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5 Aquascaping Book Gifts for Christmas

Fish Keeping Christmas Gift Ideas

Christmas Gift Ideas - Aquascaping Book from

Need to know what to buy your fish keeping family member or friend this Christmas? Here are some aquascaping book ideas that would make fantastic Christmas presents.

1: Aquascaping: A Step-by-Step Guide to Planting, Styling, and Maintaining Beautiful Aquariums - George Farmer

A newly published book written by the internationally known aquascaper and YouTuber George Farmer. Perfect for the budding fish keeper who wants to learn more about getting into planted aquariums and aquascaping. Plenty of step-by-step guides, excellent advice, inspirational photographs, and great tips to help you succeed - Highly recommended.

2: The Art of Aquascaping - Planted Aquarium Guide - James Findley

Authored by the renowned aquascaper James Findley, owner of The Green Machine business. This book covers the techniques involved in creating and maintaining nature aquariums of the ADA style. It is both an excellent photographic and informative insight into how James crafted many beautiful aquascapes that previously adorned The Green Machine showroom.

3: Ecology of the Planted Aquarium: A Practical Manual and Scientific Treatise for the Home Aquarist - Diana Walstad

Ideal for those who want to understand more about the science and theories behind low energy naturally planted aquariums. Don’t be put off, you don’t need a science degree but be aware that it does contain a lot of scientific terms.

4: Nature Aquarium: Complete Works 1985-2009 Hardcover - Takashi Amano

Sadly, now rarely available, the ultimate coffee table book for all aquascapers. An oversized book of just over 260 pages, packed with 200 plus high-quality photographs. The book represents a collection of all the previous works of Takashi Amano, the mentor and hero of so many modern-day aquascapers. Truly inspirational.

5: Sunken Gardens: A Step-By-Step Guide to Planting Freshwater Aquariums - Karen Randall

Despite its release date and the fact that some information is now a little out of date, this book remains an excellent guide for novices looking to get started with planted aquariums and aquascapes. Full of excellent information and guidance, in an easy-to-understand-format, and terminology that is simple to understand.

Author: Stewart Kessel CChem, MRSC

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