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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-01-2014, 06:06 AM Thread Starter
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Video of the start of the 70 Gallon Buce tank

This is pretty much what I'm going to stick with for the next few months.
I tried various fore grounds, but Riccardia infest everything too much that I wanted to grow. Buces themselves are not an issue though and they can handle the lower light under the top overgrowth and branches better. And it is.........a Buce tank after all.

I did add a wider light, an ATI 8x 39W fixture, but run at 50% for 6 hours, and a 0-50% 1 hour ramp up and down at either end.

This gives a better spread.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyHr...xuqwvvsjxcqg04

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Very nice tank "Bubba Bumpkin". Like the tetras too. Perfect for that tank.

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That wood is fantastic. Really like those B sidthimunkii too. Great choice.
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Takashi Ammano would be proud of that tank...open top makes me nervous though!
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It is much more a nature style tank, but that's one of the goals for this one also.

Less work, slow growth, wise choice of plants, nature style hardscape, plant and then wait for the plants to grow in nicely.

Many folks tend to be too scared of BBA and perhaps rightly so with Buce and Anubias, but I have little issues in this tank. But.if I take those same plants and put them in some areas in another higher light stem tank, they tend to get a bit more algae. I can mitigate that with Excel dosing, but I prefer not to use Excel.

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looks great. love the driftwood, wish I could find some of that down here not in a nature reserve.
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"Bubba Bumpkin" *sniggers. haa but that is hell lot of buces. Rarely see them integrated well into scapes, but here en masse they form a nice texture. Reminds me of Jurassic park though

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I particularly like the fact that the really nice driftwood isn't obscured by plants, rather it's emphasized. I don't see that very often.
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The woodscaping in this tank is really stunning! Starting around the 50 second mark, the feeling of space and dimension is pretty damn awesome. Plants look fantastic too, but that's a given in your tanks.
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spectacular as always

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I particularly like the fact that the really nice driftwood isn't obscured by plants, rather it's emphasized. I don't see that very often.
Well, frankly, that needs more work. the plants will attach a bit more, then I an thin and trim them easier, right now, if I touch much, they fall off etc.

A well groomed tank will highlight both the plants and wood, right now, a lot of things are piled on top.

that will change with time, as I've done this already with the last scape in this tank.

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Love it! How many different types if Buce are in there?
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Nice tank, how do you manage to remeber the names of each buce?! Since their all scattered throughout the tank
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Tom drank the Buce Kool-Aid!

That really is the *perfect* driftwood for that setup! Looks awesome.

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Tom drank the Buce Kool-Aid!



That really is the *perfect* driftwood for that setup! Looks awesome.

He always has the perfect driftwood. He made a pact with the driftwood devil years ago.
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