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Amano step-by-step

So Amano doesn't share his secrets and how-to's? Well, ADA Europe do!

Courtesy of the Italians:

http://www.naturacquario.net/amano/

Ooooooh, you're going to love number 5. The tank's so big, they're actually standing in it to set it up.


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I really like all the moss in #4.

In #1, notice he uses a coarser substrate on the back half, and finer at the front for the glosso (is it?). Interesting.
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I believe the tank in number five was set up in his home...
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His 'vision' of the final product is just amazing to me. How you can create the layout and have it turn out just so. I remember reading someone else commenting on this a while back in some trade mag. Ahhhh, something to work for, I guess!!
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ARRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG! Good find, but...

Seeing that just makes it more frustrating. I mean, most of those has a horribly jumbled mess in "Completo" followed immediately by a beautiful scape in "Il resultato."

Maybe it's just me as a newbie, but I can see how he placed his rocks and plants from the final picture. I'm sure if you looked hard enough, you can find the exact same plants and pretty similarly shaped rocks and driftwood. However, it's getting to the final picture after placement that's the problem
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I believe the tank in number five was set up in his home...
That's his house???

I've got to get into the aquarium business!
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Is that a substrate heater-cable in tank 3? I thought they weren't that beneficial - although I have one (Dennerle sucker!)
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Wow, I bet #5 is hard to maintain.
You almost hafta strap on the scuba gear to do anything with that thing!


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Great site...thanks for posting it.
I would like to see a mix of #4 and #5....
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I don't see any pictures >_<
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The site seems to work only with Internet Explorer. JDinh, you will need to scroll over the links on the left to see the pics.
When you click the above link, click on the Allestimento1, etc. Then a second menu on the left will appear (1. Il fondo etc), scroll the mouse over those links (in IE) to view the pics.
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Thanks baj, the last tank is outstanding!
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Is that a substrate heater-cable in tank 3? I thought they weren't that beneficial - although I have one (Dennerle sucker!)
I believe ADA Japan/Asia actually sells a 'heating plate'. I think I saw one on someone from Hong Kong's new step-by-step yesterday. It appeared to be all metal (stainless steel?) and covered the whole bottom like a metal plate by the look of it, and the raised ridges were the elements.

Like an undergravel filter plate, except flat on the bottom of the tank. Eliminates the 'roots tangling with loose wires' problem methinks, so Amano's stuff's not just stylish, it can be practical too!
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Tank 4 just blows my mind.

I am just awed by this tank and but when ya think about it... its just a bunch of moss,wood, bolbitus,hairgrass and helferi. How hard could that be ? LOL

Its soooo natural looking...I can just picture someone snorkeling towards us through the center at any moment. It has to be more impressive standing in front of this tank. Can anyone read the tank size on this page, Im bad enough with English.
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I believe the tank in number five was set up in his home...
Yes, that is true. That tank is setup next to his dining table and measures 4 meters x 1.5 meters x 1.5 meters. Most of the plants he chose for it are low mainenance...no stems in there. Oh, and the view out of the sliding glass doors that you can't see across the table is his outdoor pond.
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