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Discover Aqua Design Amano (ADA), a pioneer in the world of aquascaping, renowned for its innovative approach to creating captivating aquatic landscapes. Founded by Takashi Amano, a visionary aquarist, ADA has set the benchmark for excellence in planted aquariums.

At ADA, meticulous attention to detail harmonizes with nature’s beauty. Each product is meticulously crafted to not only meet the highest standards but to exceed expectations. From aquarium tanks and lighting systems to specialized substrates and fertilizers, ADA offers a comprehensive range of premium quality products designed to elevate your aquascape to new heights.

What sets ADA apart is its philosophy of balancing artistry and ecology. Embracing the principles of Nature Aquarium, ADA emphasizes creating natural, serene underwater environments that mimic the splendor of nature. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced aquarist, ADA provides the tools and knowledge to turn your aquatic visions into breathtaking realities.

2HR Aquarist, rooted in Singapore, is a burgeoning company founded by passionate aquascaper Dennis Wong and fellow aquarists who share a deep enthusiasm for the art and science of aquascaping. Their approach to product development combines artistry with empirical testing, embodying a scientific methodology to establish robust foundations and factual insights.

At the forefront of innovation, the APT fertilizer series by 2HR Aquarist addresses a spectrum of typical aquascaping scenarios. These meticulously crafted solutions aim to foster thriving aquatic environments, promoting the growth of healthy plants while ensuring a harmonious balance within your aquarium.

You aim to cultivate lush carpets effectively?


Numerous smaller carpeting plants pose higher demands and rely on CO2 injection for robust spreading and growth. This includes species like Hemianthus callitriodes ‘cuba’ (HC/dwarf baby tears), Glossostigma elatinoides, and Eleocharis acicularis (Dwarf hair grass).

Under optimal conditions, these carpet plants rapidly propagate and can fill most tanks within a couple of months. Their small size makes them more susceptible to algae, making CO2 injection essential for their vitality and resilience against algae infestation. Adequate CO2 levels reduce the necessity for intense light to facilitate carpet spreading, allowing the plants to channel energy from CO2 absorption to robust vegetative growth. Given the prevalence of high-powered lighting in contemporary planted aquarium setups, insufficient CO2 remains the primary reason why many hobbyists struggle to succeed in cultivating lush carpets.

You’re seeking compact growth forms with high density?

When plants face low CO2 levels, they often develop elongated internodes as a stress response. This prompts them to invest more energy in upward growth, attempting to reach the water’s surface for access to gaseous CO2. Optimal CO2 levels, however, encourage aquatic plants to adopt denser, more aesthetically pleasing growth forms. With sufficient CO2, both leaves and stems become sturdier, reducing susceptibility to algae.