July 29, 2012, Sunday, 10 am PST
World renown aquarium plant expert Claus Christensen, former CEO of Tropica Plants of Denmark, joins us live/podcast to discuss aquatic plant biotopes based on his world travels to remote aquatic plant habitats. Learn where your favorite aquarium plants come from. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to ask Claus questions directly- live!
Claus Christensen from AquaDiscover.
Former CEO of Tropica Aquarium Plants Denmark.
Today consultant for the Aquatic Plant industy
Travel organiser – trips and expedition to natural habitats for aquatic plants.
Lecturer about travel in general and special about aquatic plant habitats and aquatic plant growth
More background information
Claus Christensen has been involved with aquariums for 50 years, and has specialized in planted aquariums for 35 years. In 1989, he was awarded the “Aquarium Oscar”, the highest award given to aquarists in northern Europe.
Claus has travelled around the world, and has visited water plant habitats in more than 40 countries. He is known to have brought many new ornamental plants in the European market, and from there they have spread to hobbyists around the world. Among others, these plants include: Pogostemon helferi, Myriophyllum mezianum, Vallisneria spiralis ‘Tiger ‘, Staurogyne repens, Echinodorus ‘Red Diamond’, Eleocharis parvula, Limnophila sessiliflora (new) Microsorum pteropus ‘Philippines’ etc.
Claus worked for 25 years for Tropica Aquarium Plants in Denmark, serving as CEO of the company from 2000 to 2006.
He is a highly acclaimed speaker, and has held more than 500 lectures on aquaristics in over 15 countries around the world from Japan to the United States and Norway to the Philippines.
The first western speaker at ADA Amano’s company in 1995.
Currently, Claus is working as a consultant, writer and globetrotter.
Look at pictures from my last travel – South India – 2012-January – Aquatic Plant Expedition