ADA FC Tool Stand is made from actual concrete

The late, great Aqua Design Amano founder Takashi Amano had many positive design influences on this hobby. Low iron glass, rimless tank design, and minimal silicone were all core ADA design principles that have left a legacy in the hobby that so many others now adhere to.

Takaki’s Japanese ‘Nature Aquarium’ Style Reef Tank

Calling all freshwater planted tank aquarists, we need more of you in the saltwater hobby!! If this beautiful split tank design is any indication of how the mind of planted hobbyist translates to the saltwater world… Join us!! Takaki Yagisawa…

ADA Solar RGB LED is the newest ultimate LED light for planted tanks

The ADA Solar RGB light is the new¬†LED light fixture for planted tanks that we’ve always expected from Aqua Design Amano. With the new Solar RGB LED light, ADA finally has a flagship light which is as functional as it…

World’s largest nature aquarium is an inspirational treasure

The gigantic Forests Underwater nature aquarium that Takashi Amano completed before passing away is truly a testament to his creative and artistic vision. For the last few years, competitors in the International Aquatic Plant¬†Layout Competition have flexed their muscle and…

Aquascaping visionary Takashi Amano dies at age 61

Takashi Amano, founder of Aqua Design Amano, creator of the Nature Aquarium concept and visual aquatics master passed away earlier this week at the age of 61. The news of Takashi Amano’s passing is causing quite a shake up of…

Friday Smorgasbord: Aquarium Sage, coral disease, why oceans matter, killer catfish and classy bettas

Takashi Amano, the master of modern planted aquarium design and a man we have much respect for, was recently featured in the Wall Street Journal. The “Sage of Aquariums” mastered the art of taking an aquarium and creating lush landscapes…

Glass no Naka No Daishizen- the complete aquascape works of Takashi Amano now available

Glass no Naka No Daishizen is the complete works of Takashi Amano featuring over 185 aquascapes. Most of the aquascapes are classics but the new book by the godfather of modern aquarium aquascaping also features some of the master’s newest…