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Peter Hiscock's Encyclopedia of Aquarium Plants
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1 7189 Tue June 9, 2009
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100% of reviewers None indicated 8.0

Description: This heavily illustrated volume will prove a blessing to every aquarium hobbyist who has had to settle for superficial plant descriptions in general fish-keeping books. It presents a detailed A-to-Z directory covering hundreds of aquarium plants with high quality color photos and succinct profiles of each plant. Information includes the plant’s common name, botanical designation, growth cycle, and general description. The book’s additional sections offer details on how to grow and propagate aquatic plants, and how to protect them from parasites and other problems. This handsome volume features approximately 450 color photos and illustrations.

The natural biology of plants * Water quality and filtration * Choosing substrates * Selecting plants * Planting techniques * Lighting * Feeding * Propagation * Essential maintenance * Aquascaping * Populating with fish

A complete guide to more than 150 popular aquarium plants

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Registered: October 2007
Location: Monterey, CA
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Review Date: Tue June 9, 2009 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 8 

Pros: Very easy to read. Good information.
Cons: In some cases little information. A lot of photographs are of the emerged plant.

It is a very good and recommendable book if you are new in planted aquariums. It is very graphic and easy to read, and it has good information.

In some cases I found little information about some plants. Also there were a lot of photograph of the emerged form of the plants, but not the submerged form.

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