George got started in the hobby in 2003 when he bought his first aquarium. He discovered Amano’s work and quickly became obsessed with aquascaping, both the technical and creative aspects. Within a year or so he was moderating various Internet forums and started contributing regularly to Practical Fishkeeping magazine in 2006, as their planted tank and aquascaping expert. With the help of Tom Barr, he co-founded the UK Aquatic Plant Society in 2007 with Dan Crawford and Graeme Edwards. UKAPS now has an active forum of over 10,000 members and around 20 sponsors. He’s worked at various aquatic trade shows and set up display aquascapes, as well as given various public aquascaping demonstrations, talks and seminars. George has also judged various aquascaping contests (including the AGA in 2008) and regularly enters his own aquascapes into the IAPLC and AGA competitions. He left the Royal Air Force after a 14 year career as a Weapons Technician to work full-time in the aquatic industry. He’s currently self-employed but works regularly for Tropical Marine Centre, Tropica and Practical Fishkeeping.