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post #31 of 57 (permalink) Old 03-03-2013, 07:18 PM
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I saw some 'full spectrum' CFLs at the hydroponics store so I think I'll give those a try. 23W 6400k bulbs by Sunblaster I believe.
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Please post links to your pictures if/when you put them up!
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post #33 of 57 (permalink) Old 03-06-2013, 01:58 PM Thread Starter
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I took down the big wabi kusa last night I used most of the plants on the newest one I had put together. I'll post updated pictures tonight.
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I'm a bit late in posting these updates. I had to make some changes due to the kids' allergies. I took apart the 4th wabi and removed the grass (Lilaeopsis brasiliensis and Eliocharis sp) from the rest.

First wabi (click the link to see the stop motion video. I've updated the video to combine all the photos to date.):




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* Removed the Lilaeopsis brasiliensis

Second wabi:



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* Removed the Eliocharis sp and the terrestrial plant and replaced it with Marsilea quadrifolia. The Marsilea is just sending up new stems. I've actually found a few aphids in here I keep removing them when I see them, so I'm hoping I can keep ahead of them breeding. I'm guessing it's due to the fact that some of the original plants were terrestrial when they were gathered.

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* I added the UG, Ludwigia arcuata and Persica sp 'Kawagoeanum' from the wabi I took down. This has become my favorite wabi because it's just so beautifully green with a few splashes of color.
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post #35 of 57 (permalink) Old 03-18-2013, 12:34 AM
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woah! i love the 3rd one!!! great job man

i love time lapses with growing stuff - you're documenting life!
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Fantastic job, Scott! I love 'em!!! You could try just picking them off with your fingers, or taking a QTip with rubbing alcohol and gently dabbing them with that. I have them in my set up. They're annoying, but provide a nice live food for my fish. My Microdevario go bonkers for them!
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I never thought of using them as live food... I'm gonna have to give that a shot.
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woah! i love the 3rd one!!! great job man

i love time lapses with growing stuff - you're documenting life!
Thank you! The time lapse stuff is just so cool in general. I'm really glad this one is starting to turn out.
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Oh wow, so green! Can't wait until mine looks like that. Love the carpet on the third one, it looks like a tiny little jungle.
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post #40 of 57 (permalink) Old 03-18-2013, 03:23 AM
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The third one is awesome
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Thanks for the encouraging words

The funny thing about the third one is I felt it was "cheating" somehow to use the gravel as well as the wabi ball itself. As soon as I was done adding the UG, I knew it was the way to go. I'm really glad it turned out so well.
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Great work!
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The Hydrocotyle sp. flowered! It's in an awkward spot photograph, but I did my best (I lack both skills and a good camera).



The Hygrophila sp. in the same wabi is about to flower. I took a picture anyway because my daughter is taking this camera with her for spring break. It really didn't turn out though.
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Wabi #3 is great!
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post #45 of 57 (permalink) Old 03-19-2013, 01:23 AM
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Will you sell the UG when you have enough?

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