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Re: water chemistry textbook?
- To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
- Subject: Re: water chemistry textbook?
- From: DandelionSea at aol_com
- Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2003 13:05:48 EDT
Can someone please recommend a good water chemistry text book,
something that will help me follow all the chemistry-heavy threads on
this list and its archives?
shireen, the chemistry-challenged aquarist
I was quite confused at first by most of the technical aspects of this
hobby when I began to take an interest in it. If you want a good book that
concentrates mostly on good ways to grow aquatic plants and explains much of
the chemistry in easy-to-understand terms, I recommend Diana Walstad's "Ecology
of the Planted Aquarium." She goes over a lot of the sources of chemicals in
the aquarium, and her section on Carbon is particularly useful, as well as the
one on substrate and water purification/nutrient uptake by aquatic plants.
This may not be the BEST book available that deals with aquatic chemistry, and
certainly not the most technical, but it has given me a much deeper
understanding of water than I ever expected to have. The book runs about $30. I hope
this helps you out.