Scape Fu Podcast Episode 10 – Influence of Takashi Amano and state of US hobby

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Takashi Amano

Episode 10 is live for your listening pleasure! This time, I talk about the influence that Takashi Amano and his Nature Aquarium Concept has, and continues to have, on the planted aquarium hobby. I then get into my thoughts on the state of the hobby in the US and what we need to do to get it to grow in the future.

Some of the relevant links that deal with these topics are:

  1. Aqua Design Amano
  2. Aquatic Plant Central – Money and the hobby thread
  3. UKAPS
  4. The Barr Report

As usual, please send me any comments and suggestions to If you have a topic you want me to cover, please let me know and I promise to get it into one of the next podcasts.

Lastly, if you're on Twitter or Facebook, please follow or friend me, as the case may be.

All the best,


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4 Comments on “Scape Fu Podcast Episode 10 – Influence of Takashi Amano and state of US hobby”

  1. Kerry

    I found this very interesting and you really hit the nail on the head so to speak in regards to newbies and local fish shops and how they are introduced to the hobby with cheap plastic plants etc etc. I live in australia and it certainly is no better here.

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  3. Alan Yan

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts and tips, highly valuable.
    I have attached a thread in our forum in Australia to get more aquatic planted fellows to subscribe.

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