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Aquarium Beautiful



The Aquarium Beautiful competition turns the floor of the hotel into a freshwater aquatic paradise. This is the official Aquascaping contest for The Big Fish Deal. The contest will feature aquariums of all shapes and sizes on display for the public.

This year, you can enter as many tanks as you want, but each tank can only be in one of the following categories:

  – Aquascaped tanks over 10 gallons

  – Aquascaped tanks 10 gallons and under

  – Tanks showcasing fish on the C.A.R.E.S. list

  – Tanks featuring a biotope of your choice

  – “Themed” tanks where you can let your creativity run wild

If you plan to bring a tank larger than 10 gallons, please also bring a stand for it.

Each Category will have first, second, and third place winners.  The Best in Show will be determined from the first place winners in each of the categories listed, above.  There will also be an award for the “People’s Choice” which represents the favorite tank from among the event attendees.

Judging will be performed by representatives from each of our local DC-area aquarium clubs:  The Capital Cichlid Assoication, The Potomac Valley Aquarium Society, and The Greater Washington Aquatic Plant Association.

Check out this video of the 2015 contest covered by Pecktec