UKAPS @ Vivarium 2010, Holland

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  1. George Farmer

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    UKAPS Founders; Dan, Graeme and I are privileged to announce another important international event that we have been invited to attend and represent the forefront of the UK planted aquarium and aquascaping hobby.

    Here are some details from the host of the event, Vivarium.

    Main website -

    http://www.vivariumbeurs.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

    Promo video -

    http://www.vivariumbeurs.com/index.php? ... 71&lang=en" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


    In the last weekend of March 2010 (27th & 28th), Vivarium will celebrate it's third aniversary.

    This event, covering the aquarium, pond, terrarium and paludarium hobbies, has rapidly grown to be the biggest event in Western Europe, combining these four great elements.

    Besides the enormous trading grounds (over 10,000m2), we will again have many activities taking place. A part of these is our lecture program which for the coming year consists already of:

    - Christel Kasselmann; talking about plants of course
    - Ad Konings; this world renowned specialist on cichlids will share his knowledge
    - Ole Pedersen; if Tropica introduces new plants; you can bet he found them in nature!
    - Oliver Lucanus; probably the best underwater filmer in the world making movies of South american biotopes.
    - Harro Heronimus; this expert on rainbowfish will show the many colors of the rainbow.
    - Willem Postma; used to be a highly respected judge form the NBAT; he know takes a stand against the monstrosities we find amongst aquarium fish nowadays (relating to the dyed fish campaign of PFK)
    - Patrick Temmink; will give a live workshop decorating a paludarium

    And more lectures and workshops are close to be finalized.

    In addition the following activities take place:
    - Live scaping contest
    - AquaCube scaping contest
    - Photography contest
    - Live Music
    - Knowledge corner, where experts from different fields await your questions

    If all this is not enough; Vivarium holds an aquascaping contest where Christel Kasselmann is head of jury.

    The last two years we had the honour of hosting Oliver Knott and for 2010 we are showing the UKAPS Founders - Dan Crawford, Graeme Edwards and George Farmer.

    Aquascaping workshops are held on the main stage (where microphones are available and a camarea can be put straight at the tank to show the progress on the big screen).

    George, Dan and Graeme will be showing-off one planted nano tank each on the UKAPS stand, and they will have one larger main display tank (ADA-style with Solar I etc.) George will also be setting up a biotope aquascape and give lectures throughout the event.


    More finalised details to follow...
     
  2. Mark Evans

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    very good guys. :clap:

    how I wish I could attend something like this.....well us mere mortals can just dream I suppose. :D
     
  3. George Farmer

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    You're welcome to come along, Mark. This is open to the public - like a bigger and better Festival of Fishkeeping.
     
  4. Graeme Edwards

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    This level of hobby show is truly lacking in the UK. One day it may be possible to see such an event on our shores.

    Its a great privilege and honor to be invited and we will do our best to promote ukaps in the best way we can.

    I think this event. along with Ukaps being at interzoo, will also steam ukaps into the international eye. This intern will mean that you guys will have more opportunities to new products and information. Thus making the hobby grow from strength to strength in the UK. Hopefully making a consistent high end mark on the over all perception of the hobby over here in the UK. This is why Ukaps was founded....to promote the hobby and to share the love and the knowledge.

    Ukaps baby! ;)
     
  5. Steve Smith

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    Great news guys! March you say... Need to find hotel info :D
     
  6. andyh

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    I have never been to Holland....... o_O
     
  7. paul.in.kendal

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    That's another great achievement guys - you must be enormously proud of yourselves - rightly so! :clap:

    It makes me wonder whether any of you thought you'd be reaching these giddy heights when you gave birth to the UKAPS baby. (Do you see what I did there?)
     
  8. Dan Crawford

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    Thanks guys, we're all immensely proud to have been asked to showcase at such a prestige event.

    We're all very positive people but i don't think we thought we would achieve as much as we have in such a relatively small amount of time.

    UKAPS is so successful because of the input from every member so you all deserve a pat on the back, what and where would UKAPS be without any members? :clap:

    Love it!
     
  9. George Farmer

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    It's true. It's a real team effort, so sincere thanks to everyone for their continued support. It means more than words alone can express. :thumbup:
     
  10. Tony Swinney

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    Congratulations you guys, you deserve it :D

    Its in the diary, only 319 miles - thats closer than my mum and dads in Northumberland !!! :D
     
  11. Steve Smith

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    I'm definitely up for a UKAPS outing to Holland :lol: :thumbup:
     
  12. Dan Crawford

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    ROAD TRIP! :thumbup:
     
  13. andyh

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    I am game! And i get free fuel. Anybody wanna keep me company!
     
  14. Steve Smith

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    Sure! I'm always the one scrounging for a lift :D
     
  15. Tony Swinney

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    Yeehaaww ! I'll probably be driving too - looks like the tunnel is the easy option. But which car to take !!!???!!! ;) :D

    Tony (planning the route already !)
     
  16. George Farmer

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    "Shotgun" in Tony's Range Rover or 350Z... :D
     
  17. Dan Crawford

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    NOOOOOOO! Mind you, i bet he has TV's and all sorts in the back :lol:
     
  18. Graeme Edwards

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    We should have a UKaps robin reliant. A bit like Dell boys but green, lol. Two in the front and twelve in the back :lol:
     
  19. Lisa_Perry75

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    Sounds awesome, if I can get my passport by then I'm up for a road trip.

    Oooooh I wonder if we can hire a bus or something!?
     
  20. James Marshall

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    I'd be well up for that, as "I aint gettin on no Plane sucker" :lol:
    Hiring a bus is great idea Lisa.

    Cheers,
    James
     

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