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70 Gallon Buce rescape teaser

This is the main piece of wood I have decided to use.
I'll add a few more branches to this and have them hide the overflow more and the return in the 70 Gallon. Footprint is 24"x36"

I'll use mostly Gloss lawn under this and Buce's, Moss, liverworts, etc on the wood.

Some emergent growth like on my old ADA 60p non CO2 also.

It'll have a nice jungle feel to it.







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Whoa, that's a choice piece! Looks very old/windswept.
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that's such an awesome piece. i wish a had a huge tank to accommodate a wonderful piece like that. my humble suggestion would to just scratch the lawn idea all together and utilize an oasis/island motif. anyways, it's your call and im excited to see how this turns out regardless!

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Wait till you see how it ends up. In and out of the water for this puppy and I'll add some other bits to it.

I had the nice chance to scale it and get each part right before using a spare 70 Gal tank. Tried a number of things for a few hours today.

I'm happy with the result.

Since all the Buces, White Anubias, Gloss, moss etc are doing well, the tank will settle back in fast, the emergent growth will have some of my old 60p style added to it to hide the overflow and return:




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that's such an awesome piece. i wish a had a huge tank to accommodate a wonderful piece like that. my humble suggestion would to just scratch the lawn idea all together and utilize an oasis/island motif. anyways, it's your call and im excited to see how this turns out regardless!
I sort of have that with the 180 Gallon, so I need a different theme.

I tend to refrain from planting the wood, but have done it for a number of tanks for clients.

I should be able to provide nice structure and a nice ordered balance with the carpet below. My 60p did not have CO2, this tank does. So it should do very well.

I have done a few island types, but the older incarnation was a wood based rock style woodagumi with belem grass already. I need something a bit different and that still uses the buces effectively.

Not a simple balance and something I've thought about for a few months now.
So this has to go forward. I also enjoyed the 60p emergent growth a great deal, so this will have elements of that also.

Once it's done, it'll age well and the old wood along with the roots coming down from the Buce's will only lend a more aged ancient look. It's a "Nature" style for sure.

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I really like that 60p setup. Never seen anything like it. What is that background plant and is it in the water or hanging behind the tank? Maybe a setup like this would be good for people who keep cichlids but also want live plants.

Can't wait to see the new scape for the buce tank!
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I really like that 60p setup. Never seen anything like it. What is that background plant and is it in the water or hanging behind the tank? Maybe a setup like this would be good for people who keep cichlids but also want live plants.

Can't wait to see the new scape for the buce tank!
Pennywort. There are about 3-4 species kept in the hobby with different leaf sizes and other characters. I may use some in the BUCE tank, but not likely.

I want to stick with a darker theme to match the Buce's and then contrast from below with the Gloss and Mini Pellia.

I'd considered using white aesthetic sand in place of the gloss, but........Gloss will look better and not be as garish.

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This is the main piece of wood I have decided to use....

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Really nice pc Tom. I appreciate the effort you put in to get a great hardscape. I know I make myself crazy with the fanatical quest to complete the vision when I set up a tank.
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Really nice pc Tom. I appreciate the effort you put in to get a great hardscape. I know I make myself crazy with the fanatical quest to complete the vision when I set up a tank.
I've always had a rather large view going back to the concept.
My execution skills have become better over the years.

I tend to think about some things /goals I want from scapes that many just never seem to mention. Not sure why. They are actually pretty simple and basic goals, I'd think most hobbyists might ask of themselves.

What do I want out of a scape?
I rarely will ever want to copy something.
I also want to try something new or something I have avoided or NOT DONE in the past.
I generally want a new style to work with.
These days, I'm interested in colors and mixing them.


The wood will have a dark feel to it, very jungle like, many darker hues that emanate from the Buce's with their roots offering a very old overgrown feel.
Then the ordered tight carpet of gloss below along with Mini Pellia.

The mosses will fill in some spots, not too many though, mostly for the emergent growth. There will be some brighter green plants emergent.

Fish? Well, shrimp, lots and perhaps White clouds, a few cooler water plecos.
Also have some CPD's but they are chickens and hide. Rainbow dace are out. Tried them. They shred things. Basically a cooler water shrimp/fish tank. Around 72-77F.

While you see the grey main piece of wood, it looks different and nicer in the mock tank set up I did, I should have taken a pic, but will as I scape the tank, likely next week.

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Did that manzanita come from the Tahoe area?
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I've always had a rather large view going back to the concept.
My execution skills have become better over the years.

I tend to think about some things /goals I want from scapes that many just never seem to mention. Not sure why. They are actually pretty simple and basic goals, I'd think most hobbyists might ask of themselves.

What do I want out of a scape?
I rarely will ever want to copy something.
I also want to try something new or something I have avoided or NOT DONE in the past.
I generally want a new style to work with.
These days, I'm interested in colors and mixing them.

I get that completely

Two point I always consider:
>What do I want out of a scape?
I get a vision in my head, then look at bio-type images to get a better understanding of the real world version. Then put my spin on it.

>I also want to try something new or something I have avoided or NOT DONE in the past.
One of the reasons I've stayed in this hobby so long...challenging myself.
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Did that manzanita come from the Tahoe area?
No.

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Looks like the 13-14th I'll redo the tank. I'll redo the 120 gallon on the 7-8th.

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I am going to wait another week or two.
the plants are doing well and I'll need some more soil to redo the back area than I have on hand since I redid the 120 Gallon last week.



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