Let me send you a few $$$. I am having horrible luck with my plants... so much crud everywhere.
No need to send $, just send the book back when you're finished.
Send me a pm or message me on FB the address.
Sorry to hear your plants are not doing well. The high tech method has been a steep learning curve for me... although the plants are thriving, so is the algae and I've accidentially killed some fish/shrimps with bad co2 equipment. It's been an expensive journey! I do like the lush ground cover, but am considering a larger low-tech tank again.