Algae: A Problem Solver Guide by Julian Sprung

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Algae: A Problem Solver Guide by Julian Sprung

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Written by Julian Sprung, renowned aquarist and co-founder of Two Little Fishes, Inc. This book identifies algae that commonly bloom in aquariums, with photographs and descriptions of their life history. Specific recommendations offer ways to control the algae through aquarium husbandry practices and the use of herbivores.

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Highlights of this book:

  • 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 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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6 Items

  • Great book By josh on 9/1/2016

    This is a great book for quick reference instead of looking online for answers. The picture's show the algae from close up and also from a microscope view. I don't have a microscope but the close up views helped me pin down what type of algae is in my tank, now I know what species to focus on. I haven't read the whole book yet but overall I am pleased with the book. I think the price is a little steep but what other books out there focus solely on the algae in our tanks. In closing I also want to point out this book is focused on algae in marine tanks not freshwater planted ones.
  • A MUST HAVE By Keith on 3/11/2015

    Absolute MUST have for any reef library
  • Excellent reference but very technical By Carole on 4/26/2014

    This small soft covered book is an excellent reference for the saltwater aquarium enthusiast. It has great detail although it is very technical. There are numerous photographs which compliment the text well. Because of its technical nature it may not suit all reefers.
  • thorough By Daniel on 3/21/2014

    This book is for a biologist. Extremely technical, talks about about everything to do with algae, and uses all the scientific names and language. I found this book very helpful, but difficult to understand sometimes.
  • Very informative book By Alex on 8/5/2012

    Overall I'm quite happy with the book as it helps identify the algae, then provides food sources for each. Eliminating the food source will eventually eliminate algae in question, which is exactly what I was looking for.
    The overview in the beginning of the book was very informative, but perhaps a bit too scientific. Lacking a degree in biology, it was a little hard to comprehend completely.
  • i wouldnt waste your time By Richard on 3/27/2012

    Unless you have a chemistry/biology degree, you'd be better off looking online for better informative info. for the money you pay for this book, i was expecting little more than a pamplet of information with a fancy cover. most people nowadays want a step by step to problem solving anything and told exactly what to do or try. This book felt like a lot of filler was put in their to fill the pages, and i found myself more lost than when i began to read the book. great author though, and he knows his stuff, but too scientific for me