JBL Biotope Aquarium Contest is organized every year. Finalists are invited to Sankt Petersburg, to ZooSphere zoological fair, for the final stage of the contest. This year the final was held during ZooSphere 2013 on 20-23 November.
You can read more about this contest and 2013 results here:âª
â¬In this video I show biotope aquarium which took third place, designed by Eugenia Moiseyeva from Russia. It was aquarium number 2 - the large green "2" on the description plate is not the place the aquarium took, but just the number in the contest. Aquarium imitates fragment of Essequibo river in Guyana, South America.
BIOTOPE DESCRIPTION: Essequibo river starts in the mountains of Brazil, flows north for 1000 km through forest and savannah and empties into the Atlantic Ocean. It has many rapids, waterfalls and islands. Rockstone is a village on the right bank of Essequibo river, known for its fishing festivals. Guyana freshwater fish fauna is extremely rich in species found nowhere else in the world, including the endemic Glowlight Tetra (Hemirammus erythrozonus). Because of the strong flows, depth, and abundance of silt, there are not many aquatic plants there, they can be found only along the banks, in the creeks, and in the shallows. The bottom is covered with fine beige and red sand because of the iron.