This book will be your constant reference for setting up and maintaining a successful freshwater aquarium. Youll come back to it again and again as you encounter (and learn to appreciate) the enormous complexities of aquatic ecosystems. Youll learn: How plants purify both water and substrate to make the aquarium healthier for fish. What aquarium maintenance is important and what is counterproductive and/or a waste of time. Facts about plants and algae that will come in handy for preventing those inevitable algae takeovers. How to successfully grow plants without expensive equipment and supplies.