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Re: [APD] High water evaporation in a planted tank/ Amano
Nothing in my comments about Amano are meant to be
disparaging. It's more like a life's work and career for
him -- not what a *hobby* is to most folks. That was,
basically, my point, that it's his vocation and not merely
one of his avocations.
Is he religious about some aspects? Sure seems so to me
and to that extent some techniques might be less
empirically based, like the bit about no CO2 at night.
Amano has a method or two, that's fine -- I don't think
anyone says his methods don't succeed, although tastes do
differ on the art, but then, that's art.
But I still say, other methods also work that don't involve
such large and frequent water changes -- and I'm glad of
--- boolybooly <boolybooly at ntlworld_com> wrote:
> > Scott H > For Amano, it's not merely hobby. It's an
> > aquatics art business, it's an aquarium equipment
> business; it's
> > lots more than a mere hobby for him.
> The way I read it, he applies rules of proportion and
> makes use of space as
> well as substance, he arranges his tanks inspired by a
> love of natural form
> in a an expression which is recognisably of the Japanese
> Zen tradition. So
> you could argue is was a religion for him !
> In the end there is no doubt he works at what he does and
> succeeds. He has
> considerable experience and understands his materials,
> like a good artist. I
> have to confess I have not spent enough time working on
> my tanks to really
> get the feel of them though I have tried and continue to
> do so. When I look
> at pictures of his work I realise there is much I have
> yet to learn.
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