Rio Abacaxis, shore of the lake Lago Glemende

The 18th place in the qualifying stage of the Biotope Aquarium Design Contest 2014

United_Kingdom Great Britain. Pawel Nowotko

Volume: 300 L
List of fishes: Apistogramma sp. wilhelmi (Apistogramma sp. Abacaxis), Otocinclus affinis
List of plants: Pistia stratiotes, Taxiphyllum barbieri In Brazil. A lago is a small jungle lake and Lago Glemende is connected to the Rio Abacaxis by a small stream. Streams are often deep and can go hundreds of miles into the forest. In the wider parts the stream creates a hidden lakes, wooded and without perceptible current. The water there is very soft, muddy and has a dark brown color. There is not a lot of plants, mostly fallen leaves, decaying plants and wood. Streams are rather poor in fish. There are a few small tetras and dwarf cichlids.

It is a bright, positive entry. Randomly growing moss and long roots of Pistia make the biotope aquarium look natural. Oak leaves on the bottom should be replaced by willow or alder ones.

Alexey Malyshev (Russia)

A nice biotope with an interesting impression.

Victor Mihai (Romania)