Judging criteria and guidelines

Total points of the quality test are the average points given by the jury.
 
Judging criteria for members of jury
 
The participants' aquariums are estimated by the jury according to 5 criteria listed below. Every criterion is estimated from 1 to 10 points. The highest possible points from members of jury are 50 points. The points given by the members of jury should be considered as follows: 1 point - extremely poor, 2 points - poor, 3 points - below average, 4 points - average, 5 points - good, 6 points - better than good, 7 points - very good, 8 points - extremely good, 9 points - fantastic, 10 points - perfect (given very rarely only in case of exception).
 
To be evaluated:
 
1. Fishes / invertebrates / plants combination and quality (1 to 10 points)
Fish, invertebrates, plants used in the aquarium meet the specified category and biotope. Their quantity is right and they can live together. The inhabitants of the aquarium look healthy.
 
2. Decor materials used (1 to 10 points)
Decor in the aquarium look as close as possible to stones, driftwood, soil and other natural elements in the biotope.
 
3. Setup of biotope aquarium (1 to 10 points)
Aquarium space is used effectively. Decor elements and plants are placed according to the biotope. E.g.: plants are planted in groups as they grow in nature. Stones are placed like in nature, of different size etc.
 
4. Composition of the biotope aquarium (1 to 10 points)
The composition in the aquarium is balanced. The natural beauty of the biotope represented successfully. The accents are placed properly.
 
5. Overall appearance (1 to 10 points)
The aquarium looks good. The walls of the aquarium are free of dirt and algae. The picture of the aquarium is nice.