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

  • 5 Tips on Substrate for a Planted Tank

    5 Tips on Substrate for a Planted Tank

    Written By: Chris (@shrimpery)   If you're like most aquarium hobbyists, you probably grew up with a childhood aquarium that had a standard river gravel substrate. I personally never really thought about other types of substrate in the aquarium until I got...

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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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  • Ways to Keep a Planted Tank “Pristine”

    Ways to Keep a Planted Tank “Pristine”

    Written By: Chris (@shrimpery)   Gorgeous planted aquariums aren’t hard to find online, but a few stand out more than others. You know it when you see it: nearly every aquarium plant leaf looks crisp, fresh, vibrant, and healthy; for a...

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  • Stocking Considerations for Planted Aquariums

    Stocking Considerations for Planted Aquariums

    Written By: Chris (@shrimpery)   Some of the discussions involving aquascaping border on the esoteric (debates about the dry-start method and ‘siesta periods’ come to mind), but nearly everyone can relate to the subject of stocking a planted aquarium with livestock....

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  • 8 Tips for Your First High-Tech Aquarium

    8 Tips for Your First High-Tech Aquarium

    Written By: Chris (@shrimpery)   It is easy to get so carried away in the excitement of decorating your planted tank that you neglect to build a foundation for a sustainable setup. In particular, going the high-tech route can be particularly...

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    7 Tips to Make Your Aquascape Look Professional

      Written By: Chris (@shrimpery)   Do you ever see a photograph of an aquascape that looks objectively great while still feeling a bit… off? The key elements (healthy plants, clear water, thoughtful hardscape) are all there, but something is undeniably...

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  • Top 5 Aquascaping Styles

    Top 5 Aquascaping Styles

    Written by: Chris (@shrimpery)   What do aquascaping and painting have in common? Besides being quarantine-friendly hobbies, there are many styles to work with in each. A skilled painter can evoke just as much meaning and beauty from an abstracted,...

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