When we first heard of Marine Plant Book we raced to the website to seek the details of where this book could be purchased. After poking around the website for a while, we realized that the website is the book. With so many different publications on corals, reef aquariums, invertebrates, nano reefs and a whole suite of marginal marine aquarium topics, it is a wonder that it took so long to get such a large work dedicated to the plants that have a huge influence on shaping the marine environment.
Sure Algaebase has been around for a long time but it is geared more towards identification of algaes and resources for researchers. Marine Plants in the Aquarium was produced by Russ Kronenwetter of Gulf Coast Ecosystems. GCE is a specialist in marine plants like seagrasses and macroalgaes and it is evident that the business is founded on a passion for marine plants that is not yet common in the marine aquarium hobby. Perhaps marine aquarium plant aquascaping will get a little boost with the free online book which is loaded with tantalizing colorful pictures of marine algae.