River mouth in Lake Sentani

The 46th place in the qualifying stage of the Biotope Aquarium Design Contest 2014

russian_federation Russia. Arseniy Kukushkin

Volume: 170 L
List of fishes: Glossolepis incisus
List of plants: Ceratophyllum sp., Vallisneria americana, Microsorum pteropus, Spirogyra sp.
Biotope description: Lake Sentani is in Papua New Guinea. Rivers that flow into the lake, bring nutrients that stimulate plant growth in estuaries. Also in the area of estuaries there are piles of driftwood. These conditions, as well as the broad food base, attract lake fishes, for example, Glossolepis incisus.

Arseniy from Moscow, who got the last (6th place) by all judges, note that: a) Sentani lies in West Papua (former Irian Jaya), and not in Papua New Guinea; b) no “piles” of driftwood in the lake at all; c) hardly any rocks, otherwise not bad.

Heiko Bleher (Italy)