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Old Tropical Fish And Plant Books

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by Tim Harrison, Sep 21, 2018.

  1. Tim Harrison

    Tim Harrison Lifetime Member
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    Jul 7, 2017
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    I found this book today in a secondhand book shop. I instantly remembered it from my childhood as one of the books that I had out on permanent loan from the local library...that is I just kept renewing it.

    It was published in 1970, and like it says on the front cover "With a special colour section on Aquatic Plants". I remember being excited and somewhat frustrated in equal measure by this section. On one hand it was great to see plants I only previously read about in full colour. But on the other it was way too short and the plants weren't exactly presented very well.

    Anyway, I'm really pleased I found it and got the opportunity to add it too my collection, especially since it also has several very informative paragraphs on "Aquascaping"; which I'm guessing wasn't a word you heard too much way back then...;)


    Seems pot scapes are nothing new Karl @Zeus. :p

    Check out the algae on the plants in the large righthand frame :eek:

    Some fine internodal etiolation, bottom left...:cool:


    'Rockwork may be very pleasantly incorporated...' :D

    [​IMG]IMG_1420 by Tim Harrison, on Flickr
    rajkm, skija and DeepMetropolis like this.

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