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    Epiphyte or Rheophyte… Which Is It?

      Ever get confused with all the different trade names and scientific names that exist in the aquascaping hobby? Is it a Phyllanthus Fluitans or Red Root Floaters? Is it Neocaridina or Red Cherry Shrimp?  The answer is yes and yes....

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    So-Called "Magic Seeds" and The Carpet Seed Scam

     Written by: Tammy (@aquarist_tl) and Team Buce Plant    Have you ever seen carpeting plant seeds for aquariums being advertised online? If so, be cautious of spending your money on these "magic seeds." Unfortunately, they are more than likely falsely advertised...

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    How to Properly Grow Aquarium Carpet Plants

    Written By: Chris (@shrimpery)   Before they became mass-produced, household carpets were a symbol of luxury, found only in the homes of the wealthy. Growing carpeting plants- the fine-leaved aquarium plants used to blanket the substrate of a tank- can seem similarly lofty...

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  • How to Achieve Pearling Plants in the Aquarium

    How to Achieve Pearling Plants in the Aquarium

    Some time has passed after your aquarium light turned on and you notice something amazing: tiny bubbles (or pearls) sprouting from your aquatic plants. Pearling plants are nice to look at, but what makes them pearl, and is it healthy for your...

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  • How to Prevent Cryptocoryne Melt

    How to Prevent Cryptocoryne Melt

    Written by: Tammy (@aquarist_tl) and Team Buce Plant   Have you ever noticed the leaves of your Cryptocoryne plant turning brown/yellow before it becomes completely translucent? That is what’s known as “Crypt melt.” It is when the leaves of the aquatic plant start dying and decaying...

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  • How to Grow Utricularia Graminifolia (UG)

    How to Grow Utricularia Graminifolia (UG)

    Written By: Chris (@shrimpery)   The Utricularia Graminifolia carnivorous plant (UG) can be a mystifying subject. It's a highly sought after foreground plant featuring grass like leaves that create a lawn of carpet. This carnivorous plant is like an aquatic grass, with...

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