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8.6g Low tech buce tank

Just set up a small tank for my bedroom.. first time really doing a nano. Going to be keeping yellow neocaridinas in here...maybe some ramshorn snails as well

ADA 60F(24" x 12" x 7")

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- Peacock Moss
- Buce(Blue velvet)
- Buce(Biblis blue)
- Buce(Brownie Phantom)
- Buce(Brownie Ghost)
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This is awesome. No other way to describe it. Must've taken a while to stick all the Bucephalandras down though. This is gonna get really good once they all start exhibiting their crazy colours.
No fish? You could go with a Boraras species and stick to a Borneo theme.


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This is awesome. No other way to describe it. Must've taken a while to stick all the Bucephalandras down though. This is gonna get really good once they all start exhibiting their crazy colours.
No fish? You could go with a Boraras species and stick to a Borneo theme.


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Thanks. Yes most of the buces(except for the phantom) are supposed to become blue/purple. Can't wait until they start developing. I don't think I'll be keeping fish in there... the tank is only 8.6g empty and with all the hardscape probably much less than that.


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This is one of those times that I wish the pictures could get bigger. My screen size sucks at work lol
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Thanks. Yes most of the buces(except for the phantom) are supposed to become blue/purple. Can't wait until they start developing. I don't think I'll be keeping fish in there... the tank is only 8.6g empty and with all the hardscape probably much less than that.
Fair enough, but with nano fish like Boraras species that may be adequate, especially since it's a tank with shallow dimensions so they have lots of horizontal swim space. Then again it's up to you and if you don't feel comfortable with it that is fair enough.


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What did you use to keep the buces to the substrate?
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What did you use to keep the buces to the substrate?
I just planted them like any other. I tried keeping most of the rhizome above substrate, and planted the roots. Supposedly both anubias and bucephalandra grow even faster when rooted into fertile substrate..so we will see. I have some biblis blue that is both rooted into the aquasoil and some that is attached to lava rock. I'll compare growth after several months.


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I just planted them like any other. I tried keeping most of the rhizome above substrate, and planted the roots. Supposedly both anubias and bucephalandra grow even faster when rooted into fertile substrate..so we will see. I have some biblis blue that is both rooted into the aquasoil and some that is attached to lava rock. I'll compare growth after several months.
I see.. I asked because I wanted to know what method you use. Mine I used 1 ceramic media under the rhizome and tied the roots to it the buried it to the substrate leaving the rhizome exposed. =)
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Never seen a tank like this! the lighting and the hardscape are extravagant.
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I see.. I asked because I wanted to know what method you use. Mine I used 1 ceramic media under the rhizome and tied the roots to it the buried it to the substrate leaving the rhizome exposed. =)
I would have done something similar but this tank is so small. No room for all that ceramic haha. The front of the tank is only 1" of substrate?
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Very nice,looks awesome...
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That's amazing, may I ask where you got your buce from and how tall those han light risers are?
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That's amazing, may I ask where you got your buce from and how tall those han light risers are?
Thanks. I got the buce from Han as well. The risers are 6" tall..but I may end up switching them out for 5" risers later on to use the 6" on another tank.
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I would have done something similar but this tank is so small. No room for all that ceramic haha. The front of the tank is only 1" of substrate?
What kind of buce are those in the front? I like the red rhizome (I think...) or leaves..
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What kind of buce are those in the front? I like the red rhizome (I think...) or leaves..
The ones in the very front are blue velvet. The ones in the ends and middle just before the lava rocks start are blue biblis. Both with red stems.
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