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LA underworld features 5,500 gallon suspended aquarium

By Leonard Ho - Posted Oct 30, 2015 09:00 AM
It is increasingly trendy to incorporate huge cantilevered aquariums in bars and clubs. A Los Angeles underground food/drink and live music venue boasts a 5,500 gallon saltwater aquarium "chandelier" as its main attraction.
LA underworld features 5,500 gallon suspended aquarium

The blue chair or the red chair?

According to their website, Mrs. Fish is a Los Angeles "downtown underground venue that brings together carefully curated live music, delicious bites, and craft cocktails to create an atmosphere that invites you to unwind and indulge."  The venue is located in the basement of the historic Pershing Square Building (448 S. Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA) and is designed to look/feel like an eccentric post-apocalyptic speakeasy establishment.

Disco balls are so passé

Judging by the photos, the decor is spectacular (if Matrix-inspired decor is your thing).  But it is Mrs. Fish's gigantic 5,500 gallon suspended saltwater aquarium that is sure to be the main conversation piece for aquarists and non-aquarists alike.

We recognize that reef fish around live music and lots of foot traffic isn't the ideal situation (to put it nicely).  Still, you have to admit a 25 ton aquarium dangling over your head is impressive and pretty damn neat. Supposedly, the fish in the tank are all aquacultured species, no doubt to placate the venue's eco-friendly hipster clientele.

If you live in the LA area and in search of something to do over the weekend, Mrs. Fish might be your ticket.

Mrs. Fish isn't the first - nor will it be the last - nightlife venue to feature a "look-up" aquarium.  Last year, Tenji built a 7,500 gallon cantilevered for Dive Bar Mermaid Bar in Sacramento, California.

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Down the rabbit hole

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Bare bottom tanks in vogue

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Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.

Website: http://www.advancedaquarist.com.

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