Aquatics Live

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Over the weekend of the 19th / 20th November Aquatics Live, the UK’s first large scale event for aquarists for almost twenty years takes place at London’s Olympia. Aquatics Live is the show for fish and reptile keepers attracting visitors from all over the UK, from beginners to established aquarists.

Aquatics Live will be bringing together manufactures, retailers, clubs and societies from all over the country representing every branch of the fish and reptile world giving visitors a unique opportunity to view a stunning range of exotic fish and reptiles, purchase a wide variety of new and existing products, talk to the experts, watch demonstrations and attend seminars hosted by some of the biggest names in the Aquatics world all under one roof!

Some of the industry’s leading manufacturers including Tetra, Eheim, JBL and Reef One will be showcasing their latest innovations, and their staff will be on hand to offer advice and answer questions. ALF, Sublime Acquario and Coventry Aquatics, with their Godiva aquarium range, will be demonstrating their new lines and smaller operations such as Beefheart and Aquamaniac will give visitors the chance to access goods and services that they won’t necessarily find at their local supplier. There are some big retailers there too, such as Maidenhead Aquatics, who will be selling the widest range of products direct to visitors at the show.
Two seminar theatres will be running live sessions throughout the weekend with celebrity speakers Heiko Bleher, James Starr-Marshall, Chris Lukhaup, Dave Hulce, Jeremy Gay, Simon Garratt, Mark Evenden, Dave Wolfenden and John Berry talking about a range of topics aimed not only at experienced aquarists and specialists, but also at beginners and novices who are looking for advice and inspiration. At the end of each day they will also be taking part in a full QA session in the main auditorium.

UKAPS team will be on hand to offer expert help to young hobbyists in an interactive aquascaping activity zone where visitors will have the opportunity to design their own aquascapes and underwater worlds with help and advice from the experts. UKAPS will also be running a competition for the 10 finalists for the best Aquascape whilst Blue Planet Aquarium will be running a superb hands-on experience with touch pools telling an interactive story of our native coast line including sea urchins, starfish, shrimps and crabs. There will also be an ocean reefscape in an eight foot, 400 gallon feature tank of large marine fish and reef characters such as Puffers and Clownfish as well as corals and live rocks creating a stunning reef display.

Aquatics Live will also feature a range of reptile exhibitors including Crocodiles of the World with Channel 5’s latest star, Shaun Foggett and his baby Nile crocodiles where you can learn all about the worldwide conservation. In addition there will be a Reptile Forum where John Berry from John Berry Reptiles will be hosting fascinating talks.

The Clubs Associations Pavilion, sponsored by Hagen, will host a variety of groups and organisation including the Federation of British Aquatic Societies who will be on hand to offer advice and information for new and existing members. There will be stunning displays of live bearers, discus, koi and rare goldfish as well as an interactive furnished tank contest. Also Sparsholt College will be offering advice and expertise on specialist aquatics education careers and courses.

Fish and reptile forums are buzzing with anticipation of the launch of Aquatics Live, the event for aqua and reptile hobbyist or those looking to get into fish keeping. We hope to see you at the event!!

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All information was correct at the time of publication.

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