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

  • Maintaining Hardscape in the Planted Aquarium

    Maintaining Hardscape in the Planted Aquarium

    by: @Shrimpery   Hardscape is the skeleton of an aquarium. As critical as plant selection can be to the success of an aquascape, the hardscape element is foundational- literally! A poor choice of hardscape can be difficult to overcome once...

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  • Plant Profile: Bacopa Monnieri

    Plant Profile: Bacopa Monnieri

    Today we’re featuring one of our favorite low tech stem plants: Bacopa Monnieri (aka Moneywort) Bacopa Monnieri is an eye-catching, bright green stem plant that can grow emersed and submerged. It is naturally found alongside riverbanks, lakes, and other pools of...

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  • mini pond aquatic plants

    7 Steps to Create Your Own Mini Pond

    Written by: Bryson and Team Buce Plant   I’m going to assume that if you’re reading this blog post, you keep a planted aquarium. Oftentimes, enthusiasts of planted aquaria find themselves with an excess amount of plants. I hate tossing...

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  • Setting Up a New Pond-Style Paludarium

    Setting Up a New Pond-Style Paludarium

    by Chris (@shrimpery)   Shallow pond-style aquariums present an opportunity to enjoy aquascaping from a new perspective. A pond-style paludarium (the term for a tank with aquatic and emergent plants) allows you to grow the submerged plants that most of...

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  • 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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