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How to Keep an Aquarium Next to a Window Algae Free!

Nov 29 2019 0 Comments algae planted tank plantedaquarium plantedtank

Sometimes the perfect space for an aquarium is near a window, or in a bright, sunny spot. Unfortunately, the idea that sunlight causes algae, scares many hobbyists into keeping their tanks in darkened rooms. In reality, it is perfectly possible, even preferable, to keep your tank in a bright, cheery, sun-filled environment, with no algae problems. All you have to do is avoid three common pitfalls that can lead to trouble. Here is a quick guide to keeping your aquarium bright and clean, even if it is situated right next to a window. As I tell people all the time,...

Creating a Traditional Nature Aquarium Layout

Oct 29 2018 0 Comments co2 controsoil planted tank ultum nature systems

When you’re new to aquascaping and are looking to set up a new tank, it can be a bit difficult to know where to begin. Some of the most frequent questions I receive on my Instagram account @shrimpery run along the lines of: “what kind of CO2 setup do I need,” or “what kind of soil do you use?” Because I recently set up a new high tech aquarium in my UNS 60U aquarium, I figured that this would be a good opportunity to share my thought process during the setup, along with details about gear and materials used.

Bucephalandra Gallery :)

Dec 06 2016 1 Comment buce buce plant bucephalandra planted tank rimless aquarium ultum nature systems

As you know there are many different trade names for bucephalandra out there. Although it is widely accepted that there only about a dozen different kinds, the trade names help in identifying who the collector was as well as where the specimen was found. Here at buceplant.com we have teamed up with eco-friendly suppliers who not only grow their bucephalandra out in farms, but are working towards finding more exotic aquatic plant species that haven't been seen in the hobby yet.  Check out the gallery below for some of the most beautiful specimens that we have in our collections. Note...

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