A perplexing pile of rock and bones at the bottom of the sea appears to allude to the nautical superstition of Davy Jones’ Locker, with fiery marine plants creeping up and creating a labyrinthine overgrowth. Inspired by the eerie ambience of Halloween that pervades throughout the month of October, this theme of skulls and rocks adds a spooky atmosphere to any aquarium.
From a functional standpoint, the overall structural complexity of this theme makes it ideal for providing your fish with plenty of grottoes and hollows to retreat into when they feel like resting or de-stressing. When they are feeling a little more adventurous, your fish will take great pleasure in navigating through and around the nauseating skeletal remains of what was once a band of barbaric, merciless pirates. Additionally, the cracks and crevices in the rocks and skulls serve as breeding grounds for colonies of beneficial bacteria. The PermaGlo gravel, plastic plants and reversible background used in this theme adheres to an orange/black color scheme that accentuates the comparatively achromatic ivory- and grey-colored rocks and skulls. A solid black, unobtrusive background emphasizes the profound, isolating and abyssal imagery associated with the rock and skull ‘centerpiece’. With the appearance of a deep and endless abyss swallowing light from behind the theme’s grim decor, the chilling mood of Halloween really begins to set in.
When dealing with underwater hobbies and Halloween, one of the best options to explore is the haunting nautical mythology of Davy Jones’ Locker. This deep-rooted superstition was first referenced in 19th century media and has evolved to represent the state of death among drowned pirates, sailors and ocean travellers. This notion of the final resting place of sea travelers brought together the idea behind the development of this tank theme, one that can be enjoyed by fish and fish keepers alike.