Tropical Marine Centre

Tropical Marine Centre has been Europe’s leading supplier to the aquatic trade of ethically sourced marine livestock for more than 40 years. Tropical Marine Centre’s pioneering work on welfare and environmental issues relating to the collection and importation of marine fish has established it as a centre of excellence and technical expertise within the ornamental fish industry.

About ReefScape

Quote from 1973...

''Whereas today the average aquarium uses sterile white corals, it is entirely possible that the aquarium of tomorrow will contain nothing but living corals and fish.''
- R.P.L Straughan, The Marine Collector's Guide

Our hobby should inspire, educate and provide enjoyment in a sustainable way and taking full account of the needs of the wonderful and beautiful animals in our care.
Tropical Marine Centre first presented its “LEGO® Reef Scape” at a trade exhibition in Europe, as a way of “sharing the cost” with Mother Nature by reducing the number of precious live animals on display. It was also a stunning exhibit in its own right, used to entertain and surprise visitors to the stand. Part made by nature and part made by TMC and Bright Bricks*, it showcased both nature’s beauty and complexity and our skill and ingenuity.

The ReefScape Model Series developed from this original exhibit, and there are now 15 models to collect, representing some of the amazing creatures found in our seas and oceans.

TMC is proud to be associated with the following organisations…