Algae: A Problem Solver Guide (Oceanographic Series)

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Under specific conditions just about any seaweed, turf alga, phytoplankton or cyanobacteria can bloom and become "problematic." In this book Julian Sprung focuses on the varieties of algae that commonly do so in aquariums. He identifies them with Latin and common names, photographs of their gross morphology and photographs taken under the microscope that depict important identifying features. The author gives an extensive set of recommendations for ways to control the growth of each alga through a combination of aquarium husbandry practices and the use of specific herbivores.

At some point every aquarist encounters a problem with algae. Solving the problems and controlling the algae can be a real test of ones patience and skill. If you are about to give up your hobby because your expensive aquarium has an out-of-control algae bloom that is driving you crazy, don’t give up! Buy this book and follow Julian’s advice.

Identifies algae that become "problematic" in aquariums. · Explains the Physical, Chemical, and Biological requirements of algae.

· Over 180 color photographs, including photographs taken under the microscope to show important identifying features. · Extensive recommendations for ways to control algae growth.·How to eliminate Red Slime Algae once and for all.· How to stop Green Hair Algae from ruining your aquarium.·How to stop a dinoflagellate bloom. · How to control diatoms. · New herbivores for controlling Bryopsis and other hair algae. · New herbivores that eat Valonia.

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Julian Sprung began studying marinelife more than 30 years ago in South Florida. He is a biologist, author and aquarium design consultant. His research of coral reef ecosystems in nature and in specially designed reef aquariums has involved travel to many countries. Julian photographed the algae and other marinelife for this book on reefs and in aquariums around the world. Julian writes about his work for various aquarium hobby publications, and his monthly column, "Reef Notes" in Freshwater and Marine Aquarium magazine has been compiled in a book series, Reef Notes Revisited and Revised. Julian also co-wrote with J. Charles Delbeek The Reef Aquarium Volumes One & Two, considered the "bibles" on the subject.

Review:

A long awaited book. No magic tricks but a lot of good sense and numerous tips for the reef aquarist. -- Jean-Michel Bour, Bleu et Vert Diffusion (Bookshop in France), September 2002

A must have book for the reefkeeper. Scientific algae knowledge, profound aquarium experience and problem solving techniques. -- Daniel Knop, Editor, Koralle Magazine (Germany), September 2002

The book is a valuable tool for those seeking answers to problems of algae control in the marine aquarium. -- Doug Robbins, Advanced Aquarist's Online Magazine, September 2002

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