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Discussion in 'Are you new to aquatic plants? Start here' started by filipem, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. filipem

    filipem Prolific Poster

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    What are some good books to buy for a newbie like myself just starting out with planted aquariums?
     
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    Gerryd Plant Guru Team
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    Hi,

    Here are a couple I have:

    Ecology of the Planted Aquarium - Diana Walstad

    Encyclopedia of Aquarium Plants = Peter Hiscock

    The 3 Baensch Atlas books also have some decent info on plants.

    This site is a good source as well.

    The 3 books will provide a tremendous amout of detail.

    Just note that some of it is out of date a bit.
     
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    nwfishinfool Prolific Poster

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    To add to the last post; I also own this book and find it useful:

    Planted Aquariums: Creation and Maintenance
    by Christel Kasselmann

    Christel also has a book published titled "Aquarium Plants" that I plan to buy in the future.
     
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    filipem Prolific Poster

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    OK great thank both. That's a good start.
     
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    Barron's "Aquarium plant manual" is good.
    Another is the one by James, Aquarium plants

    Short simple books.

    The Simple Guide to Aquarium Plants is also highly recommended book for new folks.


    Regards,
    Tom Barr
     
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    Gerryd Plant Guru Team
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    The one by James I believe is/was put out by Tetra press.

    I have it at home and was a good/short book.
     
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    filipem Prolific Poster

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    Wow, that's a good list.

    Thanks everyone.
     
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    If you're very new, you may want to wait on the Walstad book ("Ecology of the Planted Aquarium") as it does get a bit technical. I read it very early into my aquarium hobby and I probably need to go back and re-read it in light of the what I've learned in the intervening few years. Nice book, though!
     
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