An Article on Eleocharis sp. ‘Mini’

Eleocharis sp. ‘mini’  is a relatively new plant species on the aquascaping market. As a result of that, it can provide the aquascaper with an opportunity to explore new creativity by experimenting with layouts, designs and uses. This plant is a medium level difficulty in that it is not quite as easy as Acicularis and standard Parvula, but it is not much more difficult and with the correct advice from a reputable and experienced aquascaping store…

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Perfect Presents….

Let’s face it: aquascapers can be difficult people to buy presents for. So if you’re looking for the perfect present for an aquascaper this Christmas, or just for an indulgent treat, then look no further – we have plenty of ideas for you! If you don’t see the perfect thing here then call our team who will be happy to help you choose the perfect thing…and if you really can’t decide then a TGM Gift…

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Nature Aquarium Cabinet Guide – Find your perfect aquarium stand!

Cabinet Choices An aquarium cabinet may not be the first thing that springs to mind when contemplating your next Nature Aquarium, but the cabinet you choose will have a huge impact on the overall look and feel of your aquascape… so choose carefully! At The Green Machine we only supply our own TGM Custom Build Cabinets and ADA Cabinets. This is because we have not found any other cabinets that we are happy with. When…

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An Article on Red Aquatic Plants

Winter is on its way, with Christmas not far behind…so its time to add some colour to your life! Nature Aquariums are particularly vital additions to the home during the long, barren, frosty winter months: they add colour, vitality and energy to our homes in a way that nothing else can. Professional aquascaper and founder of The Green Machine, James Findley has recently been experimenting with red plants in the Nature Aquarium – his recent…

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The New Aquatic Layout Style: The Linear Layout

  In our article on the different aquatic layout styles we detailed the three traditional aquatic layout styles. When James was working on his aquascape, ‘Crimson Sky’, he experimented by breaking the traditional rules of composition, and in doing so, created an exciting, new and beautiful layout style which he entitled ‘The Linear Layout’. Read on to find out more about James’ new layout style… The New Layout Style: The Linear Layout This new layout…

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