Pond in the park area on the north of St. Petersburg

The 28th place in the qualifying stage of the Biotope Aquarium Design Contest 2013

russian_federation Russia. Svetlana Kirillova

Volume: 40 L
List of fishes: Perccottus glenii, Carassius carassius, Notonecta glauca
List of plants: Potamogeton natans, Potamogeton pectinatus, Poligonum amphibium, Myriophilum spicatum, Ceratophillum demersum, Elodea canadensis, Carex sp.
Biotope description: The pond used as the prototype of the aquarium is large enough. Much of the coast is open to sunlight, but there are sites shaded by willows growing near the water. Dense coastal vegetation is a shelter for mallards and their ducklings. In the pond there are areas with sandy and clay bottom and areas covered with aquatic flora: different types of Potamogeton, Elodea, Myriophyllum, Ceratophyllum, Polygonum. The pond is home to various aquatic insects, molluscs and fishes, and the constant presence of the fishermen proves it.

This my judging is the same as that of other judges, because a well done, good species living there together and also the plant-live is that of northern European ponds. Well done.

Heiko Bleher (Italy)

Interesting, looking good and natural – but too small!

Piotr Kierzkowski (Poland)