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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-07-2014, 09:40 PM Thread Starter
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17G Buce Tank Evolution

First tank, started simple, then got hooked on bucephalandra like so many here.

5/6 update (A R Mini added):


5/4 update:




4/1 initial setup:


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post #2 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-07-2014, 09:49 PM
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Not bad at all for your first time! Also great job on going/getting the right equipment the first time around. That makes the whole experience a lot more pleasurable. Only thing thats bothering me a bit is how "flat" everything is. Maybe try to create more of a slope by adding more substrate to the back? Or maybe creating a valley by putting more substrate on the sides since you seem to be splitting the tank in two with those to rock stuctures. Just my thoughts, either way great start!
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Thanks, it started off with the substrate higher in the back, but as time went on it flattened out. Next time around I am going to need to add some foam or something at the back to support it.
I'm already working on the wife to get a few more tanks...I'm addicted!
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Went ahead and made a little bit of an incline. Pictures really don't show it well.


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I like it, this looks better.
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looks a lot better already!
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post #7 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-19-2014, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
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Some updated photos.








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post #8 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-19-2014, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
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Just got these in the mail. Excited!




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post #9 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-23-2014, 07:11 PM Thread Starter
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Added wood for some plants I have in the mail.
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post #10 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-23-2014, 08:31 PM
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nice.. which buces are they? look very healthy!
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post #11 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-26-2014, 08:35 PM Thread Starter
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Added 10 more buce to the tank today.
Brings the total to 18.

1 fake catherine
4 brownie blue
3 mystery
5 centipede
5 brownie phantom


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nice.. which buces are they? look very healthy!
The ones pictured were mystery buces, no idea exactly which they were.
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thinking about ripping those stems out from behind the rock, they just don't seem to belong. Replace with a dark and a green achilles?
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added 4 more buce this week, 2 Theia Type I and 2 blue green. I have some A. Reineckii 'mini' coming to fill in the center.

updated pic of the ever evolving scape.


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post #15 of 34 (permalink) Old 05-02-2014, 10:30 PM
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Never saw this one before! That looks great, i love the evolution of this scape. It has a very nice, clean look to it
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