Planted Tank Enthusiast
Join Date: May 2019
Location: Palm Springs, CA
Loving this "ok Boomer" thread on the books that got us started in the hobby. For me it was Pet Library's Aquarium Guide by Jim Kelly, published in 1969. Reading this thread, I had to look it up on Amazon & buy a copy LOL. It had profiles of all the fish common in the hobby at the time, with great color photos. Read it cover to cover many times over. Looking back, the plant info wasn't very good though: Amazon swords, crypts, etc were all described as soft water species, so I didn't even attempt them. And the LFS plant choices in 1970s Iowa were limited--they were passing off terrestrial plants like Dracaena sanderiana as submerged aquatic plants. No wonder all I had was water sprite & anacharis. But my angels seemed happy & spawned for me even in my hard well water.
Last edited by Desert Pupfish; 01-20-2020 at 07:21 PM.