Buce Blog - Planted Tank Aquascaping Tips, How To, Advice
One of the most important elements of a successful aquascape is the use of aquatic plants. Among them, stem plants have emerged as a favorite choice for many aquascapers due to their versatility, ease of maintenance, and ability to provide depth and movement to the layout. For most aquascapers, beautiful, pristine groupings of stem plants are the centerpiece of a high-tech aquascape.Read now
5 Tips on Substrate for a Planted TankRead now
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...
How to Properly Grow Aquarium Carpet PlantsRead now
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...
Ways to Keep a Planted Tank “Pristine”Read now
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...
How to Grow Emersed Utricularia Graminifolia (UG)Read now
Written By: Chris (@shrimpery) Utricularia graminifolia (UG) is one of my favorite aquarium plants, but it’s also one of the most misunderstood. For a while, it seemed to have a reputation as being difficult to grow, but it is increasingly...
Stocking Considerations for Planted AquariumsRead now
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....
8 Tips for Your First High-Tech AquariumRead now
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...
How to Take Quality Photos of Your Planted AquariumRead now
Written By: Chris (@shrimpery) Aquascaping is a visual hobby. The planted tank is analogous to a canvas, and just like with painting, there is a certain amount of taste needed to achieve a pleasing composition with aquarium plants. While that...
7 Tips to Make Your Aquascape Look ProfessionalRead now
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...