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Amazing Aquascapes
August 5, 2011
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Mattzilla
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found this link http://www.paranoias.org/2011/.....m-designs/

still drooling

August 5, 2011
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Moved to lounge.

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August 5, 2011
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Stefan
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How distastefully unrealistic (sorry) /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

August 5, 2011
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QUOTE (Stefan @ Aug 5 2011, 02:01 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
How distastefully unrealistic (sorry) /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />


I agree. "Beautiful aquarium for men, but no biotope for fish - definitely not nature." - Heiko Bleher.
In my opinion in most cases we find in such aquariums wrong species or wrong (unnatural) combinations of fishes and even plants? Some artifical combinations of organisms in aquarium only to achieve estetical purposes are not the seed of aquaristic.

August 5, 2011
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Very well done, but I prefer a more natural look based around the fish.

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August 5, 2011
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QUOTE (Matt @ Aug 5 2011, 09:30 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Moved to lounge.

how is this thread 'off topic'??

August 6, 2011
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I guess it could go in "Aquascaping" too, though as it's just a link and a discussion (rather than a question & answer style thread), it's probably more appropriate in here /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

They really are some beautiful tanks. If I was rich, and I could afford a large house with a servant or 12, I'd most certainly hire someone to create a tank that beautiful and maintain it - in my living room /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

I'd also however have a huge self-contained ecosystem which I imagine to be the height of the house and the width of numerous rooms!

My problem with those tanks is indeed that they're "unrealistic". Not for the reason the others state - but that it's unrealistic to think I could ever create something so beautiful and even less realistic to think I could ever maintain it /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" />

August 6, 2011
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I think they have a certain aesthetic beauty for sure much like an immaculately trimmed lawn. They are perhaps more living sculptures than anything else.

August 6, 2011
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QUOTE (mummymonkey @ Aug 6 2011, 06:01 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think they have a certain aesthetic beauty for sure much like an immaculately trimmed lawn. They are perhaps more living sculptures than anything else.

yeah i tend to agree with that

August 6, 2011
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Hi yeah sorry was in a rush when I moved the thread and Dunc's right, this should go in 'Aquascaping'. /rolleyes.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":rolleyes:" border="0" alt="rolleyes.gif" /> Moving it there now.

I quite like the tanks but would never have one myself because they don't involve fishkeeping in the way I like to do it. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

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August 7, 2011
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QUOTE (Matt @ Aug 6 2011, 09:47 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi yeah sorry was in a rush when I moved the thread and Dunc's right, this should go in 'Aquascaping'. /rolleyes.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":rolleyes:" border="0" alt="rolleyes.gif" /> Moving it there now.

I quite like the tanks but would never have one myself because they don't involve fishkeeping in the way I like to do it. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

I agree with Matt, they are stunning but it really isn´t fishkeeping is it? I find it hard to believe that any fish would thrive in these set ups, shrimp however.

October 8, 2011
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It's not fishkeeping and they are unnatural. I much preffer something more realistic. But that said, I admire the aquascaping skill of their creators. And their vision too. Where do you start planning some of those tanks?

October 17, 2011
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They look amazing, just turning fish keeping into an artform. Fishkeeping and planted tanks are all about water quality, get that bit right for what ever you are keeping and you are halfway there.

I am with dunc. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

November 26, 2011
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I like them and have treid to set up a few my self.

They are all Amano tanks and here's the thing - number one they take a lot of looking after to maintain like that and number 2 - they don't last long - he changes them frequently, those tanks are never set up for more than a few months before being changed to something else.

Amano's best tanks are the more natural looking ones - he did a crackin' Discus tank where all the plants were Ech. species but on a massive scale - it's in his Nature Aqaurium World book one.

As for fishkeeping - it's not really - it's underwater gardening with some fish (the less fish the better as they only muck up the plants!!!).

November 26, 2011
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I really love the moss tanks (e.g. no. 1 or 4), but with Pangio in it... /rolleyes.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":rolleyes:" border="0" alt="rolleyes.gif" />

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