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post #1 of 4 Old 04-06-2013, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
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Reccomended books?

Just curious if any of you have come across some very good books reguarding anything planted tank. from forms of dosing, high light setups, low light setups/.plat care just anything that you have found and learned a great deal from. I would like to start picking up some books and need suggestions.
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post #2 of 4 Old 04-07-2013, 06:52 AM
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I like http://www.amazon.com/Encyclopedia-Aquarium-Plants-Peter-Hiscock/dp/0764155210, and recommend that anyone who keeps a planted tank (esp. non co2) read http://www.amazon.com/Ecology-Planted-Aquarium-Diana-Walstad/dp/0967377366/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1365335509&sr=1-1&keywords=ecology+of+the+planted+aquarium
I've collected a few others, but those two are the best I've got so far. Subbing for more reccos!
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I seconod Chesherca's two books. The Hiscock is very good as a general reference; there is a lot of basic water chemistry as well as plant-related material. The Walstad gets quite technical and aside from the microbiological issues promotes soil substrates so it is not as comprehensive with respect to running a basic planted tank.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #4 of 4 Old 04-07-2013, 02:18 PM Thread Starter
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thanks for the reccs, wanna make a shopping list gunna wait a while and see what all comes through
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