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Forests underwater in Oceanario de Lisboa

Discussion in 'News Around the World' started by RaRdEvA, Mar 18, 2015.

  1. RaRdEvA

    RaRdEvA Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Yes. Now we are talking. It looks nicE.

    Here a video:

     

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    Solcielo lawrencia Aspiring Aquascaper

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    That's really impressive and really beautiful. The left side hill looks like a sushi buffet with the different planting sections. I'd love to see a 6 month update.
     
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    Simply Stunning :love::love::love:Love the masters work.
     
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    :love:What a luxury to have such huge sand beaches....
     
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  5. Solcielo lawrencia

    Solcielo lawrencia Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Volume 3 is up:
     
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    Now its coming together :love::love::love:
     
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    Solcielo lawrencia Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Solcielo

    Again thank you for posting that fantastic video.


    Keith:):)
     
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    This is just epic. I would love to see a video of the maintenance process. Trimming precisely in scuba gear? Hanging upside down with a snorkel?
     
  11. RaRdEvA

    RaRdEvA Aspiring Aquascaper

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    I don't think it requires the maintenance we know because Amano always wants to achieve aquariums that do not require maintenance or that are low maintenance. It is stated in his many books (achieve maintenance free) and is one of the grading points in the IAPLC.

    He even admits to be a lazy individual to make maintenance and that he doesn't like to do it.

    I will look for a fragment in a book and come back with it.
     
  12. RaRdEvA

    RaRdEvA Aspiring Aquascaper

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    "I like a hassle-free aquarium in which aquatic plants are allowed to grow naturally and create their own scenery, it may sound lazy, but it is actually the secret for enjoying Nature Aquarium for a long time. A layout that is crafted with overly great finesse is tiring to look at, and it is also difficult to maintain over a long period of time. It is without doubt too constricting to keep up for a long time. The same thing is true for a large aquarium set up in a public place. It is important to provide an unpretentious, casual atmosphere of water and greenery. The very atmosphere creates the harmony between the surrounding space and the aquarium."

    That is from page 18 in "Takashi Amano Nature Aquarium Complete Works 1985-2009"
     
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  13. Solcielo lawrencia

    Solcielo lawrencia Aspiring Aquascaper

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    They use scuba gear with oxygen tanks to do the maintenance under water. I can't seem to find it on YT but the video showed a local news station covering the creation of the work which included interviews with Amano. The person in scuba gear is seen trimming off leaves. I thought he had the best job in the world at the time.
     
  14. RaRdEvA

    RaRdEvA Aspiring Aquascaper

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    @Solcielo lawrencia Thanks for letting us know. You're right, that is the best job in the world :love:

    @ShadowMac I guess I'm wrong. I would like to see too how is the trimming done.
     
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    Solcielo lawrencia Aspiring Aquascaper

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    The maintenance of these super large tanks is very labor intensive. Even the tanks at Sumida Aquarium require a lot of time and effort to make it look nice. Certain plants are removed, cut to length, and then replanted (e.g. Ludwigia peruensis.)
     

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