Another 180cm aquarium that was aquascaped by Takashi Amano during the recent Medaka No Gakkou Layout Seminar takes a different twist as it was a rescape instead. The hardscape was kept in its original position but all the flora was removed. We suspect that ADA changed a great deal of Aquasoil as well.
It is interesting to note that the aquascape ADA chose to rescape was one of our least favourite among all their aquascapes. This is not to say that ADA was lacking in any way in their previous aquascape, but that the hardscape is not conventional and challenging to work with.
In big aquariums that are 120cm or 180cm in size, aquascaping in a sense, is easier than a nano aquarium of 30cm. In such a limited space, details are highly important and the entire aquascape has to be worked out carefully in advance. In a big aquarium, there are more space allowances and leeway in the aquascape’s design. In this film, Takashi Amano speaks of paying attention to detail even in such a big aquarium, such details are what lift the aquascape to a higher level.
credit: Aqua Design Amano | ADA View