Profile

Oliver Knott – Aquarium designer

Born 
22.01.1972 - Karlsruhe (Germany)

Career:
• 1988 Education as a merchant in retail – pet store business (Fa Dehner - Karlsruhe)
• 1991-1993 Trained retail salesman – pet store department (Fa.Dehner Garden Center Karlsruhe)
• 1994 Head of pet store department l(Fa.Dehner Garden Center Albstadt)
• 1995-1997 Assistant operating management – Garden centre and pet store (Fa.Dehner Garden Center Karlsruhe)
• 1998 Head of aquarium and pond department (Fa.Kφlle Zoo Karlsruhe)
• 1999-2001 Operating manager (Fa.Kφlle Zoo Karlsruhe)
• 2002-2007 Self-employed aquarium aesigner
• 2007-2008 Project manager sales promotion and livestock  (Fa.Kφlle Zoo Management Service, Stuttgart)
• Since 09/08 Aquarium designer and consultant

Operational area as aquarium designer:

Set up aquariums, lectures and workshops in the following countries:
• Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Portugal, France, Holland, USA, Japan, etc.

Workshops and set up aquariums at various exhibitions and tradeshows such as:
• Interzoo (Ger), Zoomark (Ita), Vvvivarium (NL), Animalia (CH), Aqua Fish (Ger), Fish & Reptiles (Ger)

Successes

  • AGA Contest 2004 - Oliver Knott
  • AGA Contest 2005 - Oliver Knott
  • AGA Contest 2006 - Oliver Knott
  •     2003 IAPLC – Int. Aquatic Plant Layout Contest (AquaDesignAmano) Platz 32 
  •     2004 Winner - Int. Aquascaping Contest (Aquatic Gardener Association) 1st price und Best of Show 
  •     2004 IAPLC – Int. Aquatic Plant Layout Contest (AquaDesignAmano) Platz 42 
  •     2005 Winner - Int. Aquascaping Contest (Aquatic Gardener Association) 1st price und Popular Choice 
  •     2005 IAPLC – Int. Aquatic Plant Layout Contest (AquaDesignAmano) Platz 10 
  •     2006 Int. Aquascaping Contest (Aquatic Gardener Association) 2nd price Large Tank 
  •     2008 The Art of Planted Aquarium – Top 10 
  •     2011 The Art of Planted Aquarium – XXL Special Award 
  •     2011 The Art of Planted Aquarium – Nano 2nd Place
  •     2012 The Art of Planted Aquarium – Nano 3th Place