Takashi Amano, is the founder of Nature Aquariums. His career
encompasses a wide range of activities as an aquascape creator, the CEO
of Aqua Design Amano Co., Ltd. and an ecology and landscape
photographer, born in Niigata, Japan in 1954. Since 1975, Amano has
visited tropical rainforests in Amazon, Borneo and West Africa and
pristine forests in Japan, and he worked on a series of photographs
focusing on "untouched nature" with his large-format cameras. He
captured minute details of nature found at site on extra large size
films (up to 8x20 inches). His works have been made famous
internationally through several exhibitions and publications.
Planted aquariums and landscape photographs are, in Amano’s mind,
closely linked with each other as a seamless process of creative
activity. As suggested by its concept “Learn from Nature”, a Nature
Aquarium is an approach for a planted aquarium layout which could
not be achieved without the existence of nature.
Amano said he accumulates countless images of nature in his mind by
taking numerous number of landscape photographs. These images will be
reflected in the creation of Nature Aquarium layouts. This is what
Nature Aquarium is crucially different from other planted aquarium
“TO KNOW MOTHER NATURE IS TO LOVE HER SMALLEST CREATIONS”
- TAKASHI AMANO
Nature Aquarium recreates an ecosystem that is found in nature by
growing aquatic plants to make a favorable environment within an
aquarium tank and keeping animals such as fish and shrimp together with
plants. It is a unique world created by the marriage of beauty of nature
and a harmonious environment. A beautiful aquascape where healthy grown
aquatic plants thrive and colorful tropical fish swim soothes our mind.
The origin of Nature Aquarium creation is nothing else but Nature.
Amazonian tropical rainforest with the large river, lush greenery, and
rich flora and fauna such as tropical fish are one of the origins of
Nature Aquarium. The rainy season in the Amazon and endless tropical
rainforest is submerged by swollen rivers. which seamlessly circulates
an enormous number of Lives.
Since its inception in 1982, Aqua Design Amano (ADA) has been
developing products for achieving beautiful Nature Aquarium layouts
under the concept of “Learn from Nature”. With the aim of creating
harmony between nature and human life.
Takashi Amano pioneered the concept of introducing Carbon Di-Oxide
(CO2) into aquariums. Injecting CO2 into an aquarium made it
possible to grow heliophytic aquatic plants in an aquarium, which
was so difficult to do until then.The appearance of some plants
adorned with air bubbles formed from healthy photosynthesis
captivated many people.
THE ART OF IWAGUMI
The Iwagumi layout is one of the most challenging aquascaping styles
out there. Developed around 30 years ago by Takashi Amano, this type
of aquascape represents not just a minimalist layout, it also
reflects the Japanese culture and spirituality and the love for
beauty and simplicity.
Building Iwagumi layout without any hesitation in a short time can
be said to be the essence of giving momentum (= power) to Iwagumi,
but in order to do so, a wealth of experience is indispensable. To
master the Iwagumi, it seems that you have to observe as many stones
as possible in nature and create as many Iwagumi layouts as
still water aquatics
Founded in 2004, is a leading Aquatic Eco-System (Aquarium and Pond)
design, consulting and commissioning company based out of Bangalore,
India. We are leading experts in Nature Aquariums, luxury aquarium
designs, Koi and lily ponds installation and maintenance.
At Still Water Aquatics, one can find abundance of knowledge, expertise,
network and quality oriented delivery commitments. We have created and
set very high standards in India’s Aquarium industry with their highly
successful product and service offerings in association with Aqua Design
Amano co. ltd (ADA), Japan.
IN YOUR SPACE
Still Water Aquatics is the sole distributor for ADA products in
India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Srilanka and Maldives. Our understanding
of design and aesthetics enables us to translate a client’s dream
into an exotic living and ever-changing artwork.
We provide our customers with an ideal solution with ease of
It takes a lot of creative vision to craft a beautiful landscape,
determination in seeing it through right till the end and patience
to work along with nature to finally achieve the desired result.
“IF YOU TRY TO LOOK, NATURE OPENS UP FOR YOU.
IF YOU TRY TO LEARN, NATURE TEACHES YOU” - TAKASHI AMANO
Learn to create awe inspiring aquascapes. As a nature aquascaper you
possess the power to not just conserve our environment but also express
your love for all of nature that surrounds us. A marriage of science and
art, nature aquariums never fail to captivate and immerse you
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