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Buce Blog - Planted Tank Aquascaping Tips, How To, Advice

  • Creating a Traditional Nature Aquarium Layout

    Creating a Traditional Nature Aquarium Layout

    When you’re new to aquascaping and are looking to set up a new tank, it can be a bit difficult to know where to begin. Some of the most frequent questions I receive on my Instagram account @shrimpery run along the lines of: “what kind of CO2 setup do I need,” or “what kind of soil do you use?” Because I recently set up a new high tech aquarium in my UNS 60U aquarium, I figured that this would be a good opportunity to share my thought process during the setup, along with details about gear and materials used.
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  • Thoughts on Hardscape in a Planted Aquarium

    Thoughts on Hardscape in a Planted Aquarium

    Written by: Chris (@shrimpery)   If you keep up with planted aquarium enthusiasts, you’ll often hear them mention hardscape. Traditionally, this means the rocks, driftwood, and occasionally gravel or cosmetic sand used in the front of an aquascape. Almost as important...

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  • Stocking Considerations for High-tech Aquariums

    Stocking Considerations for High-tech Aquariums

    Thought about having livestock in your planted aquarium? Fish, shrimp, and snails can affect the balance of your aquarium as well as enhance the beauty of your aquascaped tank. Here are some tips and ideas of livestock to have when paired with your high tech tank.
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  • Best Practices for Trimming Aquarium Stem Plants

    Best Practices for Trimming Aquarium Stem Plants

     by: Chris (@shrimpery)   What is it that makes a professional-quality planted aquarium look so good? Well-trimmed plants. More than layout or hardscape selection, the plants set the tone for a tank. Nothing looks more amateur than stringy, unbranching stems gasping...

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  • Advice on Algae in the Planted Aquarium

    Advice on Algae in the Planted Aquarium

    Guest blogger: Chris (IG @shrimpery) Shrimpery Blog Entry 2: Advice on Algae in the Planted Aquarium  Algae can be a major challenge for planted aquarium hobbyists. On my instagram account @shrimpery, I get asked about algae at least once a day....

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