Aquatic Systems engineering: Devices Book

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  1. JOER0178

    JOER0178 Peppermint Shrimp

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  3. Jason McKenzie

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    Went on a short hunt for that book Joe. Seems to be out of print. If you get your hands on one it would be a keeper.

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    Found book at amazon.com:

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    After reading "reviews" sounded  like a great reference to have on hand...so ordered copy...

    Once here will put up as "loaner" for anyone else that may want to browse...

    Here are some sample reviews from Amazon:

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    Reviewer: David Lupia from Ridgefield, CT United States


    As an amateur aquarium enthusiast, I've had trouble obtaining accurate and reliable information about the design and functioning of aquatic systems. This book takes a serious top-down approach so the reader can drill-down as far as he wants into theory and mathematics to satisfy his curiosity. It is well organized and concisely written. The chapters on ultraviolet sterilizes are particularly well-done. I can now hold my own with retailers and manufacturers' representatives who push buyers towards high cost solutions that are inefficient or don't work. Now if Mr. Escobar would take on natural aquatic systems, I might learn the relationship between sunlight and artificial ultraviolet lighting as it relates to the control of algae!



    Reviewer: filishy (see more about me) from Miami, Florida USA  


    Although a bit technical at times, Escobal's book is designed to literally teach aquarists the often mysterious ways our aquatic devices really work. As a dedicated aquarist, I have tinkered with all my aquariums for a long time but, it was not until I got this book, that I truly began to understand the chemistry or physics behind the diverse array of filters, protein skimmers, reactors and so forth, that are part of this hobby. The book is written like a textbook and it includes exercises, examples, charts and graphics. As a result, the reader can absorb the contents as his/her own pace and safely tinker with his/her own devices at home. Although at times too technical, the book is a true jewel to be cherished by all who love aquatic life and strive to keep it alive and well in their aquariums.



    Reviewer: A reader  


    Gives good analysis of some of the aquarium hobby's most common filtration devices, including mathmatical formulas for optimizing function of these devices. However, some very common filtration methods (e.g. undergravel filtration) are not addressed by the author, where a mathmatical treatment of these could have also been included in the book. The devices most detailed seem to coincide with the product line offered by the manufacturing company also founded by the author. In all, the book is a valuable reference of the serious hobbyist wishing to understand how important concepts in aquarium keeping work (protein skimming, water flow, etc.)


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    yea think im going to get it id like to know how some of this stuff works. easier to fix a problem if you know how it works to begin with.
     
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