Forests Underwater by Takashi Amano



On April 21, 2015, the opening ceremony of the super massive Nature Aquarium created by Takashi Amano, measuring 40m in length, 2.5m in depth, 1.5m in water depth and containing 160 tons of water, was finally held at Oceanário de Lisboa in Portugal, one of the most renowned aquaria in Europe, and opened to public from the next day. This supermassive Nature Aquarium is a masterpiece created with Takashi Amano’s passion and creativity.


The world’s largest Nature Aquarium created by Takashi Amano impressively appears as full scale waters in Nature right in front of visitors. Despite its size of 40m, the planting is so delicate in the massive tank. It consists of various kinds of aquatic plants as if it is in a tropical jungle. Amano states the concept of this aquascape as “Tropical Paradise” to demonstrate his passion for tropical forests. His challenge was to recreate the ecosystem in actual Nature. The tank is 40m in length with 160t of water inside, which contains 8,550L of Amazonia Soil, 20t of volcanic stones, 78 giant driftwood, 46 species of plants, and 10,000 tropical fish of 40 species. (As at April 22, 2015)