Last weekend, more than 12,000 visitors strolled through the Vivarium exhibition hall. We were there too and welcomed some of the visitors to our booth.
What is the Vivarium?
Vivarium is a consumer trade fair for all aspects of vivaristics. With an area of 12,000m² and 206 exhibitors, Vivarium is the largest trade fair in the Benelux region. Over the two days of the fair visitors can enjoy pleasant conversations at the booths of the numerous exhibitors, get an idea of the latest trends in their hobby and purchase the products and goods at trade fair prices. From technology to plants, Vivarium and its exhibitors have a wide selection.
JBL with its own booth
We were also amongst the exhibitors and, as always, it was an absolute success. The many visitors to our booth took the opportunity and were inspired by our wide range of products. From our unique PRONOVO feed to the tried and tested PROFLORA CO2 systems, everything to make the aquarist's heart beat faster was there. Whether answering questions or just sharing a nice chat, our wonderful field sales colleagues were there, offering their expertise to visitors.
This year's Aquascaping Contest - Tribute to Filipe Oliveira
In addition to the very many booths, there were numerous competitions and workshops at Vivarium. For example, AquaFlora organised this year's European Aquascaping Contest, where the challenge was to set up a small tank (approx. 30 litres) with a tree as the layout. This was in memory of the great Portuguese aquascaper Filipe Oliveira, who sadly died too early. Filipe Oliveira was known for creating trees under water, so this contest was a fitting tribute to his memory.
Of course, there were also countless fantastic aquariums on display: