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Photos of Amano aquascaping

This might have been posted before, but I thought people would like to see.
Very interesting seeing the master at work.

http://idd01ewm.eresmas.net/amano/index.htm


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Too Cool!!!!!
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great link...thanks!
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Great find Lorenceo! I get a kick out of watching Amano work.

But I also get a kick out of seeing him pull that "nice rich substrate in back - sand in front" trick again, and this time he's got the stuff mixing together before it's even finished.

It's good to know that even the masters mess up every once in a while... just like us humans.

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I'm just waiting for the "where do I get grey CO2 tubing?" question


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Sooo... Where do I get grey CO2 tubing?

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Hmm. Ya know, maybe I am the only one, but I look at his tanks and just don't get it. They looked too unnatural for my taste. Too planned out if you will. I prefer a more random jungle look.
But maybe thats just me.

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Hmm. Ya know, maybe I am the only one, but I look at his tanks and just don't get it. They looked too unnatural for my taste. Too planned out if you will. I prefer a more random jungle look.
But maybe thats just me.

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I have to agree with you. I mean, I apreciate his style and respect others opinions but it's just not my taste.

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I agree as well. His designs are too sterile for me. But then again, I'm bored to tears by rock gardens and other similar things.

But I can appreciate his talent and his desire for perfection. I have learned from him, I just won't be imitating him.
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I prefer the plants looking kinda straggly with at least a couple types of algae making their presence known!

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I prefer the plants looking kinda straggly with at least a couple types of algae making their presence known!

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Oh come on eds.
I think it looks terrific. I believe that I have seen those exact same pieces of wood before. Maybe its part of Amano's traveling kit. I love Amano tanks. They keep a certain degree of elegance with a minimalism that so many competition tanks have. That takes a kind of discipline, something I lack... or the time and resources, for that matter.

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nice find! have you ever noticed how much this guy loves his wood coming out of his tanks?


also a really wierd thing i noticed was what the heck is that triangle on a stick! he was using to do something with around where the substraigh meets.. anyone have any explination?

also gotta love that lady in the backround

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also a really wierd thing i noticed was what the heck is that triangle on a stick!
He's using it as a rake/shovel. Pretty nice idea, actually.
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Not much for devided substrates, nor wood sticking out the top, but the driftwood is awfully nice.

By the before-last pic, he looks like he`s been through a war! lol

Interesting.
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He's using it as a rake/shovel. Pretty nice idea, actually.
Please! It is the "Sand Flattener" For about $50 you can get one from ADA IIRC...unless Jeff Senske's site or someone sells that specific ADA model cheaper.

You can get clones of it for a lot less...or just use a similar tool.


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