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Επιστροφή στο Forum : Heiko Bleher's seminar in Greece



GDiscus Team
18-12-2007, 19:04
At the beggining of December (8th and 9th day) took place the two-day seminar
by world's most famous fish collector and discoverer Heiko Bleher in Athens, Greece.
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Nidal Rezeq, owner of ''Ydatinos Kosmos'' (Water World - LFS) was the main organizer of the event
in co-operation with Aquazone (http://www.aquazone.gr) (greek aquatic portal).
Sponsors of the event were:
MAGNICO (greek importer of EHEIM and Aquavital),
PROVET (greek importer of TETRA and HYDOR) and
Hydra Travel (http://www.hydratravel.gr).
The seminar was supported by the Greek Aquarist's Club (http://www.aquarist.gr).
Of course Greek Discus Team was there also!

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Heiko Bleher and his wife Natasha arrived and welcomed by Nidal Rezeq
at Athens airport one day before the seminar

GDiscus Team
18-12-2007, 19:04
Day one and the event started at 18:00 in OSCAR HOTEL (http://www.oscar.gr) and attended the majority of advanced greek aquarium hobbyists!

First part was ''Family Loricariidae β Pleco & co.; and
How to keep catfishes correctly in the aquarium – something done frequently wrong''

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Heiko Bleher presented and welcomed by Nidal Rezeq in the seminar hall

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Ancistrus speciments

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A Loricaria species

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Heiko indicating species details

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Catfish habitat

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Catfishes caves in their habitat

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Catfish aquarium model

GDiscus Team
18-12-2007, 19:05
The second part of seminar's first day was ''Discus and ang elfishes and their best tank mates;
Wild discus vs. tank breed discus (same for ang elfishes and others)''.

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Wild discus speciments

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Remote lake -and not main river- areas were discus live

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Discus habitats

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Underwater discus habitats

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Discus aquarium model

GDiscus Team
19-12-2007, 19:38
Day two and the seminar continued with
''Aquarium plants and fishes – what is best?
Suggestions for authentic biotope aquariums''.

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Everywhere in the Amazon basin are found mainly echinodorous species

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Floating plants

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Eleocharis species

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A fantastic african lake biotope

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Underwater african lake habitat

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African male cichlid's harem

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Female african cichlid -with fry in her mouth- in the centre of her marked territory

GDiscus Team
19-12-2007, 20:03
The second part included
''Central and South American Dwarf cichlids''.

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Few beautiful wild apistogramma speciments

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A mesaunata species

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Dwarf cichlids habitat and Heiko Bleher collecting

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Dwarf cichlids aquarium model

Unfortunately, we didn't have enough time to get into Central American Dwarf Cichlids and moved to the next section...

GDiscus Team
19-12-2007, 20:16
Third part of seminar's second day and the last one was about
''Amazon region report – giant deforestation for Soya-plantations, cattle ranching
(in both Brazil is now the largest global producer) – updated to 2007''

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Enormous Soya-plantations, without any trees left

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Huge tree-cuttings for coal

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Forest burnings without reason and sense

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Forest floodings because of hydroelectric dams which never work

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Big newly-build facilities for housing with no flower anywhere

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Some areas -still- unspoiled

GDiscus Team
19-12-2007, 21:05
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Many and big ''thank you'' for Heiko Bleher's presence and knowledge
passed to greek aquarium community from Nidal Rezeq,
PROVET's representative and all attended hobbyists

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Two of Heiko Bleher's new -magnificent- books coming soon

Many thanks to all people who contributed to Heiko Bleher's seminar, keep it up guys!
Many thanks to Heiko Bleher, the approachable, friendly and simple man who travels all around the world
taking priceless knowledge for our hobby and passing it through to us...
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