The Green Machine was founded by professional UK aquascaper James Findley in 2007.

James designed The Green Machine to be a Nature Aquarium haven – an Aladdin’s cave of aquascaping. The Green Machine is run by aquascaping enthusiasts, for aquascaping enthusiasts.

Unlike other websites The Green Machine has a real Nature Aquarium store that is full of beautiful Nature Aquarium displays of all sizes, so you can be truly inspired and get some hands on, practical advice from true experts.

We have helped thousands of people learn to aquascape and we are still counting…

Read more about James Findley here »


Our Philosophy

We only provide items that our experts have tried, tested and tried again, so you can have complete confidence that everything we offer does exactly what it claims to. Unlike other stores, The Green Machine is run by enthusiasts, for enthusiasts – visit us in store to see the difference it makes!

Read more about The Green Machine Experience here.


Aquatics and Aquascaping

After travelling extensively in Asia and seeing what could be achieved, James had a vision to bring the Nature Aquarium to the UK.

The Green Machine is a flagship in the art of aquascaping. Aquascaping itself is simply creating what is intrinsically a small section of tropical riverbank within the confines of your own home.

The emphasis of these art works is on the beautiful landscape created within an aquarium, with the onus on the beauty and harmony of nature.

The jewel in the crown, of course, is when the fish are added bringing the whole picture alive.

The Green Machine is a truly unique place. We have set up many tanks for various clients all of whom are overjoyed with the results that we have achieved for them. Many of our clients however have preferred, with our help and advice, to plant their own underwater paradise.

Our vision for the future is to change the face of aquatics in the UK which we feel needs to be brought up to date and turned more into an art form.

Our in-store Nature Aquarium show tanks need to be seen to be believed, they are truly inspirational- taking the art form to its pinnacle. All our clients have completely changed their outlook on fish keeping, many of whom have started again from scratch. Many others who have experienced this kind of fish keeping are overjoyed to have a shop of this nature to aid and support them.




We are proud to provide what is, in our opinion, one of the leading hydroponics departments in the UK. This department is currently being refitted and extended with the addition of brand new displays so that our clients can see our systems in action and learn how to use them. We have an expert team of staff who have years of experience on hand to answer questions and advise on the most suitable products.

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  • Thank you TGM!

    Until recently I have been an online customer only. I purchased everything I needed for my current two tanks through tgm over the last year. A couple of weeks ago I called […]


  • I cannot thank you enough for your help this week. I was delighted with the ADA filter I bought from you several years ago. Last weekend, I foolishly decided to take apart […]

    Dr N.D.

  • Amazing Service

    Amazing service as always. My plants arrived healthy and beautifully green as always!


  • Wish i lived close by so i could visit every day!


  • A truly unique experience

    The Green Machine is a truly unique experience and I recommend you get off your PC/Phone and get to the shop, It will inspire you!!


  • Great Inspiration


  • Amazing tanks

    Great shop, great staff and some amazing tanks


  • My favorite Website…


  • Worth the long drive

    If aquascaping is your thing then a visit to the green machine is a must. To see so many different types of plants, rocks and display tanks under one roof along with […]


  • Thank you

    Massive thank you to all the guys at Green Machine for helping me make what was in my head into a reality. A pleasant and warm welcome, plus an amazing shop made […]


  • Enthusiasm and Inspiration

    Well worth all the winding roads up from South Wales! Thanks for the cups of tea and coffee plus advice, enthusiasm and inspiration. My 60cm shallow tank survived the trip home intact, […]


  • Amazing help

    Amazing help, thank you for the advice the hardscape you designed for me and the plants I have received from you. I just have to go through the pain of waiting for […]


  • Sensational!

    Wish Malaysia has one the this shop too… More on aquatic terrarium or closed vivarium… Always love the ideas of the aesthetic sense of the unique tiny world of it… Sensational!


  • An amazing shop

    Massive thank you to all the guys at Green Machine for helping me make what was in my head into a reality. A pleasant and warm welcome, plus an amazing shop made […]


  • Experienced Staff

    If aquascaping is your thing then a visit to The Green Machine is a must. To see so many different types of plants, rocks and display tanks under one roof along with […]


  • Dear James and your team, thank you for being so helpful last Monday. You guys have been so welcoming and I would recommend to anyone to make the effort to pop in […]


  • Feeling Satisfied

    My new hobby-Aquascaping… Recentely I started aquascaping with my new handmade planted aquarium… Thanks to The Green Machine and James Findley… — ‌ Feeling satisfied.


  • Magnifique, c’est de l’art… J’adore


  • The Best Advice

    Can’t thank these guys enough for there help on my first aquascape. The best advice, friendliest staff, the best products and everything in between!


  • Professional Packing

    Excellent Quality, Professional Packing and Fast service for sending me in Cyprus . Congratulations.


  • First class service

    First class service very knowledgable staff highly recommend.



We offer FREE postage & packing for orders £75 and above to addresses located within mainland UK


We’ve helped thousands of people learn to aquascape and we’re still counting…


Aquatic Plant Retailer of the Year 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013 / Northern Design Awards Finalist


Expert advice for our customers

When you become our customer you gain access to our experience and knowledge. We’ll work with you to help you get the aquascape of your dreams.

Every product to create & maintain your aquascape

Our online shop provides a hand picked range of products for all your aquascaping needs. We stock everything you might need. Our showroom/shop is an Aladdin’s cave of aquascaping, with many displays demonstrating our product range and an awesome selection of hardscape materials.

Videos, Articles and Guides

Our website and online resources are always available to help you learn aquascaping, at your convenience.