A series of videos show the best entries in last year's JBL Biotope Aquarium Design Contest. First place went to an Australian biotope, but 3 out of the top 5 were cichlid biotopes. Biotope aquariums are designed to recreate the natural environment of the fish that live in the aquarium. Not only does it provide the best opportunity for the fish to feel at home, but it allows the fish to demonstrate their natural behavior in what would be their natural environment.
Second place of the biotope aquarium design contest went to an entry modeled after the Nun River basin in Nigeria (video below). Among the tank inhabitants are the dwarf cichlid species Pelvicachromis pulcher
The rest of the videos including a detailed description on each biotope can be found HERE.