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Date: Thu, 21 Nov 1996 09:42:27 -0500
From: "K & A, P.A." <kapa at netrunner_net>
Reply-To: kapa at netrunner_net
To: Aquatic-Plants at ActWin_com
Subject: Re: Wall mats
I too was a little curious about the wall mats used in Amano's smaller
tanks. I questioned Mihir Sapru of Aqua Design Amano, but he was
unaware Mr. Amano had ever used such things. Oh well.
I believe that Amano felt that the tanks were too small to properly
house the typical substrate, so he used wall mats. They are probably
some type of interwoven straw just like some "welcome" mats here in the
Keep in mind that the plants he used for these tanks are able to absorb
nutrients efficiently through their leaves.
Hope it helps.