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There’s nothing simpler than Wabi-Kusa!


There’s nothing simpler than Wabi-Kusa! Takashi Amano is a popularizer of this style. The name, “Wabi-Kusa,” can not be translated literally. “Wabi” means nothing more than “simplicity,” while “Kusa” means “grass.” Everything relies on simplicity and minimalism. Small, glass vessels, filled with modest amount of water, substrate and plants—there is no need for anything else. […]

Echinodorus for everyone. Debunking myths.

Echinodorus for everyone. Debunking myths Echinodorus, also known as Amazon sword plant, is among the most popular aquarium plants because of its ability to adapt to certain tank conditions. Undeniable attractiveness of these plants lies in diversity of their colors and shapes. Swords can be planted as foreground, mid-ground and background plants. They have leaves […]

Nano aquarium

NANO AQUARIUM Small, natural aquarium may be a way to unveil eye-catching aquascaping arrangement which binds roots, rocks and selected plants together. Nano aquariums are small, 10-gallon tanks, usually destined for plants. Equipping a nano aquarium, one should follow patterns evolved by Tokashi Amano—a godfather of natural aquaristics. Because of nano aquaristics, one can arrange […]

The Four Most Popular Styles of “Nature Aquarium”

    Ryuboku Ryuboku style is the use of freely combined rocks and aquatic plants with driftwoods that do not exceed the size of the aquarium. In this style, the details are very important. You can include intertwining driftwoods, blended with rocks and other elements covered with moss to create a truly complex, yet beautiful […]

Rocks and driftwoods in aquarium

  Type of roots   Red Moor Wood/Branch Wood/Spider Wood/Tiger Wood The most commonly used type of aquarium wood is Red Moor Wood which is also known by few other names. Red Moor Woods are actually roots, not branches—therefore thick, sprained root extensions are their distinguishing feature. Fresh roots are yellow-beige and they look poorly […]