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eBook Aquarium Plants: The Practical Guide ePub

by Pabloo Tepoot,Ian Tepoot,Judy Leiby

  • ISBN: 0964505851
  • Category: Gardening and Landscape Design
  • Subcategory: Hobby
  • Author: Pabloo Tepoot,Ian Tepoot,Judy Leiby
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: New Life Publications, Inc. (July 30, 1998)
  • Pages: 216
  • ePub book: 1170 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1246 kb
  • Other: lrf mobi txt rtf
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 646

Description

Excellent book on the subject, and one every planted aquarium keeper should own.

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THIS EDITION IS IN THE FOLLOWING LANGUAGES: ENGLISH, CHINESE, SPANISH, JAPANESE.

Through this brilliant, unparalleled photography, hands-on experience, and detailed research, the author is able to present - in easy to read terms - this well organized and knowledgeable book of aquarium plants.

Armed with the information contained in this book, anyone can become an accomplished plant aquarist.

The variety of plants in this book reflects what is available today.

Many new varieties have resulted from grower's interest in sport selection and hybridization.

The correct choice of light, coupled with proper nutrition, will cause your plants to flourish.

The author explains in simple terms, exactly how to set up your tank to accomplish the lush plant growth documented photographically in this book. If you follow the author's formula, you also will be able to grow plants as beautiful as those seen in the 200 brilliant photos of this book.

The dark age of plastic plants is a thing of the past!

Comments

Vushura Vushura
Excellent book on the subject, and one every planted aquarium keeper should own. If you can only buy one book, get the Simple Guide, but if getting more into the hobby, this would be the 2nd or 3rd book I'd pick up.
Ger Ger
Book is in many languages. Not very useful. 75% of book in a different language, just a selection of plants. Rates 1 star
Dalallador Dalallador
Material presented in a fast and concise manner. Photograph quality is great but would have appreciated more aquarium pictures. It has helped me turn my aquariums into art.
Malaunitly Malaunitly
I was somewhat disappointed in this book. The pictures are absolutely wonderful but I had difficulty tying the text and pictures together. I must admit some of the text was over my head. All in all, I am not sorry I bought this book. Posibly someday, it may prove invaluable for me.
Dominator Dominator
This book is great! I have used it for about 10 years in my work and hobby of freshwater aquariums. While the book is written in large part in other languages, the photographs and information for each plant is great for determining what you can expect when you purchase a plant.

1. Has optimal temp, pH, light requirements for each plant
2. Indicates if the plant is fully aquatic or not and has pictures of what the plant looks like when grown under optimal conditions (as well as less-than-optimal)
3. Describes the shape, color and height of the plant when grown underwater and above water
4. The book is written in several languages; there is not a lot of text for each plant and often the information you want is not in the book. It is great for identifying plants, but I would recommend augmenting this info with internet research.
5. Mosses are not in this book.
6. The photographs are what make this book so great.

This book is not for the novice. Unless you are a plant enthusiast this book will not have much value for you. Remember that it is best for plant identification, but does not have detailed information. This is more of a catalog of plants and does not contain newer plants in the hobby.
nadness nadness
This book was written in the style of the Axelrod atlases, with pictures and icons. If you like those atlases, you will probably love this book. But if you prefer the Baensch atlases, with more detailed text descriptions of various parameters, then you might not.
The pictures are very sharp. The plants were photographed up-close against a black background, making identification very easy. In most cases each plant was photographed by itself or the picture was digitally altered to remove the background (note the sharp outline of some of the flowers, as if it was cut with a pair of scissors--not something you would get from a real image). While this enhances the ease of identification, the drawback from this approach is that it is hard to envision what the plant would look like in a real aquarium, among other plants.
I found the information on each plant, provided by the icons, very lacking. There is also a short discussion (provided in three languages) on various topics relating to aquarium plant keeping at the beginning of the book. However, I found some of this information (like the discussion on pH, KH and buffering) to be incorrect, probably due to oversimplification.
Overall, it is a fairly good book and an excellent source for plant identification. But that's about all it should be used for.
Faehn Faehn
There isn't a better picture book of aquarium plant species anywhere. The photos are large (mostly life-size), clear, and the plants evenly lit. A key gives basic information and notes whether the photo is of emersed- or submersed-form growth. The plants were provided by the largest aquarium plant grower in the U.S., so the book isn't burdened with species you never find in stores, and can't possibly order.

There is a short chapter on plant care at the front of the book, but it's made a bit annoying because there are four versions of each page-- one for each of four different languages. But don't buy this book for the information. (Get Kasselmann's _Aquarium Plants_ for that.) Buy it for the photos. You won't regret it. The book will help you decide which plants to buy and ID ones you already have.
If you are a beginner, and are looking for a very simple, quick, basic plant identification guide, this MAY be the book for you. However, for the price, I personally would want a bit more for my money.
The information in the book is oversimplified to a fault and some of it is inaccurate. While the photography is very good, the masking done to the photos is very poor - you can actually see where they were clipped out of the background in many of the photos - an unexcusable oversight for a publication whose only real strength IS the photography.
If the quality of the photoediting was sufficient, I would be willing to recommend the book - even at the expense of poor content - for those looking for a pretty "coffee-table" type book (which unfortunately is what so many publications in this hobby ultimately end up amounting to). However, due to the poor masking, I don't feel it even measures up to those superficial standards.
This book was meant to be an ID guide, and it IS good for helping the beginner aquatic plant enthusiast identify the more common types of aquatic plants. I just do not think that you are getting a good deal for your money.