- Series: Nature Aquarium World (Book 1)
- Hardcover: 192 pages
- Publisher: TFH Publications (May 1994)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0793800897
- ISBN-13: 978-0793800896
- Product Dimensions: 12.5 x 9.5 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #514,305 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Nature Aquarium World: How You Can Make A Most Beautiful Aquarium Hardcover – May, 1994
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This first book contains photos of dozens of tanks ranging from very small to very large, and for each tank there is a listing of data which characterizes it: Photographing date, tank dimensions, water content, lighting, filtering, substrate, CO2 supply, fertilization, water change, and the levels of temperature, pH, GH, KH, Nitrite, Nitrate, CO2 and O2. In this book there is hardly any info on the fish and plants portayed in each tank.
Breathtaking photos and exacting descriptions (of both the photography techniques and the plants, stones, substrates, etc. used to create the scenes are included. I would've given it the full 5 stars, but..like most amazing 'how-to' books, these scenes are more of a nirvana that aqariums could wish to attain instead of practical set-ups for Joe everyman. However, even the lush (and very expensive) plant materials and displays can serve as inspiration for current or potential aquarium owners to harmonize their little underwater worlds with nature...instead of masking it over with horrid fluorescent colors.
While this book is very inspiring, it is not a comprehensive planted aquarium book. You would do well to purchase this book alongside a general "how to" book on planted Aquaria.
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Lots of pretty pictures. SO MANY FREAKING NICE TANKS THAT I WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO GET! :(Published 21 months ago by Jagonfly
Takashi Vol 1 just sepctacular book for designs, photos of planted Amanao tanks - a classicPublished 24 months ago by BusyBuyer
very nice pictures and good information on how to care a planted aquarium. but it needs more information on why the amount of co2 that is used for different aquariums.Published on February 18, 2014 by carlos holguin
I bought this book because I love tropical aquariums. The book came from an independent seller, was shipped quickly and arrived exactly as described. Read morePublished on February 20, 2013 by cgs
Turned people into fish keepers from the wonderful pictures that are taken in this book. A view to see what the top can accomplish in this hobby.Published on January 21, 2013 by dan winiecki
Not impressed with the photos, they all look too much the same and so many features are hard to see. Read morePublished on April 19, 2011 by Midnight Oil
I, really think it was a good book for beginners like me, but it wasn't what I was looking for. It had great photography, but it was very unclear how to make a beautiful, planted... Read morePublished on May 21, 2007 by Whatta