Buce Island

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    So I’ve been looking a lot of well-known aqua scaped tanks for inspiration a few months back to incorporate into my starfire 45x30x 27 tank and the island experiment and the idea of an island caught my attention and decided to give it a go. The buce focal point added to the beauty 0f the scape and carpet of Monte Carlo around the island to highlight the island and give the scape a bit of contrast. It’s still a work in progress and constantly moving things around to try get the best look
     
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    nice tank, loving the scape.:cool::);):happy1:
     
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    Thank you

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    Very nice!

    20 questions time ;)

    What's the carpeting plant?

    What lights are you running?

    How did you attach the moss to the wood?

    I really love the variety of plants and your arrangement. Beautiful :)
     
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    Hi Norio


    The carepeting plant is monte carlo , very undemanding plant , carpets really quickly with minimal ferts, but ferts certainly help the growth and overall health of the plant. Running ZET lights for about 5 hrs a day , cut the light hours down as the buce dont particularly like the intense light.

    The moss is a combination of Fissidens and flame moss, fissidens is fairly difficult to attach , i find that either green thread works well as it hides the thread amongst the green , i opted to use Ista aquatic glue , works well with the fissidens , add a small dot and press onto the wood and it holds quite well, downside is the sometimes white glue patches which i just scrape off.
     
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    Awesome info, thanks! I'm getting Zetlights early 2018 so will hopefully be able to do a similar setup.

    Gorgeous!

    Thank you so much! I remember using thread in the past but it didn't look that nice. Aquatic glue sounds like a good idea.

    Thanks for all the info and good luck for TOTM :D
     
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    an update on my nano tank project, buce is catching on slowly [​IMG]

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    That is soooooo cool, clear you have the buce'ed touch.

    Love the growth and the over all layout, CO2 makes a huge difference.

    Later Ferdie
     
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    thanks ferdie, it's definitely coming along, hands are always in the tank tweaking the look. The CO2 definitely makes a big difference to the growth along with the occasional dosing,, just struggling with the yellowing of the leaves. The buce seem to be flowering alot more now which is great to see.

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    Yeah the yellow leaf thing does not seem to be the normal add iron, potassium, nitrogen calcium - pick the typical wisdom.

    I am suspecting it is growth / light intensity that is to fast / high, funny when I switched to the grow lights only and less fertz the yellowing stopped, and the growth slowed all down marginally.

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    I don't really dose alot besides the few squirts of scape complete, just to maintain a balance of the nutrients in the water, possibly to cut down on my light cycle a bit, as you said it could do alot with the light intensity as the buce that are closer to the light are ones that are yellowing, the lower ones seem to be doing well.

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