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Re: emergent growth

> Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2002 06:51:38 +0000
> From: "Edward Venn" <e_venn at hotmail_com>
> Subject: Very Un Amano
> The concept of a tank that has several levels of emergent, dryland and non
> emergent vegetation is very attractive and something Amano considers to be
> anethema. Fortunately many other Japanese hobbyists consider this to be a
> very attractive format and make use of it a lot.

Then why did he do a very large tank(his largest I've seen) with wood poking
up and out of the tank in the Book of ADA? It looks to be a 5ftx5ftx 10ft
tank with emergent growth.
Big old pieces of wood poking up and plant attached/floating plants etc.
Then there's that issue of modeling from nature.
I don't see how one can avoid the issue of submerged to emergent growth as
it is in the very natural pics that he bases his approach on.
Go to any pond/lake/stream river etc. Pretty hard to ignore what the plants
are doing.
Some may wish to separate themselves from emergent issues/ponds/design and
focus on submersed growth exclusively. There is much to be done in that one
area alone. I like both......actually anything that puts a plant into an
I think what bugs him(I don't have a clue if it does or not) is that it's
somewhat like painting outside your picture frame(the tank itself).

That would look funny and I could see an argument for that. But it can be
solved by expanding the picture frame or not having a frame that is confined
to the tank itself but the whole area,wall or the stand/tank/light system.

Tom Barr