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The beat goes on.

> 	I must say that I was very "impressed" with a lot of the comments
> that my post generated. Some of you chose to attack me rather than discuss
> the issue. In negotiations that is considered a "bad tactic" since it
> implies weakness. Others, such as Arthur posted the following:
> 	"I don't represent ADA in any fashion....but I will say it is
> probably unfair to call a company a "scam" in a public forum, without
> backing up what you say. Perhaps some others on this list can share their
> hair-pulling experience... "
> 	Now really Arthur. Your website http://awaqua.com seems to be QUITE
> CONNECTED to ADA. I invite others to check out Arthur's very nice site.
> Amano Advertising everywhere and you sir wish to judge my
> commercialization critiques of Amano. THANK YOU SIR FOR PROVING MY POINT !
		Then we have Mr. Aqua botanic himself. Another seller
rushing to defend his market share. Pathetic again ! I have yet to hear
anything but attacks at myself from people that are in the business. 
> 	This is exactly what I am saying here folks. Amano may have started
> off as a photographer (YES an Artist), and did create some very
> interesting and beautiful Aquascapes (Yes artistic), but somewhere along
> the way the mighty dollar started making its presence. I do not think for
> an instance that his Zen poetry and "Earth, Wind and Fire" could sustain
> any tank using his theories.
> 	I stand by my opinion that Amano and ADA are totally overrated and
> highly commercialized. I would like one of you close cronies to him to ask
> him who his marketing agent is. I guarantee you that he has one ! 
> 	If you truly wanted to promote his techniques there would be more
> theory and technical information in is books and less Japanese poetry. Why
> is it people that in all of his books be flaunts his ADA brand everywhere
> ? He never talks about generic fertilizers or substrates or filters.
> Everything is ADA ?
> 	A planted aquarium, IMHO, should be a closed ecological system
> 	If you are going to reply to issue then lets discuss.
> 	If you are going to attack me and be an idiot don't bother because I
> will ignore you.