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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V3 #1449

On Tue, 14 Dec 1999, Aquatic Plants Digest wrote:

> Date: Mon, 13 Dec 1999 20:07:05 -0000
> From: "A M Moore" <andy at ascot_u-net.com>
> Subject: Re: Aquatic Plant Books
> Roger Miller suggested:-
> "Aquarium Plants Manual" by Ines Scheurmann (from Barron's; ISBN
> 0-8120-1687-4, translated from the original German) is a good
> English-language reference.  It's a very small volume, and it's
> correspondingly inexpensive.
> as a decent plant book.
> Roger, can you give us some more details about this book ?? Does it eg.
> cover CO2 fertilisation, water hardness, plant nutrients etc. or does it
> just give good pictures of plants ?

It covers all of the above, including such things as substrate heating, 
CO2 injection  - even pruning methods.  It also has a section on how to
diagnose specific problems; like how to tell when you don't have enough
light, how to recognize different kinds of algae and different sorts of
damage to plants.

Being a small book (92 pages including the index) all of the discussion is
very brief.  There is a section on plant species, but don't buy the book
for plant identificiation.  The plants descriptions section certainly is
not comprehensive, but the photographs are very nice.

Roger Miller

P.S.  I order Diana Walstad's new book back on Dec. 6 using the URL
that Steve Pushak refered to in his letter of Dec. 5.  The book arrived
today (Dec. 14) by US Mail.  Pretty good turnaround.