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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V3 #1180

In a message dated 7/29/99 1:01:41 AM Pacific Daylight Time, 
Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com writes:

<< >A use of recognizable elements or themes in a tank - a sort of scenic
 >metaphore - can give a viewer a sense of familiarity with an aquascape and
 >invoke senses and emotions that originate not from the aquascape itself
 >but from the viewer's impressions or memories.

I couldn't agree more with the above statements. Amano created an aquascape 
called " " (www.adana.co.jp/ENG/jpg/3.jpg). I love this tank. It invokes 
senses and emotions and spurs my imagination and fills me with an 
inexplicable sense of release and serenity. I see myself lightly dragging my 
bare feet through a the cool, dew covered, grass in an isolated alpine 
meadow. I've seen the image a million times now.

I first saw the aquascape in an ad for ADA's American distributor in TFH. I 
was breathtaken. I immediately found myself addicted to planted aquaria and 
went about the task of amassing enough to recreate the aquascape in a tank at 
home. I can stare at that tank for hours. It helps me breathe. :)

Dan P