- Series: Nature Aquarium World (Book 3)
- Hardcover: 120 pages
- Publisher: TFH Publications; First Edition Thus edition (October 1996)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0793820782
- ISBN-13: 978-0793820788
- Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 11 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,525,016 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Nature Aquarium World, Book 3 (Bk. 3) Hardcover – October, 1996
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Top Customer Reviews
The plant names don't correspond with Western plant names. You'll have to ID things yourself based on the photographs.
A great book of inspiration once you know the essentials of aquatic plantscaping & fishkeeping.
Amano's tanks are a living work of art. If you're already into freshwater planted fishtanks, get this book! After you've bought book one, Nature Aquarium World, of course
Over 40 different designs for large to giant size aquariums are each presented on a 2-page spread. The enhanced printing of these photos reveals sharp details and brilliant color.
Each aquarium is titled, with the author describing his source of inspiration and how he interpreted it in the tank. Size and technical data are given along with a list by scientific name of all plants & fish used.
The use of plants and layout are emphasized over the fish. An interesting addition is several pages of beautiful microscopic photos of aquatic plants. This is a unique and inspiring look at the possibilities in aquarium design.
But, if you are a beginner looking for inspiration or scope of what is possible, this is a good beginner book. I suspect that majority of aquarists who actually get a lot of practical use from these books are those who can readily take the data from each photo and put it to good use. Amano's books, if used as such, assume the aquarist has an advanced understanding of lighting, water chemistry, nutrient balances, biological filtration, fish behavior, etc. For advanced aquarists, these books are invaluable in that they supply tested permutations that can be immediately applied. This saves the hobbyist much experimentation when it comes to combinations of plant placement, relative to CO2 levels and lighting and nutrient regimes.
In my opinion, this book is not required for beginners, although they can certainly learn from and enjoy it. But, it is required for any advanced plant-loving aquarist. I would highly recommend it for anyone who loves aquariums or appreciates the natural world.
The use of simplicity is amazing but not easy to realize. For every aquarist is the whole serie 1,2,3 a must. Fantastic. Good written and very nice taken photos as well.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I got mine kinda used and old but its still very imformative and would recommendPublished 18 months ago by Cole H.
Nature Aquarium World-Book 3 ( Bk. 3 ) by Takashi Amano ADA
* * * * * i love it
Beautiful photography with good ideas on the set up and maintenance of a natural planted tank.Published on November 16, 2008 by T. Myers
This book is beautiful. The photography is incredible.
Amano is the master of aquarium design and it shows in his photos. Read more
the first two books were great with my personal fave being Nature Aquarium World 1 but this one was beautifully designed and illistrated. Read morePublished on January 18, 2007 by lacy dougal