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.
Tank under restoration
But what inspires me most is his sharing about his future plan
Let’s meet Quan
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.
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
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