Khorol backwaters, Ukraine

71st place in Biotope Aquarium Design Contest 2016

ukraine Ukraine. Vladimir Korotin

Aquarium Volume: 70 L
Fish and invertebrates: Perca fluviatilis
Plants list: Н. morsus-ranae, Typha latifolia
Biotope description: “Mirgorod and Khorol River are not the same.” Khorol River is 311 kilometers long. It is the right tributary of the river Psel, which, in turn, belongs to the basin of the Dnieper. Cattail grow in beams, bouquets. Below, in the water, it is light green, slightly higher it is darker, then there is a brown velvety small cylinder, and from the main stem, literally from the water long straight leaves diverge. The water brought dried bizarre trees in the flood. Around them, there is a duckweed, and near the shore there are mint bushes. Behind, white clover, elecampane, hemlock rise up: white, yellow, blue plants protruding from the high grass.

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Comments of the members of the jury of Biotope Aquarium Design Contest 2016

A striking exhibit.

Jeremy Gay (Great Britain)

I like this composition a lot. The last photo looks almost exactly as it looks in the wild, in the zone where open water surface transits into the shore. The only problem, of course, is that the reeds are put into the tank (and behind it) only for the photo session, and will not grow for a longer time. But anyways, the idea of using the same plants in the tank, and also as a decoration around the tank is very good.

Piotr Kierzkowski (Poland)