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RE; Amano cult discussion...
Amano and the ADA clan is one of the biggest Business
and Marketing scams to every hit the Aquarium Hobby !
There ! I said it !
The guy is an over rated "magic potion" scammer !
I do admire him though for the way he promotes his business
hiding behind the allegoric (I am an MIT grad so I am allowed
to use this word ! :) ) writings and photo essays
creating the Japanese mystic !
Has anyone looked closely at his pictures of "his" creations ?
They are so doctored up and fake that it is pathetic.
Nothing can survive for the long term in his tanks. I would like
him to set up a web cam on several of his tanks for people
to actually "see" how his tanks do over time. Mr. Amano, no one
can achieve equilibrium in a contained vessel, such as an aquarium
without variables changing over time. Chaos theory baby !
The only thing I will credit Amano with is his photography. Kudos
to you Sir for making aquariums look so fake ! Spielberg may
have a job for you !
What is more pathetic than that is me for buying his books !
(I wonder if I can get a refund ? ...)
Too all us here in this site : "This is were the real magic takes
place ! Its us. Its our communications, ideas and knowledge !"
Its sharing all this with each other. This is what real aquarium
plant and fish keeping is all about ! Not the fake and
commercial world of Amano.
Did you talk to you algae today ? You should because it IS in there !
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2002 22:25:24 +0800
From: " Anthony Baker" <bakera506 at earthlink_net>
Subject: RE; Amano cult discussion...
Mr. Purchase wrote:
"The "mystical garbage" is every bit as valid an
approach as worrying over micronutrient levels to the
point of _navel gazing_ or pulling your hair out over
the appearance of algae."
This cracked me up James... The scientific name for
navel gazing of course being omphaloskepsis -- one of
my favorite $5 words.
I do tend to agree with James on his points though --
at some root level I suspect many hobbiests are
interested in the "creative outlet" aspect.
Afterall, you can only buy so many gadgets and test
your water so many times before you actually have
to...God forbid!!... Aquascape and worry about how
the rocks look in the whole compositition. I'm very
excited that I am now at this stage, and no longer
stress about a little algae!