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James Findley Aquascape Demo at National Aquarium Workshop 2012 – Blue Planet Aquarium

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On November 14th 2012 James Findley performed an aquascaping demonstration to delegates at the National Aquarium Workshop (NAW) 2012. The even was held at Blue Planet Aquarium near Chester, UK.

Professional aquarists from across the nation travelled to the event. Among the crowd were representatives from many public aquaria who came together for this special event. Having so many professionals under one roof resulted in an excellent atmosphere!

James transported Five Stones Aquascape to the event as an example of a mature, grown-in tank.

Over the course of two sessions, he introduced the aquascaping concept and talked the audience through what he was doing as he set up an Iwagumi style layout.

A question/answer session followed with many enthusiastic budding and experienced aquascapers.

After the event the aquarium was transported back to The Green Machine in Wrexham where it will be maintained as a public display. Come and see how our latest display is growing in!

James Findley at Blue Planet Aquarium

Scroll down on the main article for pictures fo the event.

Setup Specifications

Aquarium & Stand

CO2 System

Filtration System

Lighting System

Substrate System

Hardscape Material

Plants

Fish & Shrimp

  • Pencil Fish (Nannostomus) x 16
  • Cherry Shrimp (Neocaridina heteropoda) x 20

 

Step by Step…

Our team prepare the plants backstage…

James Findley at Blue Planet Aquarium

James explains his techniques and concepts to the audience.

James Findley at Blue Planet Aquarium

The audience watches the demo.

James Findley at Blue Planet Aquarium

Hardscape is complete…  some water has been put in which has made some of the Aqua Soil darker.

James Findley at Blue Planet Aquarium

Planting has started…

James Findley at Blue Planet Aquarium

Planting is almost complete…

James Findley at Blue Planet Aquarium

James answers questions and explains aquascaping elemensts in more detail.

James Findley at Blue Planet Aquarium

Planting complete! This aquascape will look much more beautiful once grown in. We’ll be publishing some grown-in shots in about 2 months so come back to find them. Alternatively call in store to our shop to see it up close!

James Findley at Blue Planet Aquarium

6 months after planting…

James Findley at Blue Planet Aquarium

James Findley at Blue Planet Aquarium

James Findley at Blue Planet Aquarium

James Findley at Blue Planet Aquarium

 

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