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  1. J

    16l Iwagumi-Dry Start

    Tank: 16l Clearseal Lighting: TMC Mini LED 400 Filter: Fluval Edge HOB Heater: None CO2: JBL ProFlora u500 Hardscape: Dragon Stone Plants: Micranthemum micranthemoides, Hemianthus callitrichoides 'Cuba' and Fissidens fontanus. I put this tank together last year with items I had boxed away...
  2. C

    First planted tank - TMC Signature

    Hi guys, I have just completed the hardware & hardscape setup of my first ever planted tank. I am going to plant with Eleocharis Acicularis Mini across the whole substrate surface for a clean & simple look. What do people think of my hardscape layout & plant choice? (photo attached) Any ideas or...
  3. nduli

    Tmc signature 900

    Guys Couple of Quick question but thinking of moving from a signature 600 to 900 but all seem to be reef systems. 1) has anyone used sumps reliably with planted tanks? It will be a low tech setup. 2) if I removed the sump does anyone know how best to blank off the holes in the back of the...
  4. J

    Do I need an LED controller?

    I'm running a TMC GroBeam 600 on around 60 litres of water, without a controller. Pressurised CO2 injection, liquid fertilisers and JBL Plant Soil. The tank is a couple of days old, but I'm aware I'm running the light at 100%, around 10 cm from the water surface. Plants include: HC 'Cuba'...
  5. Mike_81

    2x TMC MiniLED 400 Tiles for ADA 60P?

    Hi Guys, I've got two TMC MiniLED 400 tiles mounted about 2 inches above the surface of my ADA 60P. I'm running a high-tech setup with pressurised Co2, dosing EI ferts etc. I've got good circulation and the drop checker is a lime green - yellow (no fauna yet). I seem to get reasonable results...
  6. George Farmer

    New full-time career in aquatics

    Dear all, It's with a great sense of excitement that I announce a change in full-time career from the Armed Forces to the aquatic industry. From 1 April 2014 I will be the AquaGro Brand Manager for Tropical Marine Centre (TMC). The role is very diverse and there are some extremely exciting...
  7. George Farmer

    George's 65cm Natural Aquario

    Coming soon... :)
  8. nduli

    Tmc signature rocky outcrop low tech.

    Finally managed to buy and install my 60cm signature. Spent the morning installing hardscape. Tank details: Tmc signature 60*45*45 Glacier white cabinet Filter: jbl 1501 Heater: hydor inline Lighting: The Arcadia Classica Stretch LED Freshwater OTL Over Tank Lamp. CS60f Substrate: akadama...
  9. krazypara3165

    Difference between TMC ADA SIGNATURE

    Evening chaps. I have finally come to the conclusion that my discus tank will never bee the planted paradise ive dreamed of due to the difficulty of balancing the needs of the fish with the needs of the plant. So I have decided to treat myself to a new optiwhite and a stand specifically for...
  10. George Farmer

    George's One-Pot Iwagumi Challenge

    Hi all, New journal time. :) Spec - Tank and Cabinet - TMC Signature Range Lighting - TMC GroBeam 1500 Ultima x 2 CO2 - 2Kg FE, Dennerle reg with solenoid, 1BPS with Fluval bubble counter, Up Aqua inline diffuser Filter - Fluval G3 Substrate - 15 litres TMC nutraSoil (black) Ferts -...
  11. Daz Wright

    Daz's ADA 45F shrimp tank

    I am pretty new to aqua scaping. But have kept tropical and marine fish for years. I work in the same building as George Farmer. So it was only a matter of time before I caught the bug for planted tanks. I have been advised to try the dry start method. All turning out well I should hopefully be...
  12. George Farmer

    George's Hillside (new Signature layout)

    Hi all, I've recently re-scaped my TMC Signature so I thought I'd start a new journal on here. Not really a groundbreaking aquascape - re-using the moss-covered Manzi from my previous two layouts that you can see here - George's TMC Signature | Page 38 | UK Aquatic Plant Society Specs -...
  13. George Farmer

    ADA Solar I vs TMC 1500 Ultima

    Hi all, I thought I'd post two comparison photos showing the difference between the ADA Solar I metal halide with NA-Green bulb (150w, 8000K) and 2x TMC GroBeam 1500 Ultima (2x 30w, 6500K). ADA Solar I ADA Solar I by George Farmer, on Flickr TMC GroBeam 1500 Ultima TMC 1500 Ultima by...
  14. CalebWM

    Newbie Nano Help

    Hi guys, this is probably a very common thread but I want some help deciding. So, is this a good kit for the money TMC Aquagro MicroHabitat 8 (Advanced) | Charterhouse Aquatics Would this need CO2? Would it require dosing of fertilisers, if so which ones? (I don't know too much about ferts at...
  15. greenink

    259L bookcase rebirth

    Starting my second tank... Journal will be a slow build as am waiting for various pieces on order. But I’ve learnt that planning things properly, and taking time to get it right, is the best way to go. Hoping for help in thinking it through! Comments and advice on my other journal have been...
  16. B

    Best Lighting for Fluval Ebi?

    I'm keeping "Medium" Level plants according to tropica.(It said medium on the side of the plant tub) I'm currently using stock lights,which aren't too bright-they don't reach the bottom very well and the spread isn't the best. What would you reccomend? Would a TMC Aquaray 400 tile be ok? I'd...
  17. George Farmer

    George's TMC Signature

    Hi all, I'm really excited to be aquascaping again for the first time since May last year. I have a TMC Signature 60x45x30cm (clear silicone) with gloss white cabinet. I need to cut out a half moon in the cabinet side for the filter hoses because unfortunately they're not pre-cut. I did...