Lake Malawi theme
The 30th place in the qualifying stage of the Biotope Aquarium Design Contest 2013
Romania. Silviu Poiana
Volume: 700 L
List of fishes: Labidochromis caeruleus, Pseudotropheus acei Msuli, Labidochromis hongi, Metriaclima daktari, Tropheops sp. Magunga, Cyrtocara moori, Protomelas taeniolatus,
Biotope description: The aquarium was set up based on Lake Malawi biotope, Africa. I tried to replicate, as natural as I could, the zone where the open sand, meets the rocky shores and big haps roam along with mbuna.
This is a well-decorated Malawi biotope with similar to the biotope components, but the fish community is not correct (several of these species do not live together in nature).
I like the way the stones are arranged, especially those on the right side. Large ones are supported by smaller ones, it looks very natural – chaotic, yet aesthetically pleasant.