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Old 03-22-2014, 01:32 AM   #1 
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Buce 3 gallon - Not a betta tank

Started a new nano for some BVS shrimp. I got a box full of buce and crypts in the mail this week and this driftwood just called for the buce. If you don't own a buce, you should. There is absolutely NO explaining or taking a picture of the amazing color on these plants. I only hope I can care for them as well as they deserve. Quickly jumped to the top of my favorite plants.

Still deciding on a permanent light for the tank, the tank came with a saltwater lightbulb so have to find a replacement for it. Please don't ask about the tank - NO endorsements will be given to the company that made it, even took the sticker off the front of the tank to avoid advertisements. It's a beautiful design with subpar silicone and horrible, awful customer service.

Plants - 6 buce plants of various species - these are new and I don't know all the species names yet, Need to find those out - 1 is a "Brownie Ghost" that was a complete and total present from the person that sent the package to me.
3 or 4 tiny crypt babies that are growing out so I don't lose them in another tank. Red mettalic affinis and Nurii Mutated.
Narrow leaf java fern
Mayaca
Unknown narrow leaf crypt
Rotala Mexican something - growing out from some that melted badly when shipped in a trade. Hopefully they continue to recover. Out of 20+ stems these are the only ones that survived.
Moss (my favorite)which I don't know the name of, vaguely looks like weeping moss on the fronds sandwiched inbetween 2 pieces of mesh and attached to the back of the tank with poster borders. I got this moss in a trade, tiny, tiny pieces that have since grown out like crazy and turned into a beautiful moss.

It needs a carpet plant but all I have are dwarf sag and s. repens which both will get to tall. Maybe will look into a e. hydropiper or monte carlo or something small along those lines for the front.

Will house Blue velvet shrimp and Blue Ramshorns and probably a few purple mystery snail babies. And possibly a few Malawa shrimp in the future.




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Old 03-22-2014, 12:27 PM   #2 
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I LOVE that driftwood! I haven't heard of Buce before. How big does it get? I am assuming not very because you have it in a nano. That light almost looks light a fluval florescent. I was considering a fluval florescent for one of my 2.6 gal but figured it was too long for it, I didn't think of putting it kitty corner like that! I got a aquatop nano type p led light instead. Your tank is lovely!
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Old 03-22-2014, 02:15 PM   #3 
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pretty!
You should meet the TFK buce fanatic, BWG sometime. There's some awesome pics of flowering buce in his diary here >>
http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/o...itions-246585/

I hope they will grow beautifully for you!
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Old 03-22-2014, 09:25 PM   #4 
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You should meet the TFK buce fanatic, BWG sometime. There's some awesome pics of flowering buce in his diary here >>
http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/o...itions-246585/

I hope they will grow beautifully for you!
Thanks for that link, I spent most of the afternoon reading that journal. I'm literally green with envy over his collection right now :)
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I own a few buces myself. It's super important to know which plants are which. If you forget which type you have, you can potentially throw your money away. A $25 plant can easily become a $6 one if you cannot recall the type. Have fun with the brownie ghost-- by far my favorite species. Seems to stay small but the leaves turn dark purple to almost black under optimal conditions
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I own a few buces myself. It's super important to know which plants are which. If you forget which type you have, you can potentially throw your money away. A $25 plant can easily become a $6 one if you cannot recall the type. Have fun with the brownie ghost-- by far my favorite species. Seems to stay small but the leaves turn dark purple to almost black under optimal conditions
It's to late for all that. I never knew the names when I got them. I am not even 100% sure which is the brownie ghost. However, I can send pictures to the guy I got them from and ask the names if I ever need to.

These were for me. My personal first venture into buce plants. I won't be selling these for a long, long time, if ever.
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I would try to at least id the brownie ghost-- that one is a high demand plant amongst the buces. Here's mine for reference:



Best of luck id'ing them!
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ooohh pretty pic!
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Moved the BVS into their new home and got some pumpkin shrimp for another tank, along with 2 longfinned baby bristlenose plecos.
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More pictures please :P
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