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70 Buce tank update

Discussion in 'Aquascaping' started by Tom Barr, Nov 23, 2014.

  1. Tom Barr

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    This is one of the more "nature style" influenced tanks I've done recently.
     
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    Tom what did you do to get the Buce to anchor in the substrate? When I do something similar with anubias, I usually tie it down to a small lava rock and bury it. Works for me. Just curious if there are other methods.
     
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    Same as any plant.
     
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    I like this one ....
    Its very natural style...

    Take more pictures from the tank... :D

    In 3-4 years maybe i can find those plants here. :confused:
    Tom why the most members use a sub for filter?
    Here no one use a sub for planted aquarium...
     
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    A sub? you mean a wet/dry filter, or a sump?

    Easier to keep and care for.
    Provides better O2 ppm's.
    No surface scum, nothing else inside the aquarium, no evaporation lines or water loss inside the tank.
    I clean the sump sponge maybe once every 3-6 months and that's very easy to do.

    Otherwise, it does not need cleaning.

    Some prefilter screen/sponges catch the leaves etc, but those are real easy to squeeze and return to service(maybe 5 seconds).
    Cost roughly the same as a decent canister filter.
     
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    I think its the same sump and wet dry.
    Provides more ο2 but require more co2. :D
    i clean canister every 2- 3 months , i change only the filterwool.
    Its good to use a sump , but you need more electric power for the pump....
     
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    CO2 is cheap and if you have everything sealed you don't lose a lot.

    I doubt there is much difference in the amps a canister vs. sump pump draws. Each has to move the water the same distance/head pressure.




    Anyways the buces are looking great!
     
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    No, not much more, much harder to add O2 than to add CO2 also.
    We measured this years ago and 3 people all independently found that it did not degas when correctly set up.

    When people do not set them up correctly?
    Well...........

    I do not use much power for the return pumps, internal pumps run pretty cheap and for the larger tanks, canisters become impractical. Amano and ADA use them. ADG uses them. I use them.
    We all use them independent of what everyone else was doing.
     
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    I havent try the sumps, to know...
    I try like yours setup the co2 , but the co2 its not stable, the regulators is cheap, buy it from ebay .
    All my tanks i run the co2 continious, its more stable (for the regulator i have).
    I dont know how ada and amano tanks works... :p
    If i make a biger tank like yours i ll try it.
    Tom i dont want to destroy your thread, you can delete all above i wrote.
    Add more picture of this nature tank...
     
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    That is absolutely stunning,..I assume you use the standard EI form for dosing? I agree with the above poster, more pictures..
     
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