Sunken Gardens

A Step-By-Step Guide to Planting Freshwater Aquariums


Author: Karen Randall

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604695927

Category: Aquarium animals

Page: 252

View: 5851

Welcome to the world of underwater design! Planted aquariums combine the DIY aspects of terrariums with a sophisticated palette of gorgeous foliage plants. They can be small enough to sit on a desk or large enough to cover an entire wall, and they often include live fish. Once a niche hobby, they are poised to be the next big think in indoor plant decor. Sunken Gardens is the first book to bring this amazing world to a wider audience. This information-packed guide includes everything someone new to the hobby needs to know: it details the equipment needed to get started, surveys the best plants, and shows how to design, plant, and maintain an aquascape. Step-by-step projects detail how to create specific designs and hundreds of color photographs offer inspiration for unique creations.

The Simple Guide to Planted Aquariums


Author: Terry Anne Barber,Rhonda Wilson

Publisher: TFH Publications

ISBN: 9780793821174

Category: Pets

Page: 190

View: 6215

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 intructions outlined 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.

Freshwater Aquariums

Basic Aquarium Setup and Maintenance


Author: David Alderton

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 1620080044

Category: Pets

Page: 144

View: 1107

For beginning aquatic fancier looking to start out right with fish, Freshwater Aquariums by David Alderton is the ideal primer. A vertebrate that breathe primarily by means of gills and swim by means of fins is the author’s lead-in to the first chapter called “What are Fish?” Alderton builds the reader’s confidence by providing solid information about what fish are anatomically speaking, how they evolved, how they breathe, how they move, where they live, and how they behave. The new fancier’s aquarium begins in chapter two with instructions on setting up the tank, including selecting the right size, figuring out how many fish, setting the tank, equipment, substrate, heating, lighting, filtrations, plants, water chemistry, assembly, and more. Choosing the freshwater fishes that appeal to the reader is the subject of “Introducing the Categories of Fish,” which schools readers in seven categories: Cyprinids (e.g., goldfish, minnows, and barbs), Characins (e.g., tetras), Cichlids (e.g., oscars, angelfish, and discus), Anabantoids (gouramis, bettas/Siamese fighting fish, and paradise fish), Toothcarps (guppies, swordtails, platies, black mollies, and killifish), Catfish, and others (loaches and Chinese algae eaters). The purchasing, maintenance, and feeding of fish are described in considerable details, and the author gives a basic overview of breeding and keeping fish healthy as well. Resources, glossary, and index conclude the book.


The Complete Guide to Freshwater and Saltwater Aquariums


Author: Thierry Maître-Allain,Christian Piednoir

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781448712786

Category: Aquarium fishes

Page: 281

View: 8731

Ecology of the Planted Aquarium

A Practical Manual and Scientific Treatise for the Home Aquarist


Author: Diana L. Walstad

Publisher: Echinodorus Pub

ISBN: 9780967377360

Category: Pets

Page: 194

View: 8821

Reference book on inexpensive and low-maintenance aquarium keeping. Book offers an in-depth analysis of the role of plants in freshwater aquarium ecology. It shows how to promote vigorous plant growth so that the plants can purify the water, protect fish, and reduce tank maintenance. All information is backed up by scientific references from aquatic botany, limnology, and aquatic chemistry.

The Complete Book of the Freshwater Aquarium

A Comprehensive Reference Guide to More Than 600 Freshwater Fish and Plants


Author: Vincent B. Hargreaves

Publisher: Thunder Bay Press (CA)

ISBN: 9781592235148

Category: Pets

Page: 304

View: 2608

The vivid colors and abundant life found under the water's surface is breathtaking. For years, people have struggled to recreate this magnificent environment in exotic home aquariums. Now with today's technology and scientific understanding, creating a thriving freshwater aquarium is easier than ever. In The Complete Book of the Freshwater Aquarium, hundreds of dramatic underwater photographs give you a fish-eye view of hundreds of colorful sea creatures while accessible scientific text explains all about the fragile ecosystem of the underwater life. This book also features a comprehensive guide to setting up your own aquarium, from selecting your equipment and creating the environment, to choosing your fish and invertebrates. Diving into this book is a pleasure, whether you're an advanced aquarist, or a novice just getting into the hobby.

Planted Aquariums

Creation and Maintenance


Author: Christel Kasselmann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781575242651

Category: Gardening

Page: 158

View: 3227

Attractively planted aquariums are fascinating. They transplant a piece of Nature into your house and have a balancing and relaxing effect. Fish are particularly happy in well-planted aquariums and will show off their best coloration. This book presents methods for creating beautifully planted aquariums based on 25 years of practical experience, including planning, preparations, and step-by-step instructions; successful maintenance of planted aquariums; tips for choosing appropriate plants; and solutions for potential problems.

Freshwater Aquarium Models

Recipes for Creating Beautiful Aquariums That Thrive


Author: John H. Tullock

Publisher: *Howell Book House

ISBN: 0470112735

Category: Pets

Page: 280

View: 3928

This book shows you step-by-step and fish-by-fish how to create a beautiful, harmonious aquarium that mimics a natural habitat and fosters healthy fish and plant life. It includes more than eighty detailed recipes for aquariums of different types and sizes, specific aquarium model designs, the basics of aquarium setup and maintenance, and a 16-page color catalog of fish and plant varieties.

Nature Aquarium World


Author: Takashi Amano

Publisher: TFH Publications

ISBN: 9780793820788

Category: Pets

Page: 120

View: 7009

The Aquariums in this book are from 50 gallons to 5,000 fish, and all the technical data that are necessary, are supplied with each glorious photograph. This lovely book is called Nature Aquarium World, Book 3, because it is the third book in a series of three, all with aquariums set up to look like Nature.

Nature Aquarium

Complete Works, 1985-2009


Author: Takashi Amano

Publisher: TFH Publications

ISBN: 9780793806492

Category: Pets

Page: 265

View: 5974

In this new work from world-renowned aquarist Takashi Amano, over 200 vibrant, full-color photos display the captivating beauty of nature aquarium designs while providing detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to create your own aquatic masterpiece.

Freshwater Aquarium Chemistry

A Comprehensive Guide for Tropical Fish Hobbyists


Author: Kevin J. Ruff

Publisher: Aquachem Publishing

ISBN: 9780984121618

Category: Pets

Page: 88

View: 8884

A comprehensive guide to setting up & maintaining a freshwater aquarium.

Aquarium Designs Inspired by Nature


Author: Peter Hiscock

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated

ISBN: 9780764155499

Category: Pets

Page: 205

View: 1666

This lavishly photo-filled volume demonstrates that having an aquarium to be proud of means much more than keeping fish in a glass tank. The aquarium enthusiast who takes his hobby seriously reproduces a part of the aquatic natural environment in miniature inside his home. Author Peter Hiscock offers practical instructions on setting up a freshwater tropical aquarium. He describes substrate, aquarium plants, and appropriate combinations of fish. Much of this book focuses on fish and plant life in nature, and then offers details on replicating natural settings in the aquarium. Both plants and fish varieties are shown in vivid color photos and described in detail. More than 450 color photos and illustrations.

Aquarium Plant Paradise


Author: Takashi Amano

Publisher: Tfh Publications Incorporated

ISBN: 9780793805181

Category: Pets

Page: 64

View: 9140

Beautiful aquariums in varying sizes are shown set up according to different themes and moods.

A Book I'll Never Write


Author: Devon Eaton

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1329444728

Category: Poetry

Page: N.A

View: 3426

"A Book I'll Never Write" is an anthology of collected poems from writer Devon Eaton. It is his first published book. The included poems span a wide range of subjects and themes, covering such topics as love, abuse, suicide, poverty, and many many others.

The Bold Dry Garden

Lessons from the Ruth Bancroft Garden


Author: Johanna Silver

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604697725

Category: Gardening

Page: 236

View: 600

“For those of you—and your numbers are growing—gardening in drought-stricken parts of the country, The Bold Dry Garden will quench your thirst for inspiration.” —New York Times Book Review Ruth Bancroft is a dry gardening pioneer. Her lifelong love of plants led to the creation of one of the most acclaimed public gardens, The Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek, California. The Bold Dry Garden offers unparalleled access to the garden and the extraordinary woman responsible for it. In its stunningly photographed pages, you’ll discover the history of the garden and the design principles and plant palette that make it unique. Packed with growing and maintenance tips, profiles of signature plants for a dry garden, and innovative design techniques, The Bold Dry Garden has everything you need to create a garden that is lush, waterwise, and welcoming.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Freshwater Aquariums


Author: Mike Wickham

Publisher: Macmillan Distribution

ISBN: 9780876053270

Category: Pets

Page: 342

View: 1636

Details the equipment needed for an aquarium with step-by-step instructions on assembly and tips on fish, plants, and food

Aquarium Plants


Author: Peter Hiscock

Publisher: BowTie Press

ISBN: 9781931993548

Category: Pets

Page: 96

View: 5160

Written by fish keeping experts who have first-hand experience in answering hobbyists questions.

Freshwater Aquariums For Dummies


Author: Maddy Hargrove,Mic Hargrove

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118050972

Category: Pets

Page: 360

View: 5707

Covers the latest aquarium gadgets Design a dazzling underwater environment with this bestselling guide! Setting up your first freshwater aquarium can be a daunting task. This friendly guide answers all your questions, from setting up your tank and selecting fish to the water, chemicals, plants, and much more. There's also expanded guidance on combining different species of fish, maintaining a tank, cleaning gravel, and dealing with common problems such as algae. Discover how to * Choose the right aquarium * Select the best fish * Get good deals on equipment * Maintain a clean, healthy environment * Handle tank pitfalls * Breed your fish

The Plant Recipe Book

100 Living Arrangements for Any Home in Any Season


Author: Baylor Chapman

Publisher: Artisan Books

ISBN: 1579655513

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 271

View: 1583

Presents instructions for creating one hundred artful plant arrangements, with descriptions of specific plants, step-by-step illustrations, and additional information on the varieties of containers that can be used.

Encyclopedia of Aquarium Plants


Author: Peter Hiscock

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated

ISBN: 9780764155215

Category: Nature

Page: 205

View: 4246

Presents an instructive overview of plant maintenance in aquariums, and profiles over 150 alphabetized aquarium plants, providing growing information, growth rates, lighting requirements, and other practical details.