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My Nature Aquarium - Takashi Amano

I just recently asked my brother to order this book for me, since I've heard really good things about it. I just wanted to ask and see if what do you, planted tank members think about it if you own a copy of yourself?

I'm not all into buying books or anything, but when I don't have i-net acess, its good to sit and relax to read something about of the most popular plant gurus.
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Way to go John, though I don't have a copy of my own, I heard rave reviews of it on several sites...I saw it used for $14.72 @ Amazon (that's Bool 1, Book 2 for $12.89, Book 3 is also available for abt. 10 bux). Great price if you haven't ordered it yet.
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I bought Amano's book 1.

Just my opinion...

The illustrations are amazing, and his tanks are phenomenal.
Unfortunately, I found it frustrating because the book does not (at least I wasn't able to find any) provide you with a detailed list of all the plants that are used for each aquascape. Also, I didn't see any diagrams or "schematics/blueprint" if you will, of how the tank was laid out.

Gorgeous book with pictures to prove, but not very useful when it comes to helping you with the details, layout, plant list, etc.

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Books 2 and 3 list the fish and plants used, but some of the scientific names are wrong. These books have great pics, and are great for inspiration.

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I got the book off www.half.com, which is similar to www.amazon.com but it seems that prices are half off what they are sold for. I believe I got the book, hard cover for $19.00 brand new.

Something that makes me think is that, fish is also another factor of making an aquarium outstanding, rather than just the hardscape and plants used.
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I got a slightly used copy of vol 1 and 3, the photos are as good as it gets, and there is lots of aquascaping inspiration to be found. Not much technical detail... "3 beetle counters provide 1 bubble per second" or something like that, makes me wonder what that means in terms of ppms.


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I purchased book 2 a couple months ago. Although lacking in "how to" details, it's inspiring for sure.
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Personally this book taught me how to aquascape using different plants in different places,very useful but nothing more than this.
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