Aquascaping Books

Nature Aquarium: Complete Works 1985-2009

by Takeshi Amano

Lavishly illustrated with more than 200 photos displaying the captivating beauty of nature aquariums. Collects all the previous work of aquarium innovator Takashi Amano in one volume. Oversized format makes this a beautiful coffee-table book, as well as a practical guide. Considering the size and extensive illustration, the book is an excellent value for the price. Nature Aquarium: Complete Works 1985-2009 showcases the spectacular designs of aquarium innovator Takashi Amano. Within the pages are more than 200 photos illustrating his artistry. Along with these stunning images, this book provides valuable guidance for anyone who wishes to create his or her own nature aquarium. Accompanying each photo is a list of the plants, animals, substrate, lighting and other equipment used to create that specific aquarium. Additionally, there are several step-by-step sequences of photographs and instructions that guide the reader through the whole process of creating a nature aquarium. Mr Amano includes discussions of this design philosophy and of his methods for obtaining the harmonious balance that his aquariums display. He brings his decades of aquarium design experience right to your fingertips, inviting you into a world of balance and light, water and life.

Ecology of the Planted Aquarium Hardcover – January 1, 2013
by Diana Walstad

This Book presents scientific information that hobbyists can use to set up and maintain successful planted freshwater aquaria. It contains practical tips using a question-and-answer format in boxes scattered throughout the text. Hobbyists learn how to keep a healthy and inexpensive aquarium. Although the author prefers low-tech methods, she lays out the science that underlies all methods. The author shows that hobbyists can create thriving planted freshwater tanks WITHOUT CO2 injection, fertilizers, expensive lighting, and other high-tech gadgets.

Aquarium Plants Hardcover – October 1, 2002
by Christel Kasselmann

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.

Aquarium Plants Catalogue, Expanded Second Edition Spiral-bound – January 1, 2004
by Holger Windelov

This is the new expanded and revised edition of a book containing very realistic drawings of 150 plants, a description of each plant’s requirements: amount of light, pH range, water hardness, temperature range, as well as speed of growth, ease of maintenance, where it is found in nature, height, width and more.

There is also a paragraph for each plant that provides additional info: history, anecdotal information and more.

There are many beautiful full color photographs throughout this book.

Planted Aquariums: Creation and Maintenance Hardcover – July 12, 2005
by Christel Kasselmann

Planted Aquariums: Creation and Maintenance starts with a discussion of light, soil, and water requirements for keeping plants in aquariums. The next chapter gives the reader guidelines for choosing the right plants for their tanks. The major portion teaches how to plan for, purchase, and install plants in the aquarium. There is a detailed section that is useful for someone who just wants to put a few hardy plants into a small tank as well as for the serious hobbyist aiming to create a show tank. Sections on plant care, water quality, problem solving, and fish in planted aquariums round out the picture. A special section on Dutch and Japanese planted tanks provides a wider perspective. “Hands on” information is available for hobbyists who want their tanks to shine. Although the book is comprehensive, the beginner can learn how to create and maintain a simple tank or a more complex one.

Encyclopedia of Aquarium Plants Hardcover – March 1, 2003
by Peter Hiscock

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 Simple Guide to Planted Aquariums Paperback – December 1, 2004
by James Fatherree

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 instructions outlines 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.