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Re: Reference book recommendation?

>Date: Tue, 26 Jan 1999 08:14:23 -0800 (PST)
>From: pete rose <bfordyce at yahoo_com>

>For each plant:
>A good color picture 
>Recommended water conditions(pH, hardness, etc.)
>Origin of the plant
>Conditions it grows in the wild (period of submersed/emersed, etc.)
>Ease of growth
>Speed of growth
>lighting requirements
>I don't want a book that is primarily devoted to the nitrogen cycle,
>how to set up a tank, etc. I want "hard core" info about each plant, more
of a
>reference book, although I am currently more interested in the more "common"

How a plant grows is largely dependent on the conditions you provide. Most
references I've found seem to base the growth information on techniques
that were in use 10-15 years ago. "Modern plants" seem to grow a lot faster
and bigger :-). 

Anyway, my favorite plant I.D. book is the Dennerle "System for a Problem
Free Aquarium" advertising book. Real color photos, at least. I got mine
from the AGA. 


George Booth, Ft. Collins, Colorado (booth at frii_com)
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