Aquatic Design Centre

Aquarium Design Specialists & Aquatic Supplies

Xmas Sale: TMC MicroHabitat Complete Aquariums

We have another Xmas special sale this month. TMC’s MicroHabitat Aquariums offer a high quality sleek, plug and play aquarium set made with Opti-White glass for crystal clear viewing, ideal for bedrooms, kitchens, living rooms and offices.

Both the MicroHabitat 30 and 60 are perfect for mini aquascapes, small fish and invertebrates. Easy to set-up and maintain. The Reef-Skim Nano Skimmer and filtration unit is built into the rear of the aquarium and includes all media, as well housing the heater and the circulation pump. The Aquaray Horizon LED lighting provides bright and efficient lighting designed to enhance the natural colours of your aquarium inhabitants. Although these aquariums are designed for growing corals and keeping small marine fish, they can also be used as a freshwater tropical system.

“We are also Giving Away £££ Live Stock Gift Voucher with any TMC MicroHabitat Tank Purchase”


TMC’s MicroHabitat 30
RRP: £329.99
OUR PRICE: £299.99

“Comes with Free £20.00 Gift Voucher”

TMC’s MicroHabitat 60
RRP: £380.00
OUR PRICE: £349.99

“Comes with Free £30.00 Gift Voucher”

“NB: This Xmas Offer are for the Christmas period only and will end on the 31/12/2016”

TMC MicroHabitat: Download Brochure

Marine Species suitable for TMC’s MicroHabitat Aquariums (NB: These aquariums can be also be used for tropical freshwater) Livestock Page 

Orchid pygmy basslet Pseudochromis fridmani
Indigo pygmy basslet Pseudochromis fridmani x springeri
Bluestreak pygmy basslet Pseudochromis springeri
Flashback pygmy basslet Pictichromis diadema
Strawberry pygmy basslet Pictichromis porphyreus
Yellow assessor Assessor flavissimus
Blue assessor Assessor macneilli
Barnacle blenny Acanthemblemaria macrospilus
Hi fin nano goby Discordipinna griessingeri
Catalina goby Lythrypnus dalli
Court jester goby Amblygobius rainfordi
Christmas goby Gobiosoma multifasciatum
Firecracker goby Trimma rubromaculatus
Panda nano goby Paragobiodon lacunicolus
Blue neon goby Elacatinus oceanops
Gold neon goby Elacatinus evelynae
Yellow goby Gobiodon okinawae
Green clown goby Gobiodon histrio
Midnight coral goby Gobiodon ceramensis
Hi fin checker hawkfish Plectranthias inermis
Hi fin banded goby Stonogobiops xanthorhinica
Hi fin clown goby Stonogobiops yashia
Bicolour blenny Escenius bicolor
Goldstreak blenny Escenius stigmatura
Pinstripe pyjama wrasse Pseudocheilinops ataenia

(NB: We do not recommend keeping more than one fish per tank.)

Porcelain anemone crab Neopetrolisthes ohshimai
Emerald mithrax crab Mithraculus sculptus
Sexy shrimp Thor amboinensis
Bumblebee shrimp Gnathophyllum americanum
Cleaner shrimp Lysmata amboinensis
Crystal shrimp Periclimenes spp.
Peppermint shrimp Lysmata wurdemanni
Boxer crab Lybia tesselata
Feather duster Sabellastarte spp.
Christmas tree worm Bispira spp.
Feather worm colony Bispira brunnea
Turbo snail Astrea tectum
Bumblebee snail Engina mendicaria
Orange marble snail Nassarius spp.
Rock red leg hermit crab Paguristes cadenati
Blue leg hermit crab Clibanarius tricolor
Common hermit crab Clibanarius spp.
Zebra hermit crab Calcinus laevimanus
Orange leg hermit crab Clibanarius spp.
Banded trochus snail Trochus histrio
Cerith snail Cerithium spp.
Money cowrie Cypraea moneta
Red starfish Fromia indica

The lighting in this tank is suitable for most coral species, except some of the deep water species that require a dimmer tank. A partial list of suitable species follows, but is not comprehensive.  Check out our Coral Prices

Mushroom Corals
Ricordea Ricordea yuma, Ricordea florida
Red mushroom Discosoma cardinalis
Watermelon stripe mushroom Discosoma striata
Blue mushroom Actinodiscus spp.
Furry mushroom Rhodactis spp.

Star polyp Xenia spp.
Button polyp Zoanthus spp.
Clove star polyp Clavularia spp.
Jasmin star polyp Cervera spp.
Feather star polyp Anthelia spp.

Soft Corals
Cabbage coral Sinularia dura
Toadstool coral Sarcophyton spp.
Prickly coral Dendronephthya spp.
White polyp finger coral Lobophytum spp.
Pussey coral Alcyonium spp.
(NB: leather corals will grow more quickly than other types of coral and must be trimmed).

LPS hard Corals
Hammerhead, frogspawn, torch Euphyllia spp.
Plate coral Funghia spp.
Duncan’s coral Duncanopsammia spp.
Organ pipe coral Tubipora spp.
Trumpet coral Caulastraea spp.
Fleshy hard coral
Brain coral Trachyphyllia spp.
Chalice coral Echinophyllia spp.
Pineapple coral Favia spp.
War coral Favia spp.
Spiny brain coral Symphyllia spp.
Acans coral Acanthastrea spp.
Lettuce coral Pectinia spp.
SPS hard coral
Grass coral Pavona spp.
Plume rock coral Porites spp.

PLEASE NOTE: ALL corals will eventually outgrow a tank of this size, and must be maintained and ‘pruned’ as necessary.

Thanks for Looking – ADC

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Aquarium Maintenance Services

With over 30 years in the business and nationwide coverage we are one of the foremost aquarium and fish tank maintenance companies in London and the UK. It is also the reason that some of the most prestigious and famous companies in the world employ us to maintain their fish tanks, from hotels, restaurants, stores, airports, cosmetics counters, private residences, offices and headquarters.

Reliability and Professionalism

We have earned a reputation for reliability and unparalleled service. Our dedicated team of engineers, experts and back-office support help to maintain and look after your aquaria, whether it be freshwater, marine, coral reef system. All staff are employed by the Aquatic Design Centre and you have access to the most experienced aquarium experts in the country. This way we are able to maintain high standards and ensure we provide an economic and valuable service to our customers.

Nationwide Service and Overseas

We offer nationwide maintenance services and can also manage contracts overseas, currently helping businesses in North America, Europe and the Middle East. There are over 1500 fish tanks and aquaria maintained by us.

High Quality Livestock and Materials

Our central London Aquatic shop and store enable us to supply accessories and equipment for any job we are working on. We source high quality livestock bred for better health and have our own coral farm to supply healthy corals without damage to the environment.

24hr Emergency call out service

Our 24 hour emergency service is also back up with our workshops and retail centre, which holds all the supplies and equipment to resolve any problem quickly.

Due to the large number of customers we serve, it enables us to offer unbeatable prices for a full service. Please Call our London Office on (+44)20 7636 6388 to speak to our experts and discuss your aquarium or pond maintenance requirements or obtain a quote.

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Aquarium Design, Manufacture, and Installation

The Aquatic Design Centre have created some of the most stylish and luxury bespoke built aquariums and fish tanks in the country. We draw on over 25 years of expertise in designing, manufacturing and installing aquariums. With over 1,500 bespoke aquarium installations under our supervision and an exclusive client list, we are the UK’s leading specialists in custom built aquarium design and installation.

You will see our work in landmark buildings, stores, restaurants, offices, museums, exhibitions, TV, stylish homes and gardens in the UK and International designs in North America and the Middle East. We undertake commissions of all sizes, from large commercial developments to small domestic residential aquariums and ponds. Private homes to international headquarters and each solution is completed to the highest professional standard.

Our key points in design ensures a personal flexible professional service

Initial consultation with clients and architects. Financial forecasting and budget planning, project management, site study, architectural planning/drawing and site planning. We can help you develop the concept to something that not only looks amazing but will work at the intended location dealing with the complexities of large volumes of water and the weights involved. We work to the exacting standards demanded of architects, designers, film and TV industries, delivering on time and within your budget.

Tailored aquascaping to suit the environment, client vision and aesthetics

We deal with all the lighting, plumbing, and filtration system installation. Using the very latest in equipment and aquatic technology. Introduction of livestock and ongoing professional maintenance with on and off site water monitoring systems.

Aquarium manufacturing service

Our workshop facility has expanded over the years. We also occupy a large premises in Surrey, where our facilities enable us to manufacture large scale glass aquariums, filtration manufacture, steel supports, cabinet fabrication and livestock holdings.

24hr emergency call out service

Our 24 hour emergency service is also back up with our workshop and retail centre, which holds all the supplies and equipment to resolve any problem quickly.

Whatever your requirements we’ll be able to realise your vision. If you have a project which requires an bespoke aquarium or custom built pond installation please call our London Office on (+44) 20 7636 6388 for free advice or to book an appointment.

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