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

  • Set Up: Low Tech Planted Tank for a Betta Fish
    January 6, 2022

    Set Up: Low Tech Planted Tank for a Betta Fish

    Written by: Tammy (@aquarist_tl)    In this blog post, I'll explain my thought process on setting up my recent planted betta tank. It had been a while since I last aquascaped a low-tech planted tank, and I decided to document the journey...

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  • Stocking Considerations for Planted Aquariums
    December 3, 2021

    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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  • The Walstad Method Tank Guide
    October 13, 2021

    The Walstad Method Tank Guide

     Written by: Tammy (@aquarist_tl)    What if I told you it’s possible to set up a natural planted tank that does not require regular water changes or even a running filter once established? To many aquarists, this just sounds like a...

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  • Heterandria Formosa Habitat Aquascape
    September 29, 2021

    Heterandria Formosa Habitat Aquascape

    Written By: Chris (@shrimpery)   Heterandria formosa is the smallest live bearing fish and one of the world’s smallest vertebrates in general. Native to shallow planted areas at the water’s edge, they are a perfect fit for my pond-style aquascapes. Membership...

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  • How to Grow Utricularia Graminifolia (UG)
    August 26, 2021

    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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  • Common Fish Diseases and How to Treat Them
    August 18, 2021

    Common Fish Diseases and How to Treat Them

    Written by: Tammy (@aquarist_tl)      Just like people or any other living animal, fish get sick too! It’s common for aquarium fish to catch an illness when they’re stressed or living in poor conditions. Unfortunately, not many hobbyists see the...

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  • Best Plants for a Freshwater Shrimp Tank
    August 11, 2021

    Best Plants for a Freshwater Shrimp Tank

    Written by: Gabe (saltwateraquariumblog.com)   If you’re interested in freshwater aquariums or becoming an aquarist, it is important to recognize the benefits of freshwater aquarium plants and what they can do for the inside of your tank. Not only will...

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  • 8 Tips for Your First High-Tech Aquarium
    June 30, 2021

    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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