Book review: Aquarium Plants Guide 2015/16

Brenna

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#1
By Stefan Hummel & Chris Lukhaup

This book is put out by Dennerle. Dennerle is Europe's biggest plant supplier. This book came from Amazon. Cost was $7.76 plus $7.50 shipping and was shipping from United Kingdom.

This book is great! It has a breakdown of each plant describing it's needs and growing conditions. They also make awesome planted tank videos!
Momma Echo ordered this and she picked a good one! I'll follow up with pics as soon they load.
 

TigerTerror

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#2
By Stefan Hummel & Chris Lukhaup

This book is put out by Dennerle. Dennerle is Europe's biggest plant supplier. This book came from Amazon. Cost was $7.76 plus $7.50 shipping and was shipping from United Kingdom.

This book is great! It has a breakdown of each plant describing it's needs and growing conditions. They also make awesome planted tank videos!
Momma Echo ordered this and she picked a good one! I'll follow up with pics as soon they load.
Digital download available?
 

Poppa Ryno

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#3
Great stuff, Brenna! I will get a book review section created this evening.
 

Brenna

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#6
Yeah it even gives mockups for various sized tanks. Their planted tank videos are good, I couldn't replicate, all high end equipment etc and narrated in a very easy to understand British accent.
 

GreenGo

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#8
I have a lot of books and access to more if you all are interested in seeing more reviews. Kinds did this one in a hurry.
Yes please! :D
 

fish wrangler

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#11
So I sorta broke down and bought this book after reading this review. I have to say I'm impressed with it, but not happy about somethings. In the plant species area I would have like to see the common name listed with the scientific name.
 

Brenna

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#12
So I sorta broke down and bought this book after reading this review. I have to say I'm impressed with it, but not happy about somethings. In the plant species area I would have like to see the common name listed with the scientific name.
Thank you for adding that to this thread. That's something I didn't even think about.
 

Gillie

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#13
The only issue with common names is that most US trade names differ from those overseas so it could get confusing.
 

Navigator Black

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#14
Things go really wrong with common names, which is a problem. Even within the US and Canada, I see the same species sold under a number of names, or even worse, the same name used repeatedly for different species. I give up on common names. They add to confusion.
I may be more sensitive to it because I live in a place where we speak two languages, and that really complicates common names. It' s easier to communicate across cultures with the Latin, no one's language.
 

toolman

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#18
It has a section on biotopes, anatomy of plants, their commercial production of the plants, moss, tropical jungle in miniature, floating plants, terrarium plants, aquascaping, danish syle aquariums,nano cubesb wood &stone, planting, pruning, maintenance, plant fertilization, and algae.

The section on each species includes a picture, scientific name, native area, area of aquarium and height, light and temperature requirements, growth rate, ph, hardness, co2, and propogation. Brennas post #4 in this thread shows a pic of the individual plant descriptions.

As with any basic reference the information is sometimes brief, but there is a lot of information to get started on your research of any plants or ecosystem and basic information for those beginning to keep plants or an experienced aquarist wanting a quick reference book.
 

tfreema

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#19
This is pretty awesome. I will definitely look for this one. I agree that using the common names lends to confusion. It is also confusing to me when someone recommends something like "crypts." I mean, do you have any idea how many different species are commonly called crypts?
 
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