Takashi Amano Father of Nature Aquariums

Whenever we talk about nature aquarium, we can’t help but to also talk about Takashi Amano. Takashi Amano is a known designer, photographer, and aquarist. He was considered to be the father of nature aquariums.

Takashi Amano

Takashi Amano

Born in 1954 in Niigata, Japan, Takashi was born with extra ordinary photography and artistic gifts. He traveled around the world to capture images of untouched nature. His interest in nature photography probably lead him to design planted aquarium tanks. It’s like he puts real living nature inside the glass and under water. Similar to the art of Bonsai, nature aquarium is all about making a maniature naturistic-scenic view inside the aquarium.


From then on, his work has been introduced internationally through exhibitions and different publications.

If his profession lead him to a very nice hobby, his hobby, lead him to business. He founded Aqua Design Amano Co., Ltd, or otherwise known as ADA. It sells nature aquarium equipments such as lighting system, CO2 system, filter system, aquarium tank, substrate system, etc.

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