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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-22-2005, 11:45 PM Thread Starter
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Which Amano book do you like the best out of the 3 by TFH?

I like the first as it isn't trying to hard to be perfect and IMO resembles natural setting a little more.
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number 2, because that's the only one I have
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I like the first one a lot because it has more detail on Amano's philosophy and his interpretation and learnings from nature. But I like the third book the most from a tank layout and practicality stand point. But since they are all wonderful books, its hard to pick a favorite from triplets

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#1 is the best from a quality point of view. Having them all however is great for scaping ideas. Actually, if you want some really good ideas, get the ADA contests books!

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I like No. 1 more as it explains the whole philosophy behind the Nature concept - in words as well as photos. No.2 and 3 are more appendices with more photos of his tanks - all stunning though. Something to aim for.
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Yeah, for the most part it seems people enjoyed #1 best, even though 2 and 3 were "prettier pictures".

If you really like #1 above the others like I do, IMO it's because the plants that were used in #1 seem to be very "standard" and are used as starter kit plants now, like hygro poly. and hygro witeria and rotala rotundifolia. I am trying to go that way now.
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Number 1 by far.
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I am awaiting my shipment of number 1 and 2 (I did not even know there was a third).
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-25-2005, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
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Number 1 is about the idea. Number is a book of layouts from very small to medium sized tanks. Number three is medium to extra large tank layouts.
2 and 3 are more picture books
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