BIOTOPE AQUARIUM DESIGN CONTEST 2017

Welcome to the contest page!

Finally, you can enjoy 105 wonderful biotope aquaria and learn a lot of useful information about them. Just click on photos below!

Until October 31, the organizers and the members of the jury will be evaluating aquaria using an optimized criteria system.

On November 10th on this page we will publish the names of the authors of the entries, and on December 1st the results of the contest!

The prize pool is 3,000 euro and additional prizes for separate nominations.

Enjoy viewing!

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A_pool_with_black_water_in_Leticia_west_of_Amazonas_river_Colombia_1

A pool with black water in Leticia, west of Amazonas river, Colombia, 240 L

Chile Chile. Esteban Yáñez

A_scenery_from_the_village_of_Nuesochihua_near_Usumacinta_river_1

A scenery from the village of Nuesochihua, near Usumacinta river, 300 L

turkey Turkey. Zafer Işık

A_shady_shallow_flooded_forest_along_an_igarape_near_Manaus_1

A shady shallow flooded forest along an igarape near Manaus, 720 L

netherlands Netherlands. Gert Blank

Amazonas_Manaus_Brazil_Rio_Negro_River_blackwater_biotope_1

Amazonas, Manaus, Brazil, Rio Negro River blackwater biotope, 225 L

turkey Turkey. Emrah Kahyaoğlu

Area_of_protection_of_flora_and_fauna_of_cienegas_from_River_Lerma_Mexico_1

Area of protection of flora and fauna of cienegas from River Lerma, Mexico, 270 L

mexico Mexico. Amadeo Hernández Pérez

Atabapo_a_stream_near_the_settlement_of_Merey_Colombia_1

Atabapo, a stream near the settlement of Merey, Colombia, 330 L

ukraine Ukraine. Alexey Bureiko

Autumn_in_the_Krezniczanka_mouth_of_a_river_Poland_1

Autumn in the Krężniczanka, mouth of a river, Poland, 54 L

poland Poland. Bartłomiej Paśnik

Backwater_of_a_stream_in_the_Manimala_River_basin_in_Kottayam_district_Kerala_India_1

Backwater of a stream in the Manimala River basin in Kottayam district, Kerala, India, 250 L

russian_federation Russia. Angelina Sporsheva

King Edward River Kimberley Australia

Backwater on the King Edward River, Kimberley, Northwest Australia, 300 L

Israel Israel. Leonid Angelevych

Bank_of_flooded_Morichal_creek_Maripa_lower_Caura_River_Venezuela_1

Bank of flooded Morichal creek, Maripa, lower Caura River, Venezuela, 630 L

indonesia Indonesia. Andy Basuki

Beautiful_Leka_river_at_Republic_of_Congo_Lower_Congo_River_Region_1

Beautiful Leka river at Republic of Congo, Lower Congo River Region, 400 L

indonesia Indonesia. Taufik Widjaja

Belulok_Waterfall_stream_of_Labi_Brunei_Darussalam_1

Belulok Waterfall stream of Labi, Brunei Darussalam, 96 L

Brunei Brunei. Mohammad Zaheer Afie bin Zahirrudin

Black_water_stream_of_the_Rio_Negro_1

Black water stream of the Rio Negro, 240 L

india India. Stephen Dsouza

Black_water_peat_swamp_pontian_Johor_Malaysia_1

Black water, peat swamp pontian, Johor, Malaysia, 40 L

Malaysia Malaysia. Hartini Binti Hashim

Blackwater_Amazon_river_biotope_1

Blackwater Amazon river biotope, 70 L

netherlands Netherlands. Ruben Kamphuis

Blackwater_pond_Amazon_River_Brazil_1

Blackwater pond, Amazon River, Brazil, 81 L

taiwan Taiwan. William Chang

Blackwater_setup_at_Sedili_Johor_Malaysia_1

Blackwater setup at Sedili Johor, Malaysia, 108 L

Malaysia Malaysia. Mohammad Norhakimi Bin Mohd Nan

Borneo_Indonesia_West_Kalimantan_a_small_creek_of_Kapuas_River_1

Borneo, Indonesia, West Kalimantan, a small creek of Kapuas River, 33 L

italy Italy. Lorenzo Strolighi

Calm_waters_of_Serayu_Tributary_Wonosobo_Indonesia_1

Calm waters of Serayu Tributary, Wonosobo, Indonesia, 32 L

indonesia Indonesia. Anief Laboma

Central_America_Costa_Rica_rivers_coasts_1

Central America Costa Rica rivers coasts, 135 L

turkey Turkey. Ali Türkmen

Kreshchenskoye_Lake_Penza_Region_Zarya_Settlement_Russia_3

Coastal area of the Kreshchenskoye Lake, Penza region, Zarya settlement, Russia, 40 L

russian_federation Russia. Danila Bryunetkin

Coastal_part_of_clear_water_stream_in_Alenquer_area_Para_state_Brasil_1

Coastal part of clear-water stream in Alenquer area, Para state, Brasil, 72 L

russian_federation Russia. Aleksandr Dergalyov

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Eastern part of the Amazon, Brazil, Para, 140 L

ukraine Ukraine. Denis Vdovichenko

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Edge of small forest stream in Nilwala basin, Sri Lanka, 100 L

belgium Belgium. Jeroen Vanhooren

Flooded_forest_near_upper_Rio_Orinoco_Venezuela_1

Flooded forest near upper Rio Orinoco, Venezuela, 54 L

poland Poland. Dominik Woroch

Forest_stream_of_the_Bia_river_system_southwestern_Ghana_Africa_1

Forest stream of the Bia river system, southwestern Ghana, Africa, 30 L

russian_federation Russia. Anna Romanchik

Fortaleza_Creek_Uruguay_River_Basin_Misiones_Argentina_1

Fortaleza Creek, Uruguay River Basin, Misiones, Argentina, 153 L

argentina Argentina. Philip Cortesi

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Heavily planted area of an upper Rio Meta affluent, Colombia, 100 L

belgium Belgium. Jeroen Vanhooren

Igarape_do_Daracua_the_small_forest_stream_of_Rio_Negro_river_near_Barcelos_Brazil_1

Igarapé do Daracua, the small forest stream of Rio Negro river, near Barcelos, Brazil, 160 L

croatia Croatia. Stjepan Erdeljic

In_the_shallows_of_the_Khorol_river_1

In the shallows of the Khorol river, Ukraine, 60 L

ukraine Ukraine. Vladimir Dushko

Kan_kou_River_Estuary_Pingtung_County_Taiwan_1

Kan-kou River Estuary, Pingtung County, Taiwan, 162 L

taiwan Taiwan. Newt Jhuang

Kigoma_Edith_Bay_Lake_Tanganyika_Tanzania_1

Kigoma, Edith Bay, Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania, 75 L

italy Italy. Lorenzo Strolighi

Killifish_hole_on_a_flooded_meadow_Wonga_Wongue_Reserve_the_Ogooue_basin_Gabon_1

Killifish “hole” on a flooded meadow, Wonga Wongue Reserve, the Ogooue basin, Gabon, 20 L

russian_federation Russia. Natalia Sokolova

Lake_Amatitlan_near_Guetemala_eastern_coast_of_Central_America_1

Lake Amatitlan, Eastern Coast Of Central America, Guetemala, 140 L

turkey Turkey. Bilal Taha Tasdelen

Lake_Tanganyika_shore_areas_1

Lake Tanganyika shore areas, 1259 L

germany Germany. Kai Rafael Brunner

Lake_Tanganyika_northwest_coast_near_the_town_of_Uvira_Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo_1

Lake Tanganyika, northwest coast, near the town of Uvira, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 380 L

russian_federation Russia. Sergey Lobanov

Lake_Tanganyika_rocky_shores_of_Ikola_Tanzania_and_pelagic_waters_of_Kitumba_Congo_1

Lake Tanganyika, rocky shores of Ikola, Tanzania and pelagic waters of Kitumba, Congo, 487 L

turkey Turkey. Fatih Ozdemir

Lake_Tanganyika_the_eastern_Tanzanian_shoreline_near_Bulu_Point_1

Lake Tanganyika, the eastern Tanzanian shoreline near Bulu Point, 900 L

germany Germany. Anke Morbitzer

Lake_Tanganyika_Sandy_sedimentary_bottom_area_in_Ndole_Bay_Zambia_1

Lake Tanganyika. Sandy sedimentary bottom area in Ndole Bay. Zambia, 200 L

argentina Argentina. Walter Vazquez

Lake_Tseny_Madagascar_northwest_part_of_the_island_Sofia_region_1

Lake Tseny, Madagascar, northwest part of the island, Sofia region, 840 L

poland Poland. Pawel Lukasz Kocik

Lake_Xochimilco_Borough_of_Xochimilco_in_southern_Mexico_City_1

Lake Xochimilco, Borough of Xochimilco in southern México City, 162 L

taiwan Taiwan. Newt Jhuang

Lava_River_in_the_lower_reaches_canyon_near_the_village_of_Vasilkovo_Russia_1

Lava River in the middle reaches, canyon near the village of Vasilkovo, Russia, 500 L

russian_federation Russia. Igor Repin

The_Gulf_of_Finland_littoral_zone_in_the_western_part_of_the_reserve_Northern_coast_of_the_Neva_Bay_1

Littoral zone in the western part of the reserve “Northern coast of the Neva Bay”, Russia, 60 L

russian_federation Russia. Daria Kondakova

Llanos_in_the_Rio_Apure_basin_state_of_Apure_Venezuela_1

Llanos in the Rio Apure basin, state of Apure, Venezuela, 180 L

italy Italy. Daniele Maxia

Marble_quarry_Ruskeala_mountain_park_Republic_of_Karelia_Russia_1

Marble quarry, Ruskeala mountain park, Republic of Karelia, Russia, 80 L

russian_federation Russia. Anna Romanchik

Mejuda_river_Shallow_river_bank_with_still_water_near_Gori_1

Mejuda river. Shallow river bank with still water near Gori, Georgia, 100 L

Georgia Georgia. Giorgi Khizanishvili

Middle_course_of_the_Rio_Negro_River_a_forest_canal_Santa_Isabel_do_Rio_Negro_Brazil_1

Middle course of the Rio Negro River, a forest canal, Santa Isabel do Rio Negro, Brazil, 120 L

russian_federation Russia. Anastasia Chistyakova

Mountain_creek_near_Li_river_in_Guangxi_China_1

Mountain creek near Li river in Guangxi, China, 54 L

poland Poland. Dominik Woroch

North_Eastern_Taiwan_Mountain_Stream_1

North Eastern Taiwan Mountain Stream, 20 L

United_Kingdom United Kingdom. James Sheen

Oxbow_edge_of_stream_in_Rio_Guapore_drainage_Bolivia_1

Oxbow edge of stream in Rio Guapore drainage, Bolivia, 345 L

poland Poland. Kamil Hazy

Pancho_Poza_River_Altotonga_Veracruz_Mexico_Xiphophorus_variatus_habitat_1

Pancho Poza River, Altotonga, Veracruz, Mexico: Xiphophorus variatus habitat, 240 L

mexico Mexico. Victor Manuel Ortiz Cruz

Patakata_Village_in_mangrove_forest_Sundarban_area_Ganges_delta_Bangladesh_1_1

Patakata Village in mangrove forest, Sundarban area, Ganges delta, Bangladesh, 575 L

poland Poland. Jerzy Kielan

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Peat swamp forest in the central west of Peninsular Malaysia, 60 L

Malaysia Malaysia. Khairuldin Mohd Isha

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Planted area in Nimrod Creek billabong, Far North Queensland, Australia, 100 L

belgium Belgium. Jeroen Vanhooren

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Planted small affluent in the Upper Rio Araçá basin, Brazil, 100 L

belgium Belgium. Jeroen Vanhooren

Resisting_under_Alto_Parana_Atlantic_forests_1

Resisting under Alto Paraná Atlantic forests, 250 L

argentina Argentina. Cesar Gabriel Schmitke

Rio_Cinaruco_Clear_Water_Territory_of_the_Caribas_1_1

Rio Cinaruco: Clear Water Territory of the Caribas, 1400 L

germany Germany. Alexander Görz

Rio_Jufaris_near_the_community_of_Carvoeiro_in_Roraima_1

Rio Jufaris, near the community of Carvoeiro, in Roraima, 200 L

brazil Brazil. Bruno Garcia dos Santos

Rio_Lancetilla_Lancetilla_Botanical_Garden_Honduras_1

Rio Lancetilla, Lancetilla Botanical Garden, Honduras, 465 L

croatia Croatia. Tomislav Sobota

Rio_Nanay_National_Reserve_Allapahuayo_Mishana_Iquitos_Peru_1

Rio Nanay, National Reserve Allapahuayo-Mishana (Iquitos), Peru, 96 L

italy Italy. Lorenzo Strolighi

Rio_Orinoco_Hemigrammus_rhodostomus_biotope_1

Rio Orinoco – Hemigrammus rhodostomus biotope, 30 L

turkey Turkey. Görkem Elvir Kartal

River_bank_Inle_Lake_Hopong_Myanmar_1

River bank, Inle Lake, Hopong, Myanmar, 180 L

UAE United Arab Emirates. Rex L. Ribay

River_Iput_under_the_overhanging_bush_sandy_shallows_Surazh_Russia_1

River Iput, under the overhanging bush, sandy shallows, Surazh, Russia, 280 L

russian_federation Russia. Yuri Vozhegov

River_Ucayali_Arequipa_Region_Peru_1

River Ucayali, Arequipa Region, Peru, 144 L

brazil Brazil. Flavio Henard Jorge de Freitas

Rocky_area_of_Lake_Tanganyika_near_the_town_of_Kasanga_in_Southwest_Tanzania_1

Rocky area of Lake Tanganyika near the town of Kasanga in Southwest Tanzania, 200 L

russian_federation Russia. Denis Artemyev

Rocky_placers_near_Chituta_Bay_Tanganyika_Lake_Zambia_1

Rocky placers near Chituta Bay, Tanganyika Lake, Zambia, 200 L

ukraine Ukraine. Volodymyr Bilichak

Rocky_shore_near_Sibwesa_Africa_1

Rocky shore near Sibwesa, Lake Tanganyika, 1500 L

Lithuania Lithuania. Saulius Liudvinavičius

Seversky_Donets_River_shallow_place_behind_dam_at_the_village_of_Eskhar_Ukraine_1

Seversky Donets River, shallow place behind dam at the village of Eskhar, Ukraine, 768 L

ukraine Ukraine. Alexey Bureiko

Shallow_blackwater_habitat_in_the_middle_Rio_Negro_1

Shallow blackwater habitat in the middle Rio Negro, 240 L

United_Kingdom United Kingdom. James Sheen

Shallow_forest_lake_near_the_igarape_Prosperitate_Brazil_1

Shallow forest lake near the igarapé Prosperitate, Brazil, 200 L

belgium Belgium. Vern Van de Weyer

Shallow_shore_cenote_Jardín_del_Eden_Quintana_Roo_Yucatan_Mexico_1

Shallow shore cenote Jardín del Edén, Quintana Roo, Yucatán, Mexico, 120 L

Costa_Rica Costa Rica. Nelson Alonso

Shallow_water_of_the_Tobolki_lake_Pskov_region_Russia_1

Shallow water of the Tobolki lake, Pskov region, Russia, 105 L

russian_federation Russia. Natalia Zakharova

Shorline_of_Alter_do_Chao_Para_State_Brazil_1

Shorline of Alter do Chao, Para State, Brazil, 622 L

greece Greece. Alexiou Theodore

Slow_stream_north_Han_river_basin_Gapyeong_Gyeonggi_do_Province_Korea_1

Slow stream, north Han river basin, Gapyeong, Gyeonggi-do Province, Korea, 66 L

South_Korea Republic of Korea. Junho Lee

Slow_move_puddle_near_Baiyun_Mountain_in_Guangzhou_China_1

Slow-move puddle, near Baiyun Mountain in Guangzhou, China, 100 L

China China. Han-Jun Cai

Small_creek_in_Demerara_basin_between_Georgetown_and_Linden_Guyana_1

Small creek in Demerara basin, between Georgetown and Linden, Guyana, 100 L

belgium Belgium. Jeroen Vanhooren

Small_creek_peat_swamp_Upper_Kapuas_river_basin_1

Small creek/peat swamp Upper Kapuas river basin, 110 L

United_Kingdom United Kingdom. Neil Whitley

Small_current_of_the_Condoto_River_the_tributary_of_the_San_Juan_River_3

Small current of the Condoto River, the tributary of the San Juan River, 50 L

russian_federation Russia. Ivan Shutov

Small_forest_lake_in_the_Leningrad_region_near_the_village_of_Vartemyagi_1

Small forest lake in the Leningrad region near the village of Vartemyagi, 230 L

russian_federation Russia. Varvara Kozmenko

Small_pools_of_Badas_Peat_Swamp_Brunei_Darussalam_1

Small pools of Badas Peat Swamp, Brunei Darussalam, 56 L

Brunei Brunei. Mohammad Zaheer Afie bin Zahirrudin

Small_stream_in_Choctaw_National_Wildlife_Refuge_Alabama_USA_1

Small stream in Choctaw National Wildlife Refuge, Alabama, USA, 42 L

poland Poland. Dominik Woroch

Small_water_stream_near_the_Sipapo_river_in_Venezuela_1

Small water stream near the Sipapo river in Venezuela, 144 L

poland Poland. Łukasz Barwicki

South_America_Amazon_River_basin_Orinoco_River_1

South America, Amazon River basin, Orinoco River, 40 L

turkey Turkey. Mert Yılmaz

South_America_Amazon_River_basin_Tapajos_Riverbed_1

South America, Amazon River basin, Tapajos Riverbed, 585 L

turkey Turkey. Mert Yılmaz

South_America_Guyana_Essequibo_River_1

South America, Guyana, Essequibo River, 200 L

turkey Turkey. Ahmet Develioğlu

Southern_of_peninsular_Malaysia_peat_swamp_1

Southern of peninsular Malaysia, peat swamp, 324 L

Malaysia Malaysia. Mohd Khairul Fadzly

Stream_flowing_into_the_Valencia_lake_in_the_north_of_Venezuela_1

Stream flowing into the Valencia lake in the north of Venezuela, 140 L

ukraine Ukraine. Konstantin Rodoutskiy

Tanganyika_Lake_sandy_biotope_of_Isanga_Bay_Zambia_1

Tanganyika Lake, sandy biotope of Isanga Bay, Zambia, 70 L

russian_federation Russia. Matvey Sokolov

The_fabulous_world_of_Caño_Sardiña_Black_Water_Columbia_1

The fabulous world of Caño Sardiña, Black Water, Columbia, 160 L

poland Poland. Arkadiusz Skrzycki

The_Middle_reaches_of_the_Fengkang_River_Daren_Township_Taitung_County_Taiwan_1

The Middle reaches of the Fengkang River, Daren Township, Taitung County, Taiwan, 324 L

taiwan Taiwan. Newt Jhuang

The_Republic_of_Suriname_Gran_Rio_the_tributary_of_the_River_Suriname_downstream_from_the_Avadana_rapids_1

The Republic of Suriname, Gran Rio, the tributary of the River Suriname, downstream from the Avadana rapids, 480 L

ukraine Ukraine. Bogdan Oleynik

The_San_Juan_drainage_from_Pacific_coast_of_Nicaragua_Lake_1

The San Juan drainage from Pacific coast of Nicaragua Lake, 450 L

turkey Turkey. Bilal Taha Tasdelen

The_Tocantins_River_basin_1

The Tocantins River basin, 240 L

ukraine Ukraine. Andrey Kondratov

Tram_Chim_Melaleuca_forests_Dong_Thap_Province_Vietnam_1

Tram Chim Melaleuca forests, Dong Thap Province, Vietnam, 290 L

Vietnam Vietnam. Tran Hoang Nghia

Tributary_of_the_Mamberamo_River_1

Tributary of the Mamberamo River, New Guinea, 110 L

ukraine Ukraine. Konstantin Rodoutskiy

Under_the_waterfall_Ulu_Temburong_National_Park_Brunei_Borneo_Island_1

Under the waterfall, Ulu Temburong National Park, Brunei, Borneo Island, 126 L

Czech_Republic Czech Republic. Michal Klacek

Upper_Candelaria_River_Jungle_area_near_the_River_bank_Mexico_1

Upper Candelaria River. Jungle area near the River bank, Mexico, 576 L

United_Kingdom United Kingdom. Lee Nuttall

Valley_of_Silence_A_refuge_for_Mexcalpique_Girardinichthys_sp_Ocoyoacac_State_of_Mexico_Mexico_1

Valley of Silence: A refuge for Mexcalpique (Girardinichthys sp.). Ocoyoacac, State of Mexico, Mexico, 165 L

mexico Mexico. Amadeo Hernández Pérez

Valmayor_reservoir_stony_shallow_water_Madrid_1

Valmayor reservoir, stony shallow water, Madrid, 40 L

russian_federation Russia. Danila Bryunetkin

Vegetated_margin_of_Lake_Inle_Shan_state_Myanmar_1

Vegetated margin of Lake Inle, Shan state, Myanmar, 125 L

indonesia Indonesia. Andy Basuki

Wang_Suk_stream_Han_river_branch_South_Korea_1

Wang Suk stream, Han river branch, South Korea, 8 L

South_Korea Republic of Korea. Seonghee Ryu

Waterlogged_forest_pond_in_the_territory_of_the_Pacaya_Samiria_National_Reserve_Peru_1

Waterlogged forest pond in the territory of the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve, Peru, 120 L

russian_federation Russia. Svetlana Kirillova

West_coast_of_Cocha_Yarima_Lake_the_Rio_Nanay_oxbow_Peru_1

West coast of Cocha Yarima Lake, the Rio Nanay oxbow, Peru, 375 L

poland Poland. Bartłomiej Paśnik

Western_coast_of_the_former_Hiko_island_the_remains_of_Chalco_Lake_3

Western coast of the former Hiko island, the remains of Chalco Lake, 60 L

russian_federation Russia. Dmitry Osipov

Where_the_sand_meets_the_rocks_in_lake_Tanganykia_1

Where the sand meets the rocks in lake Tanganykia, 1120 L

denmark Denmark. Jacob Kjærggard-Taustrup