Aqua Design Amano

Aquarium Design Amano

The nature photographer Takashi Amano comes from the Japanese city of Niigata, which is also famous as the stronghold of Koi breeding. Although aquaria furnished attractively with aquatic plants were originally unknown in the Japanese aquarium hobby, this was changed by the fantastic photographs of Takashi Amano. Through his invaluable preliminary work, today in Japan aquatic plant gardens are commonplace in the aquarium hobby. In his manner of furnishing aquaria, Amano trod completely new...

Micranthemum Umbrosum

Tetra Ulreyi

This process is called photosynthesis. In biology class we learned that the photosynthesis of plants is the basis for all life on earth. In their natural environment, plants as a rule are constantly supplied with sufficient carbon dioxide. In the aquarium, on the other hand, the amount of carbon dioxide respired by the fishes is too small to ensure a lasting CO., supply for the plants. The available carbon dioxide is used up in the process of photosynthesis. As a...

Rotala Macrandra

Dwarf Hairgrass Eleocharis Acicularis

10 x 20 W sodium tubes , 10 hours day. External filtration of the aquarium through biological filter material, substrate of fine sand, C02 fertilization, about four bubbles per second, and a weekly water change of about 1 3 the volume. 10 x 20 W sodium tubes , 10 hours day. External filtration of the aquarium through biological filter material, substrate of fine sand, C02 fertilization, about four bubbles per second, and a weekly water change of about 1 3 the volume. Bacopa caroliiiiana...

The World of Tetras

Hyphessobrycon Herbertaxelrodi

It would be presumptuous to want to recreate impressive biotopes on a small scale in the aquarium. Nevertheless, attractive landscape elements should be an inspiration to the creative hobbyist. . . . In the Muromachi period 1338 1573 , the grandiose Chinese aquatic montane landscapes were recreated even in limited spaces in Japanese horticulture. The focal point of my work is in creating landscapes based on the natural model. In Zen gardens of the Karesansui style it is attempted to represent...

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One possibility is oriented toward a design that is characteristic of artificially arranged flower beds. The other way is to learn from Nature and to create underwater landscapes according to her model. Underlayments forthe aquarium left and substrate materials below . The lowermost layer consists of coarse Styrofoam. A finer material, such as polyurethane foam, is placed on top of it to provide a uniform surface to support the aquarium. Next comes a heating pad, if one is used. Finally a tile...

Aquarium Plant Paradise

Takashi Amano Aquarium

The World of Tetras Nature and Aquarium 8 Squalls in the The Garden of the Muse 15 The Glow of the Grove 18 Majestic Furnishing the Aquarium 28 Shadows in the Rainforest 34 60 and Plants That Produce Runners 40 The Wind Feeding the A Serenade of the Wind 45 Sunspot A Sunbeam Shimmering Red Plants Are More Important 55 The Decorative Objects Wood and Rock in the Aquarium 57 The Care of the Plants 60