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Distant Hollow: A dramatic aquascape by Exotic Aquatics

By Leonard Ho - Posted Oct 30, 2014 09:00 AM
Exotic Aquatics is an Australian fish store specializing in freshwater/nature aquascapes ... and they are REALLY good at what they do. Their latest aquarium is called Distant Hollow. We don't have enough superlatives to describe the quality of their work.
Distant Hollow: A dramatic aquascape by Exotic Aquatics

The dramatic aquatic appears endlessly deep thanks to its layering and proportions directing your eye towards the "infinity" hollow in the middle.

The tank is a 120L (~33 US gallon) CADE CB600 measuring 600mm x 450mm x 450mm (24 x 18 x 18inches).  According to Exotic Aquatic's facebook page, the plant species used in Distant Hollow are:

  • Bucephalandra kedagang
  • Bucephalandra kedagang red
  • Bucephalandra brownie ghost
  • Bucephalandra brownie blue
  • Bucephalandra mini entikong
  • Bucephalandra chillies
  • Bucephalandra lamandau purple
  • Bucephalandra pink Elise
  • Bucephalandra pink biblis
  • Bucephalandra green wave
  • Bucephalandra super red
  • Bucephalandra mini katherinae
  • Bucephalandra katherinae red
  • Mini pelia
  • Mini weeping moss
  • Mini fissidens
  • Us fissidens
  • Rose moss
  • Crypt Parva
  • Hygro pinnatafida
  • Staurogyne repens
  • Pogo helferi
  • Needle leaf Java fern


Here are a few photos and a video of Distant Hollow.  You may want to wear a bib to catch all the drooling. Click here to view more photos of this beautiful aquarium.

The first photo shows the aquarium's auspicious beginnings.  The hardscape is a dramatic canvas waiting to be painted with plants ...


... into this masterpiece.  Furtive gazes, everyone.  We're not worthy.




Here's a video of Distant Hollow.  Click the HD button to watch in higher resolution.

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.


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