Learn from Nature
Aqua Design Amano (ADA) develops premium quality aquarium 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.
How important carbon fertilization with CO2 is for the growth of aquarium plants was discovered by Takashi Amano already back in his pioneering days. True to his experiments, he and his company ADA developed a sophisticated CO2 supply system for plant aquariums. Especially the associated glassware such as CO2 diffusers, bubble counters and endurance tests have since then become indispensable in the field of aquascaping.
LIQUID FERTILIZERS & ADDITIVES
Besides the conditions meeting lighting, CO2 and water quality to grow aquatic plants, the last required know-how is to add liquid fertilizers. Essential nutrients for aquatic plants are the three major nutrients (nitrogen, potassium, iron) and also, some microelements, required even in small amounts, such as iron, magnesium, and calcium. It is important for aquatic plants to be nourished just the right amount in order to grow healthy without algae outbreaks.
The filter is the heart of aquarium system. Nature Aquarium, supposing long-term maintenance, requires stable and high filter performance continuing for prolonged periods. Super Jet Filter employs solid stainless-steel materials for all the parts including elbow, canister body and hook (buckle), realizing high toughness. The water is refined by microorganisms to have live circulation and to create dazzling water.
Layout materials like driftwood and stones are indispensable for the creation of Nature Aquarium layouts. Those materials are all natural and each piece is unique in its own way. ADA offers a large selection of layout materials that inspire your creativity. A drama of nature can be started with a piece of driftwood.
The most critical condition required to grow aquatic plants is lighting, and its intensity is important. Considering aquarium as one of interior decorations, a presence of lighting unit is very significant and not negligible. Simple design to match any type of room as it naturally blends into the appearance of aquarium. The integration of performance and design. That is the ADA lighting system.
LAYOUT & MAINTENANCE TOOLS
Glass no Naka no Daishizen” – the planted aquarium collection was published in 1992.
In this book, Amano states, “Tweezers are essential to create a beautiful planted aquarium”. Then he emphasizes how important it is to use tools skillfully for better layouts.
Soils in nature with an abundance of microorganisms are called “microcosm”. That is because a various kinds of microorganisms interact with each other as permanently maintaining favorable conditions. The substrate system of Nature Aquarium is introduced from this fundamentals of nature. Aqua Soil made from native land containing high organic nutrition generates synergistic effect with additives to attain “live substrate” propagating microorganisms.
Bio Mizukusa No Mori
ADA’s in-vitro range of products is designated as “Bio Mizukusa No Mori” (“bio-aquatic-plant-forest”), and consists of sterilely cultivated aquatic plants, free from algae, parasites, germs and foreign plants. The sterile cups are available in two sizes, S and M. Where the bottoms of the cups have the same diameter, the M cup is significantly taller to allow higher-growing plants to develop properly.