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  1. GreenNeedle

    Shattered Tree Mk II

    Not sure if I am allowed to say as not sure they are a sponsor but most of the Buces came from one seller on ebay.
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    Shattered Tree Mk II

    OK, All Buces are in. Some already showing some melt. Worst melt is the Mini Black Carpet where several of the stones have completely melted. Time will tell if they will recover. Some Stones are doing better than others. Photo overload here but just the new ones, not the ones I previously...
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    Shattered Tree Mk II

    Another revised plan because I ended up buying a few more Buces after the previous one. Will try and take some photos later on. These plans are as much for me to remember which is which as anything. Can't promise this will be the final plan although I will wait to see how these grow: 1 -...
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    Shattered Tree Mk II

    So far I have received the H Vesuvius, Buce Catherine mini, Buce mini Black Carpet and Buce Red Mini. The latter were all "in vitro" pots, but not Tropica, and these are all now in the tank so I thought I would try and take some close ups. Firstly for fans of Louis the greyhound who used to...
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    Shattered Tree Mk II

    The DHG and Bolbitus has now been stripped out plus the narrow/needle fern (mixed) has been thinned out substantially. I also took it out of the centre front as it was distracting. The whole scape has lightened up so much with the pruning and has left me a frame for the Buces to take centre...
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    Shattered Tree Mk II

    So the tale of this tank so far is my usual loss of interest after a while. This has been without CO2 since sometime around Feb/March 2020 so nearly a year. In that time it has had minimal water changes (when I can be bothered) which at times has been 3 or 4 months between. Each time has had...
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    my fake 45p and 45f hobby return.

    We became re-interested at the same time Garuf :D Will watch with interest because I had in mind to try Buce in my main tank if I can remove enough overgrowing Bolbitus to give it a chance.
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    Episode 3: A new scape

    This journal has been (to date) a thoroughly entertaining read and a joy to see the enthusiasm of someone not trying to go all guns blazing from the get go. Which can be quite uninteresting both when it fails spectacularly or it succeeds immediately and a new "star" is born. Love the evolution...
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    Shattered Tree Mk II

    I'm going to update this at some point this week. Yes it is still going. Currently CO2 and heater free and is approaching re-stocking time as the Cardinals are starting to die off due to old age. Currently 11 left.
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    Shattered Tree Mk II

    Just to update. The LED luminaire has been ditched. I couldn't be bothered to do the soldering and had fallen for the "industrial" style lights so...........the base of the floorstanders has been removed and they are now attached to the back of the cabinet. Next water change I am going to...
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    Shattered Tree Mk II

    No we are going dogless at least for the foreseeable future :) I'll see how the growing goes with 3 (already ordered them. lol) and if needed I'll get some higher W bulbs for them.
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    Shattered Tree Mk II

    £12 for the lamps. They didn't come with bulbs. I put these in them. £10 for 2: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10-8-1x-R63-R80-LED-Reflector-8W-10W-E27-ES-Spot-Light-Bulbs-65W-75W-Replacement/292583473876?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=591390662267&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
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    Shattered Tree Mk II

    p.s. pre-empting the question, these floorstanders have 8W LED "reflector" bulbs @ 5500K in them :) The floorstanders themselves are from IKEA and are about £12 each. Very cheap :)
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    Shattered Tree Mk II

    OK new camera and some new pictures although not the way I was intending! The LED Luminaire went out last night. Probably just one LED burnt out so I put a couple of floorstanders over the tank while I find some time to problem solve and resolder a new LED in. I quite like these lights though...
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    Shattered Tree Mk II

    New camera has no internal memory and needs an SD card :( Old camera used an XD card so I am waiting on an SD card to be delivered. Should be here before Monday.
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