Aquarium hobbyists of Hyderabad- Workshop in January 2016

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Aquarium hobbyists of Hyderabad- Workshop in January 2016

Unread postby saikumar » Sun Dec 20, 2015 6:38 pm

Aquarium Hobbyists of Hyderabad is a group of people who are passionate about their fishkeeping. We are a close-knit community on social media, and have regular informal meets to share our learning.
We believe our knowledge should be shared with everyone, and not restricted to a select few. Hence, we are organizing the first ever Aquarium Hobbyists Convention in Hyderabad. The convention’s objective is to:
Provide a platform for all aquarium hobbyists in Hyderabad to congregate, and share their experiences & knowledge.

We are all  excited to see you down there.

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Re: Aquarium hobbyists of Hyderabad- Workshop in January 2016

Unread postby saikumar » Sat Dec 26, 2015 9:42 pm

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Did you know fish can be pampered too?
If you have been in hobby for sometime now you'd know discus fish to be one of those demanding fish in many aspects, be it water, food, temperature, medication, so-on and-so-forth thus needing a kingly treatment.

Meet Mr. Siddhartha Saive, who does all this in a very systematic way. He will be presenting at the workshop on "Discus keeping".
So another reason not to miss this workshop, register right away.
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Re: Aquarium hobbyists of Hyderabad- Workshop in January 2016

Unread postby SCORPIO » Sat Dec 26, 2015 9:59 pm

I hope there will be a good crowd. Please update us everything about the event.
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Re: Aquarium hobbyists of Hyderabad- Workshop in January 2016

Unread postby saikumar » Thu Dec 31, 2015 10:26 am

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More experts will be doing the talks.
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Re: Aquarium hobbyists of Hyderabad- Workshop in January 2016

Unread postby parthapratim22 » Sat Jan 02, 2016 11:43 pm

Will be exciting for sure. Share updates please
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Re: Aquarium hobbyists of Hyderabad- Workshop in January 2016

Unread postby saikumar » Mon Jan 18, 2016 10:12 am

It takes a single man to think about an idea and a well coordinated team to execute it successfully. And exactly this was what happened in AHH workshop. Somraj presented the idea of meeting in a very small scale at someones house as local hobbyists gathering. But once the team started working, it blown out of proportion and ended up being a large single day workshop at one of the most prestigious venue of Hyderabad, Birla Museum.

We kept on breaking our own expectation looking at the interest level of people after publishing the posters in Social media and all the exclusive LFS of Hyderabad. We started with a expected head count of 20 and gradually we had to increase the seat numbers to 40 then 50 then 60 and finally we ended up with hooping 76 registered attendees.
Before I start the article first let me put the picture of the team, who has spent day and night to make the event successful.

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The stage:

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Host of the Day Rohit:

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Now it is the Sessions time:

Aquarium Lighting and Fertilizers By Bharadwaz

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Aquarium Fish Breeding by Arjun

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Aquarium Photography By Tirtha

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Discuss keeping and how to take care By Siddhartha:

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Now coming to the exiting part.

Aquscape Demo by Master Scaper Sreeram,

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Final Product:

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After this demo, we took a break for the lunch. Open air Lunch with Hyderabad famous Shahgouse Chicken Biriyani. The weather was beautiful and people got enough time to interact with each other.

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Desk of Sreepadma with all the gifts and their own line of fertilizers Plantoz,

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The Stall of Aquashopee India. We are lucky that they choose AHH platform to launch their product line including Genesis (First Indian Aquascaping Soil for planted tank), Nuri, Ignis LED light series, Atmos and Velda Products

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We have received fabulous gifts for each and every participants from Aquabite.tk and Aquatickart.in. They have sponsored a Hikari food series, NRV and Discount coupons for everyone.

We had Quiz session after every sessions and Jasmine Aquarium was sponsoring a Huge Box of premium fish food to every 10 winners.

Post lunch again we had the next Demo of Aquascaping by our Champion scaper Hamza,

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Finished Product:

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Everything used for both the demo was Genesis and Nuri line of products sponsored by Aquashopee India. To our surprise, Suraj offered us to put up both the scape for auction. We were skeptical if people would be interested at first, But to our Surprise, the scape by Sreeram autioned for 6000 and the Scape by Hamza was auctioned for 7000. This shows the level of enthusiasm among the participants.

The complete workshop was covered by more than 20 newspapers and news channels. Here our members giving interview to Sounth Indias biggest channel Surya TV with Kishore and Manish.

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After the Demo, it was the Rapid Hardscape challenge where random 8 participants were chosen by lucky draw. Everyone got 15 min time to complete the scaping and all the scape were judged by Sreeram and Hamza. This complete Hardscape challenge were sponsored by Aquascape Addicts, Nature Gallery of Hyderabad.

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Winning Scape By Jitin from Chennai,

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The winner received 20KG of Famous Dragon Rock as award from Aquascape Addicts.

Post this we have ended our workshop for this year. All the Core Team members received beautiful gift of Genesis Soil from Suraj to try out.

As a closing note I would like to thank all of our sponsors, all the participants (People came from Hyderabad, Chennai, Banglore, Gurgaon and Delhi). Without your help and support this was impossible to get done.

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Re: Aquarium hobbyists of Hyderabad- Workshop in January 2016

Unread postby SCORPIO » Mon Jan 18, 2016 1:57 pm

Nice efforts by Hydrabadi aquarists. I like tge get together and training sessions.
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Re: Aquarium hobbyists of Hyderabad- Workshop in January 2016

Unread postby saikumar » Tue Jan 19, 2016 9:01 am

SCORPIO wrote:Nice efforts by Hydrabadi aquarists. I like tge get together and training sessions.

Thank you Rajiv ji, your appreciation means a lot to us. You guys keep having so many get togethers every time, somehow its not easy in Hyderabad to conduct. This time we were luck to host such a great work shop.

The star of the workshop has been that it has been more of promoting the Hobby and our group AHH than any product as such.
As this is a totally group's effort all the contributions have been very genuine and in best of everyone's interest.

I feel every city must take up this challenge and organize one on their own. Instead of some LFS or brand organizing this event, if a genuine hobbyist group organizes it, it will be very useful and we can get more quality people.

BTW forgot to tell you, we had hobbyists attend the workshop even from Gurgaon!!!! so you can imagine the interest people have. :clap :clp

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Re: Aquarium hobbyists of Hyderabad- Workshop in January 2016

Unread postby SCORPIO » Tue Jan 19, 2016 9:22 am

saikumar wrote:Thank you Rajiv ji, your appreciation means a lot to us. You guys keep having so many get togethers every time, somehow its not easy in Hyderabad to conduct. This time we were luck to host such a great work shop.


We are also planning a get together and Hardscape Challenge workshop in Delhi.
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Re: Aquarium hobbyists of Hyderabad- Workshop in January 2016

Unread postby parthapratim22 » Tue Jan 19, 2016 9:48 pm

SCORPIO wrote:
saikumar wrote:Thank you Rajiv ji, your appreciation means a lot to us. You guys keep having so many get togethers every time, somehow its not easy in Hyderabad to conduct. This time we were luck to host such a great work shop.


We are also planning a get together and Hardscape Challenge workshop in Delhi.

I will be here in Delhi for next few months. Lets organize something.
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