Lake Tanganyika. Zambia area

21st place in Biotope Aquarium Design Contest 2016

turkey Turkey. Fatih Çetinkaya

Aquarium Volume: 480 L
Fish and invertebrates: Tropheus kasakalawe
Plants list: None
Biotope description: I tried to make a cross section of Africa lake tanganyika Zambia under water in my tank. The background was done in accordance with the truth by sculptor artist. Rocks used in middle and front of gathered from nature. Collected snail shells were taken from nature. Lighting is natural sunlight reflections were simulated. Sun’s children are very happy in the small and natural world.

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

The configuration of this tank is really amazing – large volume, not too many fishes, and decorations which look better than natural ones 😉 The sculptor who made these rocks did a great job! This tank would be absolutely my no. 1, if not the gravel used as a substrate. If it would be sand, in a color similar to the color of rocks, it would look great, but the gravel somehow doesn’t fit aesthetically – at least in my opinion 🙂

Piotr Kierzkowski (Poland)

One of the most impressive African tank that I ever saw. The big size and volume are very good to biological balance. The natural atmosphere is great!!! I’m feel inside a cave. With not so many fishes and well choosed. In my opinion, just the color of the sand could be better. A natural gravel would be perfect, but overall, it is a amazing tank. Congratulations.

André Longarço (Brazil)