He started in Aquarium hobby in 2000 and in 2005 Aquascaping. On the first year he studied a lot about plants. How to learn about their growth, contrast, colour and size. After mastering the basics, Filipe started to select what he liked the most. In 2006, he participated in AGA Contest for the first time and surprisingly won the first place and best of the show on Large Category and second place in Small Category. 2007 and 2009 again 1st place on AGA Contest in small Category. 2007 – 10th place on IAPLC – ADA Contest. Since 2011, instead of submitting his works to contests, he’s making part of numerous judges panels.