Originally Posted by scolley
Thanks for putting those up. These pics are so good, they deserve their own thread, with your name by it, and all the "stars" it gets. Don't get me wrong, I'm happy for them to stay here.
but they are so awesome, burying them in this thread seems like a waste. They deserve top billing somewhere - because like my 3 Amano books, and my CD of AGA entries, a link to these pics is going to be a permanent part of my inspirational reading.
PS - Marc did you know that you were wearing dark sneakers, with white laces, with either a stripe or maybe a "swoosh" down the side the day you took those pics?
HAHHA your are so funny- yes i was wearing dark sneakers! I didnt notice my reflection until you pointed that out. GREAT EYE!
Where do you think a good place on the forum i should post these pictures?
To reply to some of your comments-
2) It may not look like there is CO2 in some tanks, but all are actually being fed. Only the tanks with sumps have the CO2 fed out of sight.
4) The tanks you see here are not welded! So that shouldnt discourage you from the project. I think his older tanks were... The tank builders did a great job, you could barely see any adhesive.
BTW Steve- Amano has a 4th book out. i just picked one up last week. I saw it on Amazon.com. Title is "Aquarium Plant Paradise" ISBN 0-7938-0518-X
A LFS guy told me why Amano puts the intake and return on the side-I wish i could have thought about it myself, the idea is so simple i almost pulled my hair out. He said that due to the reflection of the lights going into the tank and bouncing off the inner walls of the tank, it blocks light from the outside. For example-when you have an all clear glass tank, which you see above, If you were to put your intake or return on the back, which most of us do. You will very easily see the hoses and wires etc. If you stick the hoses on the side, when you look from the front of the tank, you would not see them. I dont know if i explained that well.... but its all due to light reflection and making the tanks look clean. (less clutter)