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Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 7:08 pm Post subject: Pics added-Aquarium hobbyists of Hyderabad- Workshop 10thJan
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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Joined: Jan 30, 2007 Posts: 2225 Location: HYD-is-good
Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2016 11:23 pm Post subject: Re: Aquarium hobbyists of Hyderabad- Workshop in January 201
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.
Without digital publication this event would not have bloomed to its full potential as it has now. Thanks to Mr. Aniruddha Sur, who took up the challenge among other tasks in core team to design the posters and videos, to make them so eye-catchy that we ended up netting 76 fish(hobbyists)!!!
All credits to the team, I seriously have never seen so many enthusiastic people at one place ever!! The participants were exceptional, always were fully engrossed in the talks and demos.
All in all, an event to repeat regularly and get this hobby more in to the masses.
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.
Host of the Day Rohit:
Now it is the Sessions time:
Aquarium Lighting and Fertilizers By Bharadwaz
Aquarium Fish Breeding by Arjun
Aquarium Photography By Tirtha
Discuss keeping and how to take care By Siddhartha:
Now coming to the exiting part.
Aquscape Demo by Master Scaper Sreeram,
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.
Desk of Sreepadma with all the gifts and their own line of fertilizers Plantoz,
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
We have received fabulous gifts for each and every participants from Aquabite.tk and Aquatickart.com. 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,
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 Super Start (psychopath) Sai Kumar giving interview to Sounth Indias biggest channel Surya TV with Kishor and Manish.
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.
Winning Scape By Jitin from Chennai,
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.
Nice to see such events happening and a good gathering of hobbyists
oh yes!! I was myself surprised to know there are SO MANY hobbyists in my city...seriously!! there must be more in your cities too, unless you have such an event you wont get to know and connect with them all.
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