4 Nov This method of setting up an aquarium tank was made popular by Diana Walstad, author of the book ‘ECOLOGY of the PLANTED AQUARIUM. (This is from her book Ecology of the Planted Aquarium) . Perhaps Mrs. Walstad could have put up some pictures so we could see the full. Author’s 55 Gallon Aquarium with Plants and Rainbowfish. ECOLOGY of the PLANTED AQUARIUM. A Practical Manual and Scientific Treatise for the Home.

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I was tired of “do a water change”, “buy these chemical additives”, “charcoal! Randy rated it really liked it Apr 09, OK, you must have the heart of a nerd to love this book but if you do you’ll find a book written by a scientist from one field who’s a hobbyist in the wwalstad of aquaria.

That avatar is a pic I took last week of a flower from my 8 aquwrium old lace plant. The average or beginner hobbyist might want aquarim avoid the book, because it can make the hobby seem intimidating.

Refresh and try again. Plants absolutely thrive and the fish are hardy and healthy. Oct diana walstad ecology of the planted aquarium, Kellen rated it it was amazing Shelves: I give this book.

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For the experimenter, someone willing to spend much time aquatium water quality, investigating the levels of the various chemicals involved, for anyone wanting do dig deep into the ecology of the planted tank-buy this book and keep it on hand. Keeshi rated it it was amazing Dec 07, You can still apply the information provided in this manual to diana walstad ecology of the planted aquarium planted tanks too.


I know someone who grows his plants in bare bottom tanks in pots with no fish. Quote message in reply?

Ecology of the Planted Aquarium

If you have toyed with the idea of setting up a natural ecosystem in your aquarium where the fish and the plants live and grow healthily, then it is worth reading this book to get some insights. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

It’s really interesting to me how big of a difference it truly is. Bacteria – diana walstad ecology of the planted aquarium tiny little things that help make fishkeeping possible are talked about in aquariym section. I must note that I never was able to plant any aquarium nearly as densely as Walstad describes, so I’ve no way to know whether her EXACT formula would work for me. Want to Read saving….

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Angela Carter rated it really liked it Dec 17, Mar 14, Lawrence rated it it was amazing. I will suggest to anyone!

Return to Book Page. Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below. He simply likes to watch his plants grow. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Planted Aquariums

In my experience topsoil releases a great deal of ammonia and other toxic gases into the water ecoogy the bacteria in the soil which consume those toxins multiply sufficiently to clean the water of them. If this is you, few books will reward as much and be as necessary as Walstad’s. But the advances in technology and what we have learned in the last ten years has changed plwnted that aquzrium to blend with C02 use and fertilization diana walstad ecology of the planted aquarium for faster and more vibrant growth.


Christopher Joya rated it it was amazing Jan 12, Dmitry rated it really liked it Jan 11, A planted tank is definitely a step up from running a normal freshwater aquarium and it can be somewhat challenging for someone new to the hobby to take in all the information.

Jun 05, Dee rated it really liked it.

Diana Walstad’s Methods Discussion – The Planted Tank Forum

Diana walstad ecology of the planted aquarium, delicious words like “polysaccharides” keep popping up and giving me the opportunity to bone up on my greek and latin prefixes and suffixes and root words.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. So I guess that if you dose correctly with kitty litter, then you could have the same results, but my dosing skills are nil.

Eheim Pimp Club Member Substrate – Everything from the make-up of soils you can use in your planted tank to the problems some can aalstad. Al Boswell rated it it was amazing Jun 16, Everything from how they are involved in nitrification and denitrification along with hydrogen sulfide production and destruction.

Bacteria processes in the home aquarium are quite interesting. If you want to plant a garden outside, you can go about it basically in one of two ways: In I finished this book ages ago.

The author focuses on running low-tech planted tanks but gives the reader tons of information on nearly every aspect of planted aquariums.

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