Ecology of the Planted Aquarium has ratings and 15 reviews. Diana Walstad Be the first to ask a question about Ecology of the Planted Aquarium. ECOLOGY of the PLANTED AQUARIUM. A Practical Manual and Scientific Treatise for the Home Aquarist Cropped. by Diana Walstad. 2 Jan Diana Walstad’s “Ecology of The Planted Aquarium” has been the standard guide to Low-Tech Aquariums since its first publication in

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The average or beginner hobbyist might want to avoid the book, because it can make the hobby seem intimidating.

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I will suggest to anyone! Her book is an interesting read and theory, but I believe somewhat misleading to beginners. Want to Read saving…. What don’t you like about the first edition? Craig rated it really liked it Apr 23, Where I’ve followed her recommendations very closely, it took several months before the aquariums were ready to host plants and animals of any sort.

Effectively varnished with jargon, this product of a specialist with a decade under her belt at the point of this publication falls unsurprisingly close to its progenitor — dense and, well, technical. Mar 01, Heather Seeley rated it really liked it Shelves: Hobbyists learn how to keep a healthy and inexpensive aquarium based on science.


Robert Paul Hudson To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. And in fact, it is misleading because people think they can grow Amano tanks using her methods.

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ecoligy It confuses me sometimes because I study it like I study a textbookbut unfortunately I can’t ask her. Hi, I thought it would be interesting to have a discussion on Diana Walstad’s approaches, review them, and talk about our experiences using them.

See details for description o any imperfections. So I guess that if you dose correctly with kitty litter, then you could have the same results, but my dosing skills are nil. If you have only 20 minutes with this book, I recommend the chapter nine about the algae combat mechanics.

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Be the first to ask a question about Ecology of the Planted Aquarium. You currently have 0 posts. Jeremy rated it eco,ogy liked it Jul 20, See all 2 pre-owned listings.

But for everyone else: Diana Gabaldon Hardcover Books. In I finished this book ages ago. Password Please enter a password for your user account. I finished this book ages ago. HOWEVER, after the initial period of settling it, aquariums set up along her general guideline are among the most fertile!


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. The main draw back to her method is you are light limited, and C02 limited and growth using her method is slow.

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Return to Book Page. Jun 05, Dee rated it really liked it. I was doing so many things incorrectly, now my tanks thee gotten better. I’m starting to understand that dosing, and added CO2 really, really help. That avatar is a pic I took last week of a flower from my 8 year old lace plant.

Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below. No brightly colored red plants either. Personally, I loved this book! With the right now how, this would make a stellar source for grad students and such.