and common mealtime misbehaviors. Lucky Dog Lessons includes easy-to-follow steps, illustrative examples, tried-and-true tips and tricks, and photographs to demonstrate each technique. Throughout the book, McMillan shares inspiring stories about his favorite students and gives fans a behind-the-scenes look at the show and some of his most unique and challenging canine encounters, including some never-before-seen outtakes. Brandon McMillian believes that no dog is beyond saving, and the loving, positive, successful methods he offers will work wonders with even the most challenging dog. Create the happy pet family you want with Lucky Dog Lessons.