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Instant 10 Starter Mix: 75% More, Same Price!

Our Instant 10 Starter Mix will get your Spirulina culture immediate to a safe pH of 10, and now it will do so at a new, lower price! Only $15 for 70 liters (18 gallons) worth of medium (don’t forget to add Optimized Metals Solution!) You’ll find it comes in improved packaging as well…

In Blue-Green Glory,
Dr. Baum

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Instant 10 Starter Mix Available!


Have an extra assurance of the safety of your culture: ensure that its pH is above the safe pH of 10 – a level that strongly excludes other types of (possibly harmful) algae.  AlgaeLab’s “Instant 10” starter powder is the only Spirulina nutrient mix that goes to a safe pH immediately.  Other mixes take 4 weeks or more, leaving your culture vulnerable…  AlgaeLab’s exclusive Instant 10 Starter Mix is further optimized with additional nutrients based on our years of testing and experience.

Keep your cultures safe with AlgaeLab!

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AlgaeLab Harvest System Now Available!


Our new harvest system, which greatly simplifies harvesting and draining your Spirulina, is now available for $19, come and get it!


Big green love,

Dr. Baum

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Complete New Kits With Harvest System On Sale $199!


Demand for the new kits has been strong to the point that we are sold out of the “Just the Essentials” kits…as we re-stock we are offering the lowest price ever on our Complete kits! Get all our new optimized nutrient mixes plus harvest system plus everything else you need to grow and harvest your own Spirulina superfood…

Dr. Baum

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New Harvest System: Simple, Quick and Easy Fresh Spirulina!

In response to your requests, we have created a simple, easy harvest system and it is now available!


No more bucket wrangling or siphoning: the new system uses your existing air pump and allows the filtered culture water to fall right back into the tank, greatly simplifying the process.


We have thoroughly de-bugged the system and its use, and include detailed, well illustrated instructions in the AlgaeLab tradition.


Now available in both new kit types, which now also include the new “Instant 10” Starter Mix, Optimized Post Harvest Mix, and Optimized Metals Solution.  We are proud of our new kits, check them out!

The harvest system will soon be available on its own.


From deep in the green,

Dr. Baum

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New Kits On Their Way!


In response to all of your requests we have created a simple, easy-to-use, inexpensive harvesting system to ease your obtaining fresh Spirulina from your tanks!

In addition to the new harvest system, our new kits will have all of our improved and optimized nutrient mixes and metals solutions for faster and safer growth…

These should be available in about a week, stay tuned.


From the heart of the chloroplast,

Dr. Baum

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Previews of Upcoming Book!

Hello fellow algae-nauts!

I have been working hard on my new book, The Algae Farmer’s Companion. The idea of it is to distill as much of the scientific research, and my personal experience and knowledge, into a compact, straightforward guide in plain language, covering all the main areas of interest to algae farmers.

This is basically the book I wish I had had when I started working with algae.

I thought I’d share some samples with you, so you can get an idea of what I’m up to… The book will be released as a series of mini-books, then as a single unified volume. These samples are from the “Making Algal Growth Media” mini-book, which will be released soon.


From deep in the chlorophyll,
Dr. Baum


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Announcing “Instant 10” Starter Mix!

More great news for your Spirulina cultures:

No more waiting for your culture to rise to the safe(er) pH of 10!

We have listened to your feedback and re-formulated our Starter Mix for both faster growth and resistance to contamination. Our “classic” mix took 4-6 weeks to rise to a pH of 10; by reaching this higher pH immediately, this new mix excludes possible invasive organisms from the beginning.

But there’s more: this new Starter Mix also contains nutrients beyond those in the “classic” mix, which have been shown in our labs to increase growth significantly.

Give it a try, we are certain you’ll enjoy the advantages of our new mix!

Going green,
Dr. Baum

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New Optimized Post-Harvest Mix!

Great news for all Spirulina growers!

We have been growing Spirulina here for seven years now, and have tried many ways of improving the growth and harvest processes. This new Post-Harvest Mix (formerly known as “Make-Up” mix) represents our latest boost to the DIY Spirulina field.

This new mix has two key advantages over the “Classic” Mix:

  1. An improved nutrient profile.
    We have been measuring the nutrient levels in our tanks before and after many, many re-grows, and this mix re-balances your tank far better than our original mix. This means faster re-grows, and a better nutrient balance, leading to a healthier, longer-lived culture and less time and money spent on replacing the medium.

  2. Less Clumping
    As we well know, and many of you have pointed out, the previous mix tended to solidify over time, making it difficult to measure out at harvest time. The new formulation is much easier to handle and measure, while still being food-grade.

Give it a try, we are certain you’ll enjoy the advantages of our new mix!

Keeping it green,
Dr. Baum

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May 31st Workshop with AlgaeLab Founder Dr. Aaron Wolf Baum!

Dr. Aaron Wolf Baum, AlgaeLab instructor

We are excited to present a new workshop opportunity – spend an afternoon with NASA algae scientist and AlgaeLab founder Dr. Aaron Wolf Baum learning the essentials of algae farming, followed by a live demonstration of all the steps necessary to grow, harvest, and maintain your own Spirulina culture!

The workshop will start with an overview of algae farming technique, and all of the considerations that go into algae farming – including growing, harvesting, and processing – as well as common solutions. The goal is to provide a solid foundation for further exploration of algae farming. This will be followed by a detailed discussion of the particulars of Spirulina cultivation.

There will be plenty of time for Dr. Baum to answer all your algae questions, so bring them!

All participants will receive: one copy of Dr. Baum’s book, Grow Your Own Spirulina Superfood, copies of all the instructional slides, and a one liter bottle of live spirulina culture to start your own tank or pond.
Sign up now, space is limited!

Course Fees:

$339 for workshop plus Full Spirulina Home-Grow Kit, including 1 liter of live culture, heater, air pump, air diffuser, air tubing, thermometer, two tubs of starter and one tub of make-up nutrient powder mix, iron solution, special pH strips, harvesting tube, harvesting cloth, clips, plug timer, and measuring spoons. This is a $50 savings from the online kit price. This is enough gear to be able to harvest from a 10-gallon tank every other day for approximately one year. Buy by clicking here.

$119 for workshop plus one copy of Dr. Baum’s book, “Grow Your Own Spirulina Superfood”, copies of all the instructional slides, and a one liter bottle of live spirulina culture (value $70+) to start your own tank or pond… Buy by clicking here.

May 31st, 1-5pm
Workshop location:

Ace Monster Toys
6050 Lowell Street
Oakland, CA

If the above payment links don’t work for you, either send payment via PayPal (go to, click “send money”, and enter as the recipient), or mail a check to:
772 Santa Maria Road
El Sobrante, CA 94803

Write us at with any questions.

See you there!
– Dr. Baum

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