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Wabi display box and friends updated

I've been messing aroung with making "wabi kusa" balls for awhile now with pretty good success. So I picked one out. Grabbed and some small pieces of driftwood,moss,and a display box I had sitting around, And created this display. It's been growing for a little over a month and doing very well. I'm a little proud Although I just noticed a small amount of mold when I took these pics. I think I just need to vent the lid a little to fix that. I have indoors so it's covered. The wabi ball is the part with the stems growing out. And it's surrounded by driftwood that is covered with mosses,riccia,and pelia. Let me know what you guys think.

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Selaginella sp.
Hygro sp.?
Lindernia rotundifolia variegated
Ludwigia arcuata x repens
Rotala macaranda green narrow leaf
Alternanthera reineckii
Lobelia cardinalis "Dwarf"
DHG
and i think one stem of Golden Nesea
Tiawan,willow,flame,nano,and X-mas moss
Riccia
Subwassertang

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Wabi close up

And a couple overhead shots


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one word, amazing
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I like it! adding any frogs?
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I like it! adding any frogs?
I don't plan on adding any fauna for two reasons. 1: it's not really enough space for anything really 2: I don't want anything stomping on my plants
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This is really neat!
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Thank you both. Here are some updated pics. I trimmed a couple tall stems of the wabi and added a few small Hygrophila pinnatifida. Most of the moss had adjusted to being grown emersed and are looking great. I also noticed a few of the tiny microswords that I had forgotten about taking root on the driftwood. This thing just keeps looking better and better IMHO. The only thing I want to change is the box. The clarity of this plastic really sucks. I'm going to get a glass box eventually.




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I'm going to start adding pic of some of my other wabi/emersed projects into this thread as well. And this is one of them. I had this little plastic box (5"x2.5"x2.5") of emersed stuff that I started awhile ago. It has about a half inch of activflora substrate in it, and I just put a bunch of extra mosses and tiny clippings I had in it. And, somewhat to my surprise, everything but the DHG is doing really well. There's riccia, subwassertang,flame moss,Taiwan moss,willow moss,DHG,S.repens,Hydrocotyle sp. Japan, and very small clippings of lindernia rotundifolia variegated,Lobelia cardinalis "Dwarf",and I think a couple different rotala. Again I wish the clarity of the plastic box wasn't so crappy but oh well




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Here's a few oldish pics of the first wabi I made. It's about the size of a fist. Lesson learned from this one was that it has been almost completely taken over by moss. I'll take new pics soon




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I did another small trim on the wabi box but my camera batteries are dead so I'll post new pics when I get some new ones. Any comments?
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