BAC2022 Results

BIOTOPE AQUARIUM Contest 2022 Ranking

8 Categories – 24 Winners

We are proud to announce the final results of the BAC2022. Thank you all the participants for your great job, BAC Jury members for your valuable inputs and our sponsors for support!

BIOTOPE AQUARIUM Contest 2022 Criteria

BIN (BIOTOPE IN NATURE) – 20 points  Evaluation Criteria (#) Points
Quality and reliability of the information about the original biotope 1. Description of the location: Environment; Terrestrial vegetation; Surrounding area; Treats to ecology incl. Photos/Video. 1 to 5
  2. Variety of fish, invertebrates, plants mentioned in the biotope meet the specified category and biotope type. 1 to 5
  3. Description of the aquatic habitat: Water chemistry, Substrate, Riparian zone, Underwater landscape. 1 to 5
  4. Bibliography/Sitography: quality of the resources. 1 to 5
BAM (BIOTOPE AQUARIUM MODEL) – 60 points    
Variety and System’s viability 5. Fishes, plants and decorations are selected properly to exist together for a long period of time in the aquarium: the aquarium size matches up with the species choice, their quantity and size. 1 to 20
Conformity to the BIOTOPE IN NATURE 6. Decor in the aquarium look as close as possible to stones, driftwood, soil, and other natural elements in the biotope. Aquarium space is used effectively, each species has its niche. Decor elements and plants are placed according to the biotope. 1 to 20
Natural beauty 7. The composition in the aquarium is balanced. The natural beauty of the biotope represented successfully. The accents are placed properly. 1 to 10
Quality and accuracy of the aquarium data 8. The description of the tank, incl. external resources, is accurate and can guide other aquarists through the re-creation of a similar biotope models (BAM). 1 to 10
Visual support 9. Quality of the visual support (foto, video). 1 to 20
MAX TOTAL SCORE   100
BAC: Northern America.

Category 1: NORTH AMERICA

JURY: FRITZ ROHDE & LAWRENCE KENT

        BIN BAM MATERIAL    
Entry # Entry name Participant’s name Judges #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 Score Final Score
1 Chesapeake Bay Oyster Reef Biotope, Phoebus, Virginia, USA Kevin Wilson Lawrence Kent 5 5 5 5 20 20 10 10 20 100 96
Fritz Rohde 4 4 4 3 20 18 10 10 19 92
2 River Bank of Big Walnut Creek, Ohio, USA Vinny Anderson Lawrence Kent 5 5 4 5 17 20 10 10 19 95 91
Fritz Rohde 3 4 4 1 20 17 10 10 18 87
3 Congaree Creek, South Carolina, USA Anikó Csanádi Lawrence Kent 5 5 4 5 17 19 7 10 18 90 89.5
Fritz Rohde 4 5 4 1 20 17 10 10 18 89
4 Susquehanna river, Pennsylvania, USA Chris Walker Lawrence Kent 5 5 5 1 19 19 9 10 19 92 89.5
Fritz Rohde 3 4 4 1 20 17 10 10 18 87
5 Creek in suburban Collin County, Texas Turner Lawrence Lawrence Kent 5 5 5 1 18 19 7 10 18 88 89
Fritz Rohde 4 3 4 4 20 17 10 10 18 90
BAC: Central America, Caribbean.

Category 2: CENTRAL AMERICA

JURY: JUAN MIGUEL ARTIGAS AZAS & JAIRO ARROYAVE

        BIN BAM MATERIAL    
Entry # Entry name Participant’s name Judges #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 Score Final Score
1 Unnamed spring in Laguna Seca, Durango Mexico Franko Janko Jairo Arroyave 4 4 4 3 18 18 9 8 17 85 91.5
Juan M. Artigas Azas 5 5 5 5 20 20 10 10 18 98
2 Riverbank area of the Rio el Subin, Guatemala David Nørholm Jairo Arroyave 4 4 5 4 16 14 8 8 19 82 90
Juan M. Artigas Azas 5 5 5 5 20 20 10 10 18 98
3 Antón River, Coclé, Panama Juan Medina Jairo Arroyave 4 4 4 3 16 15 8 8 17 79 87.5
Juan M. Artigas Azas 5 4 5 5 17 20 10 10 20 96

 

BAC: South America.

Category 3: SOUTH AMERICA

JURY: ROBERTO E. REIS & FLÁVIO LIMA

        BIN BAM MATERIAL    
Entry # Entry name Participant’s name Judges #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 Score Final Score
1 Urubaxi River, tributary of the Negro River, State of Amazonas, Brazil Marco Antonio Cunha Roberto E. Reis 5 4 5 5 20 20 10 10 15 94 90
Flávio Lima 5 3 5 5 15 20 9 9 15 86
2 Rio Salobra, southern Pantanal, Brazil Biswarup Goon Roberto E. Reis 5 5 5 5 18 12 10 8 8 76 85
Flávio Lima 5 5 5 5 18 20 6 10 20 94
3 Forest Stream, Mato Grosso do Sul, Coxim, Brazil Arif Hikmet Başeğmez Roberto E. Reis 5 5 4 4 15 16 8 10 8 75 80
Flávio Lima 5 3 4 3 18 18 8 8 18 85
4 Rio Pacaás Novos, Rondônia, Brazil Konstantinos Gazos Roberto E. Reis 3 4 4 5 18 16 10 8 8 76 79.5
Flávio Lima 2 2 4 2 18 10 9 18 18 83
5 Rio Negro River near Barcelos, Brazil Wang Qiliang Roberto E. Reis 5 4 5 3 18 20 8 8 16 87 78.5
Flávio Lima 2 1 3 3 13 10 15 5 18 70
6 Corrientes, Paraná flooded savanna, Argentina Arif Hikmet Başeğmez Roberto E. Reis 4 2 4 4 16 14 8 8 14 74 75.5
Flávio Lima 3 2 4 4 15 15 9 7 18 77
7 Small Rio Negro tributary near Manaus, Brazil Wang Qiliang Roberto E. Reis 4 2 4 0 14 15 8 10 6 63 71.5
Flávio Lima 3 2 3 4 18 15 10 7 18 80
8 El Tuparro National Park, flooded forest, near Rio Orinoco main stream Péter Rózsahegyi Roberto E. Reis 4 5 4 4 15 14 6 6 14 72 70.5
Flávio Lima 3 3 4 2 15 10 8 6 18 69
9 Uaupes River Flooded Forest Stream, Amazonas, Brazil Arif Hikmet Başeğmez Roberto E. Reis 3 3 3 3 16 14 6 8 6 62 68.5
Flávio Lima 4 4 4 2 18 15 8 5 15 75
10 Rio Nhamundá, Brazil Chen Meici Roberto E. Reis 2 2 3 2 18 15 6 4 12 64 59.5
Flávio Lima 1 2 1 2 15 5 16 1 12 55
11 Blackwater tributary in Nhamundà area, Amazonas Chen Meici Roberto E. Reis 2 2 3 1 17 8 6 4 10 53 55
Flávio Lima 2 2 2 1 15 8 9 3 15 57
12 Rio Tapajos, Amazonas, Brazil Dmitry Shulyak Roberto E. Reis 0 0 0 0 18 0 10 8 15 51 52
Flávio Lima 0 0 0 0 15 0 15 8 15 53
13 Unknown shoals of the Rio Negro Chen Meici Roberto E. Reis 0 0 0 0 16 0 5 5 12 38 47.5
Flávio Lima 1 2 1 1 15 10 8 7 12 57
BAC: Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe.

Category 4: EUROPE

JURY: GIREG ALLAINALEXEY MALYSHEV

 

        BIN BAM MATERIAL    
Entry # Entry name Participant’s name Judges #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 Score Final Score
1 Old Danube, Gemenc Forest, Hungary Klementina Keresztes-André Gireg Allain 5 5 5 5 19 18 9 9 20 95 81.5
Aleksey Malyshev 4 4 4 4 10 17 5 8 12 68
2 Shallow grassy area near Mariager, Mariager Fjord, Denmark David Nørholm Gireg Allain 4 3 4 4 16 15 8 6 12 72 70.5
Aleksey Malyshev 2 3 4 4 15 10 8 8 15 69
3 Chorhun river (Chorna), Crimea Akhtem Aqyar Gireg Allain 5 4 4 3 11 12 6 7 14 66 64.5
Aleksey Malyshev 2 4 3 3 15 7 8 8 13 63
4 Platanorema creek, Koroneia-Volvi National Park Konstantinos Gazos Gireg Allain 3 3 3 3 11 11 5 7 12 58 51.5
Aleksey Malyshev 4 3 3 2 5 14 2 2 10 45
BAC: Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa.

Category 5: AFRICA

JURY: AD KONINGS & ANTON LAMBOJ

        BIN BAM MATERIAL    
Entry # Entry name Participant’s name Judges #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 Score Final Score
1 Nun River basin, in the north of Bayelsa State, Nigeria Biswarup Goon Ad Konings 5 5 5 5 20 20 7 10 15 92 85.5
Anton Lamboj 5 4 5 5 12 15 8 9 16 79
2 Moliwe River, Cameroon Frank Reinders Ad Konings 5 3 5 4 20 20 7 10 15 89 71
Anton Lamboj 4 3 4 3 2 10 5 7 15 53
3 Lake Barombi Koto affluent, Cameroon Emil Visan Ad Konings 15 15 5 5 18 58 59
Anton Lamboj 15 15 7 8 15 60
BAC: Eastern Asia.

Category 6: EASTERN ASIA

JURY: FAN LI & ZHOU HANG

        BIN BAM MATERIAL    
Entry # Entry name Participant’s name Judges #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 Score Final Score
1 Yanqi River in Shentang Valley, Beijing, China Jiaying Hou Zhou Hang 5 4 4 4 18 15 9 7 17 83 87.5
Fan Li 5 5 4 5 18 17 9 10 19 92
2 Yanqi River in Shentang Valley, Beijing, China Jiaying Hou Zhou Hang 5 4 4 4 3 15 7 7 17 66 74.5
Fan Li 5 4 4 5 17 15 8 8 17 83
3 Heukcheon river, Yangpyeong province, South Korea Shinyoung Kim Zhou Hang 5 4 2 3 10 12 6 7 14 63 66
Fan Li 5 4 3 4 13 12 7 8 13 69
BAC: Central Asia, Southern Asia, Western Asia.

Category 7: SOUTHERN, CENTRAL & WESTERN ASIA

SVEN O. KULLANDER & FRIEDRICH BITTER

        BIN BAM MATERIAL    
Entry # Entry name Participant’s name Judges #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 Score Final Score
1 Periyar river, Western Ghats, India Protim Sarkar Friedrich Bitter 4 5 5 4 15 17 8 8 14 80 81.5
Sven Kullander 3 3 4 3 20 15 10 10 15 83
2 Forested wetland near Bhuigaon Beach, Maharashtra, India Devarsh Bhoir Friedrich Bitter 3 3 4 3 12 12 6 8 14 65 46
Sven Kullander 3 3 5 1 1 5 1 3 5 27
BAC: Southeastern Asia, Oceania.

Category 8: SOUTHEASTERN ASIA

PETER J. UNMACK & GREG MARTIN

        BIN BAM MATERIAL    
Entry # Entry name Participant’s name Judges #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 Score Final Score
1 Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar Klementina Keresztes-André Greg Martin 4.8 4.8 4.8 4.5 18 18 9.5 9 16 89.4 88.2
Peter Unmack 5 5 4 5 15 20 9 8 16 87
2 A Small Stream in the Halmahera Island, Maluku, Indonesia Arif Hikmet Başeğmez Greg Martin 4.8 4.8 4.8 4.5 18 19 9.5 9.5 19 93.9 84.95
Peter Unmack 4 5 5 4 15 16 5 7 15 76
3 Swamp in Pasuruan, East Java, Indonesia MAA Rafsanjani Greg Martin 4.5 4.5 4 3.5 16.5 17 8 8.5 17 83.5 82.75
Peter Unmack 4 4 4 5 16 16 8 9 16 82
4 Marshland near of Pattaya, Thailand Juhász-Tóth Gábor Greg Martin 3.5 4.5 4.5 4 17 12 8.5 8.5 17 79.5 80.75
Peter Unmack 4 5 5 3 16 16 9 8 16 82
5 Creek in Coban Rondo Pujon Waterfall, Malang, Indonesia MAA Rafsanjani Greg Martin 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 17 14 9 8.5 16 82.5 80.75
Peter Unmack 4 4 3 5 15 16 9 7 16 79
6 Sungai Kelbut, Jawa Tengah, Indonesia Imanul Chakim Greg Martin 4.5 4.5 4.5 0 17 17 9 9 17 82.5 79.75
Peter Unmack 4 4 4 0 15 16 8 8 18 77
7 Unnamed stream in Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam Franko Janko Greg Martin 4.5 4.5 4.5 2.5 17 17 8.5 9 16 83.5 76.75
Peter Unmack 3 2 5 4 15 12 7 7 15 70
8 Low tide at Colleges Crossing Brisbane River, Queensland, Australia David Nørholm Greg Martin 4.5 3.5 4.5 4.5 7 17 8 8.5 15 72.5 75.75
Peter Unmack 4 4 4 5 15 16 8 7 16 79
9 Forest stream of Singkep Island, Indonesia Andre Chandra Greg Martin 4 4 4.5 3.5 15 15 7.5 7.5 12 73 74.5
Peter Unmack 4 4 3 3 15 16 9 7 15 76
10 Borneo Peat Swamp, Indonesia Mainak Sen Gupta Greg Martin 3.5 4 4 2.5 15 17 8 7 17 78 74
Peter Unmack 3 4 2 2 16 12 8 7 16 70
11 Irrigation fileds near Sungai Wirolegi, East Java, Indonesia Iqbal Dani Prayogi Greg Martin 3.5 3.5 3.5 0 15 15 8 8.5 16 73 71
Peter Unmack 3 3 4 0 15 12 8 8 16 69
12 Tu Dong Pond, Quy Nhon City, Binh Dinh, Central Vietnam Huỳnh Long Phi Greg Martin 3 4 3 0 15 12 3.5 9.5 15 65 66.5
Peter Unmack 3 4 4 0 15 12 7 7 16 68
13 Bucephalandra biotope in Sekadau, Kalimantan Barat Hushi Pramudita Greg Martin 4.5 4 4.5 1 17 17 8 7 15 78 64.5
Peter Unmack 3 1 4 0 5 12 5 5 16 51
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