Aquascaping - Aquarium Ideas from Aquatics Live 2011, part 2

FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/DefiniteAquascapeTV YOUTUBE: http://www.youtube.com/DefiniteAquascapeTV PAGE: http://definiteaquascape.tv Second part of a more detailed report from Aquatics Live 2011 - an aquarium show organized on 19-20th November in the Olympia 2 hall in London. I present aquariums displayed at the booths of pet supplies companies, mostly of aquarium trade. The first one is BiOrb, a manufacturer of plastic aquariums and fishbowls. Each BiOrb tank has air-driven small sponge filter, and LED lighting installed in the hood. However, in my opinion these "aquariums" have nothing to do with real fishkeeping hobby - they are designed mostly for people who think aquarium is just another "furniture", and that it is enough to put some plastic, kitsch-like plants or "hardcorals" inside, and stock it with several tropical fish, the more bizzare the better (albino tiger barbs, glowing danios or other similar "artificial" fish, or, even worse - goldfish, which require far bigger tanks for thir well-being), to make it look good. Luckily, it was only one booth with such "rarities" at the show. The second booth presented in the video is the booth of Aquatic Design Centre. There are two beautiful planted aquariums here, both arranged in "nature aquarium" style. The first planted tank was a large cube aquarium, illuminated by powerful metal-halide HQI lamp. The decoration was a long fragment of driftwood, sticking above the water surface. There were some Bromelias attached to the above-water part. Underwater the driftwood was plantd with numerous clumps of Microsorum pteropus and Lomariopsis fern. The bottom was covered with moss. Tropical fish in this aquarium were Celebes Rainbow fish Marosatherina ladigesi, as well as Oryzias woworae and Crossocheilus siamensis. The second aquarium at the booth of ADC was a conventional shaped tank (I mean, not a cube), with ADA Solar HQI-based aquarium lighting. It was stocked with Paracheirodon simulans and Electric Blue Rams. Layout was of the type "two hills separated by a clear path", the bigger one being on the left side of the aquarium. Both hills were based on stones with interesting texture. Plants in this aquarium were mostly Eleocharis, corkscrew Vallisneria, and Anubias. Of course, in both aquariums CO2 was injected by ceramic diffusers, and large external canister filters were used. The third booth belonged to JBL company, there were two nice planted aquariums displayed there. The first aquarium was a small tank, stocked with colorful, blue variety of fancy guppies, with aquatic plants being mostly Anubias, Mayaca fluviatilis, Hemnianthus sp. and Microsorum attached to the Epaqmat by SonGrow. Aquarium was illuminated by single compact fluorescent lamp, and there was internal filtere here. The second aquarium had an unusual shape, as it was high, long, but narrow. One could look inside the aquarium through circular openings in the cabinet, which was also covering the walls of the aquarium. Main tropical fish were Rummy-Nose Tetras. As for aquatic plants, there were several different species used, like Microsorum narrow and Windelov, Cryptocoryne balansae, large Anubias, Echinodorus, Alternathera reinecki, and some other, smaller plants. No CO2 was added in both JBL's aquariums.

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FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/DefiniteAquascapeTV YOUTUBE: http://www.youtube.com/DefiniteAquascapeTV PAGE: http://definiteaquascape.tv Second part of a more detailed report from Aquatics Live 2011 - an aquarium show organized on 19-20th November in the Olympia 2 hall in London. I present aquariums displayed at the booths of pet supplies companies, mostly of aquarium trade. The first one is BiOrb, a manufacturer of plastic aquariums and fishbowls. Each BiOrb tank has air-driven small sponge filter, and LED lighting installed in the hood. However, in my opinion these "aquariums" have nothing to do with real fishkeeping hobby - they are designed mostly for people who think aquarium is just another "furniture", and that it is enough to put some plastic, kitsch-like plants or "hardcorals" inside, and stock it with several tropical fish, the more bizzare the better (albino tiger barbs, glowing danios or other similar "artificial" fish, or, even worse - goldfish, which require far bigger tanks for thir well-being), to make it look good. Luckily, it was only one booth with such "rarities" at the show. The second booth presented in the video is the booth of Aquatic Design Centre. There are two beautiful planted aquariums here, both arranged in "nature aquarium" style. The first planted tank was a large cube aquarium, illuminated by powerful metal-halide HQI lamp. The decoration was a long fragment of driftwood, sticking above the water surface. There were some Bromelias attached to the above-water part. Underwater the driftwood was plantd with numerous clumps of Microsorum pteropus and Lomariopsis fern. The bottom was covered with moss. Tropical fish in this aquarium were Celebes Rainbow fish Marosatherina ladigesi, as well as Oryzias woworae and Crossocheilus siamensis. The second aquarium at the booth of ADC was a conventional shaped tank (I mean, not a cube), with ADA Solar HQI-based aquarium lighting. It was stocked with Paracheirodon simulans and Electric Blue Rams. Layout was of the type "two hills separated by a clear path", the bigger one being on the left side of the aquarium. Both hills were based on stones with interesting texture. Plants in this aquarium were mostly Eleocharis, corkscrew Vallisneria, and Anubias. Of course, in both aquariums CO2 was injected by ceramic diffusers, and large external canister filters were used. The third booth belonged to JBL company, there were two nice planted aquariums displayed there. The first aquarium was a small tank, stocked with colorful, blue variety of fancy guppies, with aquatic plants being mostly Anubias, Mayaca fluviatilis, Hemnianthus sp. and Microsorum attached to the Epaqmat by SonGrow. Aquarium was illuminated by single compact fluorescent lamp, and there was internal filtere here. The second aquarium had an unusual shape, as it was high, long, but narrow. One could look inside the aquarium through circular openings in the cabinet, which was also covering the walls of the aquarium. Main tropical fish were Rummy-Nose Tetras. As for aquatic plants, there were several different species used, like Microsorum narrow and Windelov, Cryptocoryne balansae, large Anubias, Echinodorus, Alternathera reinecki, and some other, smaller plants. No CO2 was added in both JBL's aquariums.

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Mau Astúa
Mau Astúa - 5 years ago
biorb, dislike
Zuhdhi Malik
Zuhdhi Malik - 5 years ago
bagus sekali...
Women's Hair Cut
Women's Hair Cut - 5 years ago
The second booth presented in the video is the booth of Aquatic Design Centre.
Quantum Aquatic
Quantum Aquatic - 6 years ago
man this video pisses me off cause i see all thus growth and my tank doesnt look as cool, -.- how is it that i see no powerheads, there is barely like any movement it seems in these tanks, yet they are so clean.... fucking hell man.
Vladimir Lagos
Vladimir Lagos - 6 years ago
Beautiful tanks indeed. However, I get a feeling that several of those tanks are dangerously overcrowded with fish and may not be viable in the long run. Are they overloaded just for the show or is this intended as a permanent setup?
Nate's Pet Mates
Nate's Pet Mates - 6 years ago
Those poor fancy goldfish in the Biorb! 
ichisuke ryu
ichisuke ryu - 7 years ago
Biorb?? Sorry but for me this is a freaking waster of money. Imagine they're selling it in australia for 300$?!?! wtf. You can buy wayyy better or build yourself and save you 200 dollars than this gimmicky ad.
tyrannopuker rekt
tyrannopuker rekt - 6 years ago
+SleightofHand Petkeeping?How taugh you this?I had experiences with almost all type of pets and none aren't expensive as fish.A statement a week ago was that fish were the cheapest pets you can have.Wrong only with swordtails;guppies and danios will work that tag.Build a planted tank and the price is enourmous:800$£.
SleightofHand
SleightofHand - 7 years ago
Agreed, those BiOrbs suck. From down under we don't want that shit, either get yourself a proper tank or dont keep fish. Aquariums arent furniture, its a hobby/petkeeping just like how you would keep and
 care for your dog or cat.
Ryan's Tanks
Ryan's Tanks - 8 years ago
Amazing tanks. This video inspired me to make my tanks better. Thanks!
DefiniteAquascapeTV
DefiniteAquascapeTV - 8 years ago
Great, happy to hear this! :)
DefiniteAquascapeTV
DefiniteAquascapeTV - 8 years ago
It is a sort of bromelia, that's for sure. You can send an email to Aquatic Design Centre and ask them yourself! :)

10. comment for Aquascaping - Aquarium Ideas from Aquatics Live 2011, part 2

DefiniteAquascapeTV
DefiniteAquascapeTV - 8 years ago
The song is called "Catcher" and is available from royalty-free.tv . Do you do some aquascaping already? If you want to become a world renown aquascaper then it's better to start ASAP... :)
Kumori Mikoto
Kumori Mikoto - 8 years ago
This is my dream to become a world renown aquascapist and aquarist. Like the magnificent Takashi Amano from Japan and like many others. Hey BTW what is the name of the soundtrack your using on the vid?
TheDeerchild
TheDeerchild - 8 years ago
Does anyone know what that huge emersed plant that looks like a bromeliad is? And whether that's a viable set up at home?
DefiniteAquascapeTV
DefiniteAquascapeTV - 8 years ago
Actually, most of these "Biorbs" are indeed too small for fish. But I'm affraid people are keeping fish in them, with all these plastic plants and corals... To provide fish good conditions in such tank one has to be an experienced fishkeeper - but most people who buy Biorbs are total beginners...
elaine abreu
elaine abreu - 8 years ago
You do realize that these are prep for shows right? It is unlikely that the tanks are kept that way permanently, but you can keep on hating since you seem to enjoy trying to find fault with everything. Also fish eat and crap in the same water they live in in nature. Stop trying to apply your affectations to an area where it is unwarranted. If the parameters are good it means that the wastes have been neutralized, or do you think the ware conditions are good magically?
DefiniteAquascapeTV
DefiniteAquascapeTV - 8 years ago
Hey, why don't you post some videos of your sketching? :)
geovanny herrera
geovanny herrera - 8 years ago
i wanna be an aquascaper im really good at it lol i like sketching than start aquascaping my aquarium by the way all this aquarium are fantasric!!!
DefiniteAquascapeTV
DefiniteAquascapeTV - 8 years ago
Hehe, I always keep asking the same question - why don't you guys organize an event like this by yourselves? I bet there are numerous fishkeepers in Philadelphia (if I understand the abbreviation correctly :) ), so it's just a matter of finding some guys interested in doing this event, and carry on with it. I can give you advice on this, as I participated in many similar events here in Poland :)
William Worth
William Worth - 8 years ago
It’s lame phllie doesn’t have an expo for aquarists or pet lovers in general with the Camden sea aquarium right acrost the it would be cool if we had something like this in phllie
DefiniteAquascapeTV
DefiniteAquascapeTV - 8 years ago
Lots of people, actually :/ It was very surprising for me how low is the awareness in the UK of what is the aquarium, and how it should look like. They don't mind these artificial setups, they don't think about an aquarium as an "ecosystem", a small fragment of nature. But this situation is changing, luckily :) Besides, it's not only UK where people would gladly buy Biorbs...

20. comment for Aquascaping - Aquarium Ideas from Aquatics Live 2011, part 2

RulfusTheBear
RulfusTheBear - 8 years ago
Heavy over crowding in most of these tanks. People don't realize that these animals need a bit more space. They do eat, swim, and sleep in the same water they shit in.regardless if parameters are good
RulfusTheBear
RulfusTheBear - 8 years ago
Biorb? Wth is that? Who buys their crap?
Trond ee
Trond ee - 8 years ago
aha, cool, the guppies in the petstore right now looks like crap. i had some awesome ones 10 years ago. now they look baaad, people say its because of incestive breeding. its sad
DefiniteAquascapeTV
DefiniteAquascapeTV - 8 years ago
All these fish are guppies - just different varieties :)
Trond ee
Trond ee - 8 years ago
on 5:40 and so on it shows a tank with gyppy and (directly translated from Norwegian) "Sword tale fish", what else is in that aquarium? what is the long blue tail one?
DefiniteAquascapeTV
DefiniteAquascapeTV - 8 years ago
Sure I can :) It was organized on 19-20th November in the Olympia 2 hall in London, UK.
Dat Le
Dat Le - 8 years ago
can u let me know where was the exhibition?
DefiniteAquascapeTV
DefiniteAquascapeTV - 9 years ago
Hehe, thanks, I'm glad you like it! :) Well, I think UK has still to learn some bits and bobs about fishkeeping... ;)
DefiniteAquascapeTV
DefiniteAquascapeTV - 9 years ago
It's called "Catcher" and is available via royalty-free.tv
Shannon Garcia
Shannon Garcia - 9 years ago
song?

30. comment for Aquascaping - Aquarium Ideas from Aquatics Live 2011, part 2

Tjerra14
Tjerra14 - 9 years ago
Yeah I know:) Unfortunately it is only a year.. :( But I also miss my tank a little bit, so I'm really happy to watch your films :)
DefiniteAquascapeTV
DefiniteAquascapeTV - 9 years ago
OK, got it :) I thought you want to set up an aquarium in the near future - but hey, a year is not very long ;) And more vids coming soon, so stay tuned :)
Tjerra14
Tjerra14 - 9 years ago
Hehe, I was exactliy thinking about something like this. Because I really want a nice planted tank, but I have no ideas. And everytime when I arrange my ideas (in case I got some) it looks horrible. So yes, I will try. But it will be in one year or something, because here in Poland I don't have the possibility to get a tank. You will see :) And I'm also looking forward to more inspiration from more vids from you! :)
DefiniteAquascapeTV
DefiniteAquascapeTV - 9 years ago
Wingei's are also cool. I have some raw recordings of nano tanks with them, but still not enough time to edit this stuff :/ Hey, tell you what - how about you arrange your new aquarium basing on some of the tanks I filmed (over 100 videos now, plenty to choose from ;) ), record a short video of this tank, upload it to your channel, and post it here as a video comment? Or maybe post it as a comment to the video you used as inspiration...? Just an idea... :)
DefiniteAquascapeTV
DefiniteAquascapeTV - 9 years ago
Hehe, I'm driving next to this place everytime I visit Cracow :) (the last time was some time ago, actually... ;) ). Very nice area :)
Tjerra14
Tjerra14 - 9 years ago
In a nice little village named Piekary, 12 km away from Cracow :) I love it over here :)
Tjerra14
Tjerra14 - 9 years ago
Hihi. I had a 54l tank with guppies two years... It was so beautiful, because I had a lot of young fish and so on :) I loved them. But I think I will try now anything else. Or Poecilia wingei, also some species of guppies :)
DefiniteAquascapeTV
DefiniteAquascapeTV - 9 years ago
Hey, glad you like my vids! :) Where do you stay in Poland, BTW? :)
DefiniteAquascapeTV
DefiniteAquascapeTV - 9 years ago
Guppies are cool :) Attractive, yet easy to keep. One day I will make a nano-tank with colorful plants, stock it with guppies, and film it :)
Tjerra14
Tjerra14 - 9 years ago
Hej! I'm a quite big fan of your vids :) And even when I'm from Germany, I'm in Poland now for a year and don't have any aquarium here, so I was really happy when I found this on youtube. Because I'm also planning for my new aquarium right now. :)
Hiron 681
Hiron 681 - 9 years ago
The CATS AND MY PASSION nice to meet THANKS AGAIN AND GOOD NIGHT
DefiniteAquascapeTV
DefiniteAquascapeTV - 9 years ago
Grazie, amico ;)
Hiron 681
Hiron 681 - 9 years ago
you are a big men sorry for my english i am italian boy ( your fan ) t. you for you works and video in the canal you tube .................my favorite definiteacquascape tv ...is very plasure bye bye Mario Schiano naples ITALY
DefiniteAquascapeTV
DefiniteAquascapeTV - 9 years ago
What camera? Sony HDR-CX550V :)
DefiniteAquascapeTV
DefiniteAquascapeTV - 9 years ago
"SR"...?
carlos alvarado
carlos alvarado - 9 years ago
exelent SR
Hiron 681
Hiron 681 - 9 years ago
Plase Work Camera is it .??????

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