The master has passed..

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    Rip Mr Amano..
     
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    We were lucky to meet him when we were there...
     
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    Did not see that comming. Was kind of betting on Mgabe. Wonder what direction ADA will head into.
     
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    Sad to hear a legend go
     
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    Yes, a TRUE legend. Invaluable contributions to the aquascaping hobby. RIP Mr Amano
     
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    ''I literally cried into my girlfriend arms this morning at 530am.
    He helped make me the man I am today. Without his work I have no idea what I'd be doing with my life right now. "Inspirational" doesn't come close. So sad I never met him to thank him in person.''


    George Farmer
     
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    another obituary from one of the ukaps guys...name does not matter..

    ''I am very sad to hear the news today of the passing of a great and truly inspirational man, for very special reasons...

    In 1997 I was off work for a whole year following a very serious accident. I had an aquarium at the time and I had just bought the book Nature Aquarium, First Edition by Takashi Amano, and I was completely blown away by it. I decided I was going to try his techniques for the first time. A few months later my firts proper planted tank was finished, I was so proud of it I took a load of photographs and sent them with a letter straight to Mr. Amano at ADA in Niigata. I told him I had been ill and that his book and my work on the aquarium had taken my my mind off it while I got better.

    I thought no more of it until I got a letter from the man himself via his private secretary. The letter said that Mr. Amano thanked me for the photographs and the aquascape I had created showed great promise. He also asked me for a favour and would he mind if he telephoned me to tell me what it was he needed.

    Sure enough he called me and told me that he had been trying to import a special breed of dog for his daughters Birthday. The breed of dog is only bred in England but the breeder would not sell one to him because he did not trust him, what he needed was a sponsor to vouch for him in the UK. He provided me with the address of the breeder and I wrote to them explaining who Mr Amano was and that he was a lover of nature and would never do anything to harm the dog.

    I never heard back from the breeder, but about a month later a parcel arrived from Japan. I say parcel, it was a box measuring almost a metre cubed and weighed a ton. The top of the box was covered in Japanese postage, when I added it up and converted it into UK Sterling the amount of postage alone was over £200.00.

    I struggled to get the box inside the house, but when I opened it, it was full to the brim with every book Takashi Amano had published, inside each book was a personal message and the wax seal of his own personal 'chop' signature. The books were all in Japanese so I couldn't read anything, but I didn't have to, the pictures told me all I needed to know. Not only that but also in the box was 24 issues of his monthly magazine published over the lsat two years in Japan, each one still inside its own sealed plastic cover. I have never opened them and still have them to this day. I have always treasured them and will do so now more than ever.''

    Thank you Mr Takashi Amano. R.I.P.

    Steve
    Muito obrigado
    1954 - 2015 - Legend.''
     
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    The man has influenced a lot of people all over the world. I still do not have the right words to express exactly how I am feeling.
     
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    Yes somehow the greats get taken away far to early!
     
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    Wow, what an inspriation... Honestly did not know that he introduced pressurised CO2.
    R.I.P Mr Amano...
     
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    While there have been many pioneers in our hobby, most notably Mr Gunther Eheim and Mr Ludwig Dennerle (honoured as pioneer of the planted aquarium), I saw Mr Amano more so as a visionary and talented aquascaper. Through putting on exhibit his vision that is Nature Aquarium he popularised the planted aquarium and those inventions of the pioneers before him. He may not have been the first to introduce CO2 in the aquarium as some sources incorrectly state, but he did popularise the idea of CO2 injection in the planted aquarium just like he popularised the use of canister filters through putting on exhibit those pieces of glass art we know as lily pipes. He propelled the hobby into a new era, inspiring many. He will be written into history, remembered by all those he inspired. RIP to the legendary visionary of aquascaping.
     
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    When I first heard of his death, the first thing I thought was "Wow. Why does it feel like there's suddenly a hole somewhere."

    And poo on you guys for making me cry at work! :sad5:


    Amano sensei was much like Hiroshi Ishiguro (the robotics professor in Japan). They exude an aura of awesomeness and respect.
     
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    Still cant believe it.
     
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    Hectic news.
    The end of one day, the dawn of a new era.
    What a legend, what a legacy.
     
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    Very sad to hear, he was a massive inspiration for me, back in 1996 when I got his book, I got into the whole planted thing and inspired me to open my first shop in about 1998, and push plants for the first time, it was a struggle back then to get people interested in those tanks, see how things have changed. I am sad I never got to meet him.

    yasuraka ni onemuri kudasai Amanosan
     
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    That is fantastic. It's making me all emotional and stuff... No really.

    Nice touch guys.
     
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    Ok.. going to sound like the scratched disk.. sad the guy passed away at such young age, cannot really understand it.. but for the Love of God.. is this becoming another Lady DI?

    A master indeed.. but it feels that people are overreacting..

    The way it is going, we will read soon that someone started to walk after reading an ADA book or something.
     

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