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

  • How to Prevent Cryptocoryne Melt
    November 4, 2021

    How to Prevent Cryptocoryne Melt

    Written by: Tammy (@aquarist_tl)    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 while underwater. This...

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  • How to Adjust pH in the Freshwater Aquarium
    September 23, 2021

    How to Adjust pH in the Freshwater Aquarium

    Written by: Tammy (@aquarist_tl)    So you've started your planted tank and unfortunately for some reason, nothing is thriving. You buy a test kit and test your water to find that the levels in your aquarium are not right, especially the...

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  • How to Prevent Aquarium Plant Melt
    June 9, 2021

    How to Prevent Aquarium Plant Melt

      Written by: Tammy (@aquarist_tl)    It is very common for planted aquarium keepers to experience the leaves of their aquatic plants turning brown and translucent, which is also referred to as “melting.” This can be discouraging to some, especially those...

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  • Aquascaper's Guide to an Algae-Free Tank
    May 27, 2021

    Aquascaper's Guide to an Algae-Free Tank

    Written by: Gracie Mandel   Algae, (or as some of our British friends pronounce it “Al-Guee”), is a pain that almost every aquascaper or aquarium-keeper in the hobby will experience at one point. You invest your time, money, and patience...

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  • How to Remove Pest Snails from Your Aquarium
    May 6, 2021

    How to Remove Pest Snails from Your Aquarium

      Written by: Tammy (@aquarist_tl)    If you’re having a pest aquarium snail infestation in your tank that’s getting out of control, then keep reading! A large number of snails can not only make planted aquarium maintenance more stressful, but it...

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  • How to Quarantine New Aquarium Plants
    April 22, 2021

    How to Quarantine New Aquarium Plants

    Written by: Tammy (@aquarist_tl)      Most of us are eager to get our newly received aquatic plants into our established planted tanks, but there are potential pests and harmful chemicals that could be transferred into the aquarium through newly added plants. Pests (like...

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  • Top 5 Algae Eaters for a Planted Aquarium
    November 27, 2020

    Top 5 Algae Eaters for a Planted Aquarium

      Written by: Tammy (@aquarist_tl)   One thing many aquarium owners can relate to is our efforts in keeping algae out of the planted tank. During aquarium maintenance, there usually exists a step or two in the process where algae...

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