My LFS visit - Ozoneblue Aqua-pet

Discussion in 'Photography' started by AnhBui, 29 Nov 2016.

  1. AnhBui

    AnhBui Member

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    Finally i have successfully made an appointment with Ozoneblue Aqua-pet. So excited and can't wait to hear their stories and see their works. Post will be available very soon

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  2. AnhBui

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    Ozoneblue was the name I’d never heard until the day I looked for an additional plant for my first planted tank. The name was given down under several results Google returned for key word “tiger lily”

    I created my list of shops around the city and started making calls. The only one had the lily was Ozoneblue. I came to buy what I need, made a short conversation with a 34 years old, a bit shy with low tone voice shop owner. His name is Quan. Came back home with an excitement of having the plant and a thought of writing about this shop one day

    Soon after I connected with him and his wife on Facebook. I messaged Quan’s wife and told her I’d like to write about Ozoneblue. She accepted my offer and agreed to schedule a meeting for me. But there was nothing for sure I might have exact date. It was because of “high season”

    We kept silent for a while until the last several days I contacted her again, and successfully scheduled an appointment with Quan. I headed to Ozoneblue after office hours, equipped with my gear. I was ready

    Quan’s tanks are so good and they impress me a lot.

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    Tank under restoration

    But what inspires me most is his sharing about his future plan

    Let’s meet Quan
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    How did you get into the hobby?

    I had a tank when I was at 5th class. It was small but frameless and minimal silicon work. I did not know how to setup a layout properly. Bought wood, gathered plants from nearby area and started my first planted tank

    Like other folks in town you are hobbyist before starting your business. Tell me more about it

    I had a small phone shop before Ozoneblue. In 2009 I visited first ADA shop in Hanoi and bought a 60x30x36cm tank. I remember I set it with all ADA lineup. It was my first success with planted tank

    Became acquainted with aquascaping I shutdown phone shop and started Ozoneblue

    What was the inspiration for this tank? I believe it’s full of ferns
    Yes, this two-years-old tank has more than two fern species. My favourite scape is jungle scape. I often setup tank with two large chunks of wood at two corners and develop the scape inward. It might look dark but that’s my intention to create a dark and thick jungle underwater.

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    It is already mature, what is your next plan? A new planted tank?
    Too early to say now. But I am tempted by the idea of creating a new set. It’d be a combination of planted tank, paludarium and vivarium. Perhaps a L2m x D1m x H70cm (front) and H130cm (back) set
    (Quan walks me to his experiment corner)

    This is my experiment for the idea. A much smaller set, in which I might use woody plant, moss, anubias, fern and stem plant

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    Also I have two customers having the similar setup but slightly bigger. And they are under very good condition. Another success for my attempts. I hope it might open to another style, a new trend

    Few short videos he recorded


     
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  3. alto

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    This is a fantastic series :thumbup:
     
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    Hi AnhBui, Fantastic Love the planting :rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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  5. AnhBui

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    Hi Alto, Hi Roy thank you
     
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  6. AnhBui

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    Look at this update, I might want to go back one day to picture it again. It's 50% as per Quan

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    And here is a picture of one of the hybrid set

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  7. AnhBui

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    These are his old sets mentioned in my previous post

    First planted tank in 2009 with ADA lineup
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    Rescaped in 2010

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    Another rescape in 2011

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    Emersed part
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    Rescape 2012
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    My favourite tank
    2013
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    Late 2014
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    2015 to now
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  8. AnhBui

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    Come visit Quan and his wife today. Got chance to take few plant pictures

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  9. AnhBui

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    Another topic update. Check out my latest visit here

     
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  10. Ed Wiser

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    Thanks to the store tours.
     
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