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What are your favorite resource books for planted tanks? I'd like to purchase 1 or 2 because my library doesn't have any! Thanks
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The best one I have in my library is Christel Kasselmann's Aquarium Plants.
For an all-around, indepth analysis of aquarium plants, their natural growing conditions, and
care, I have not found anything to beat it.

You could say this book is on par with Baensche's Aquarium Atlas for fish-keeping; but, Kasselmann has made a book on par for aquarium plants.

The most beautiful book of aquascaping, for me, is Amano's Nature Aquarium World. It is a book Ive wanted for awhile and picked up used at an auction last week at a local aquarium society meeting. It is awe-inspiring.

If you need a beginner book. A sort of over-view of basics in aquatic gardening and hard-scaping design I would recommend Karen A. Randall's Sunken Gardens. Its an informative primer.


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Have and enjoy all the above except Amano's and I want that one. Would also recommend The Simple Guide to Planted Aquariums by Terry Anne Barber and Ecology of the Planted Aquarium by Walstad.
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The best one I have in my library is Christel Kasselmann's Aquarium Plants.
For an all-around, indepth analysis of aquarium plants, their natural growing conditions, and
care, I have not found anything to beat it.

You could say this book is on par with Baensche's Aquarium Atlas for fish-keeping; but, Kasselmann has made a book on par for aquarium plants.

The most beautiful book of aquascaping, for me, is Amano's Nature Aquarium World. It is a book Ive wanted for awhile and picked up used at an auction last week at a local aquarium society meeting. It is awe-inspiring.

If you need a beginner book. A sort of over-view of basics in aquatic gardening and hard-scaping design I would recommend Karen A. Randall's Sunken Gardens. Its an informative primer.
Karen's book is a wonderful book, a lot of good material is covered.
Dennis Wong's website is also a very well composed work too!

Walstad's book has a great deal of good information and is a great knowledgeable read but in no way represents the tanks I keep.
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Walstad's book has a great deal of good information and is a great knowledgeable read but in no way represents the tanks I keep.
Same. I love me some filters and water changes! I appreciate her book because of the explanations of how the working parts all move together in an ecosystem. It just gives a little deeper understanding of what goes on every time I clean my filters or change 20% of the water volume while vacuuming substrate (lest anybody miss the joke there, she didn't advocate these things when she wrote that).
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I also would recommend all three of Amano's books. There is a 4th that is a compilation of some of the works from the previous 3 books, along with a few new scapes as well.

They serve as excellent "coffee table" books, or for inspiration!
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Thanks for all the great suggestions!!
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I think there is no substitute for a book that you can touch with your hands- have right at your finger-tips when you need it. I have been collecting aquarium-related books for many years and have way more than is needed by one person- but, I use them again and again.

My interest in aquariums runs the gamut, so if you need any recommendations outside of aquarium plants and aquatic design I am sure I could give some further suggestions.


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I personally like the Amano books for the eye candy and inspiration, but your choice of books would depend greatly if you are a farmer or a scaper.

I find instructional books get outdated and prefer to access information online via forums, etc. Even when I look back at some planted aquarium related magazines some of the information doesn't hold true anymore.


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