Blue Neo's buce garden

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  1. Steve Buce

    Steve Buce Member

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    My blue neo's buce garden

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    This tank is home to my colony of blue dream neocaridina shrimp, only other critters in there are 2 red nerite snails and a load of malaysian trumpet snails. Its mainly planted with various types of buce cuttfings from my yellow sakura tank, i also added a patch of willow moss, some anubias and a pteridophyta "niah" which is only starting to show growth after months in the tank, most recent plant added is a tissue culture pot of H.pinnatifida
    No fish at the moment, id like to add some rasboras axelrodi blue, if i ever find any!
    The buces were glued to the spiderwood and planted into the substrate at the front.
    The water has a slight tint to it, as i always have various leaves and alder cones in there for the shrimp to graze on and as some extra cover for the smaller shrimps

    Its dosed weekly with tropica premium

    Equipment...
    Dennerle 35litre scapers tank
    2 x aquael leddy plant leds
    Jbl cristalprofi m greenline mattenfilter (with ceramic rings added inside)
    Aquael Easy Heater 50W

    Decor....
    Black river pebbles
    Spiderwood
    Unipac river sand?

    Sorry for the shoddy ipad pics, ill try and get some better ones
     
  2. Aqua360

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    Stunning, I've also been looking at the scapers 35...these images are a bad influence
     
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  3. akwarium

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    lovely tank and shrimp!

    Sundadanio axelrodi are stunning little fish, but need very soft and acidic water, so maybe not the best tank mates for your shrimp..
     
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  4. Steve Buce

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    Thanks for the heads up, definitely not soft acidic water in leicester
     
  5. Steve Buce

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    List of buce in tank..

    Kedagang-aquasabi
    Green velvet-aquafleur
    Wavy green-tropica
    Deep purple-aquasabi
    biblis-aquafleur
    Thea green- aquafleur
    Red-tropica
    Deep red- ebay

    Got a broad leaf sp. to add to the tank

    Theres more to add, when i find the bit of paper i wrote them down on :banghead:
     
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  6. rebel

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    I think you should get a light (or mod) that highlights the blues of the neos and the buce. Add some 450nm LEDs to your light perhaps.
     
  7. Steve Buce

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    Quick update...
    Shrimp population has increased, lots of babies, so removed most of the nerites to increase the amount of algal and biofilm growth pn the pebbles and increased dosing of bacter ae
    Removed most of the moss, put in some anubias from another tank to fill in for now
    Buces have grown well and are filling in nicely.

    :( h.pinna... Looks a bit holey though, will post an updated pic tom
     
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  8. Steve Buce

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    Full tank shot, usual shoddy camerawork image.jpeg
     

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  9. Steve Buce

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    Lots of baby shrimp image.jpeg Buces filling in nicely image.jpeg
     
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    Looks nice mate
     
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  11. Sarpijk

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    Nice one Steve! Do you put in any ferts?
     
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  12. Steve Buce

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    Only tropica premium on a weekly basis
     
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  13. Steve Buce

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    image.jpeg Some of the blue dream "culls", good colouring, but more of a rilli/camo pattern
    Im trying to get a more solid colour, so its time to start separating out

    If anyone is interested in buying some of these let me know
     

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  14. Steve Buce

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    Updated pics of some blue dream
     
  15. Jayefc1

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    There looking loads stronger in colour mate
     
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    Wow that's a lot of buce, I can only dream. Plus beautiful blue shrimp, makes me green as I can't keep shrimp alive for more than a week...
     
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    RainstormZA why cant you keep shrimp alive mate what you doing as they are one of the easiest critters to keep IMO
    cheers
    Jay
     
  18. Steve Buce

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    Looks amazing mate
    Cheers
    Jay
     
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  20. Matt @ ScapeEasy

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    I'm feeling inspired... I may have to use this as inspiration for a rescape of my dwarf puffer tank...
     
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