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I decided to start my own trip with Wabi Kusa several weeks ago. I didn't start them myself, but rather I purchased them off a member who was ready to part with them. He took amazing care to ship them and they were in amazing condition!

I'm now looking to make them my own. First think I'll be doing is adding some fluorite to the bowls.

I haven't cleaned the bowls up yet lol. Please forgive me.

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I'll be misting them several times a day.

The light is a 60W 5000k bulb. It looks more yellow than it is because of the green walls.

It actually looks white to my eyes.

I'll keep this posted with updates!

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What are the wabi kusa balls made from? I wanted to try but still deciding on just using moss and pebbles or use some sort of fertilizer mud mix.
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What are the wabi kusa balls made from? I wanted to try but still deciding on just using moss and pebbles or use some sort of fertilizer mud mix.
Mailable clay balls as a core, sphagnum moss wrapped around it.

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Do u still need cover it or mist 2 times per weeks?
Nope, these have been acclimated to lower humidity. They do not need 100% any longer.

2 mists per day, one large mist in the morning, is what I was recommended to do.

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Awesome new adventure Mark, it will be cool to see these develop. I've got a hankering for a wabi sometime in the future.

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Awesome new adventure Mark, it will be cool to see these develop. I've got a hankering for a wabi sometime in the future.
Appreciate it! I'm unsure of where they'll go, but I'm excited.

Eventually I'd like to start one on my own, but this is a great learning experience lol.

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Good luck with these! They are essentially the same setup as mine and the 2x mist per day is what I've been doing as well. We are REALLY dry here too. I do fill up the bottom sometimes to the level of the flourite and I think that helps for the times I forget to mist.
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Ouch, the shipping really did hurt them a bit, didn't it? I'll be eagerly watching to see what you do with them. That's a great light. You should have great results.
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Thanks guys!!!!

Scott, I'll get back to you on the ferts. I'm going to triple check I can't find them. Baffles me they're missing.

Yup. Shipping did a number. Not to mention my postal services guy sees fragile and asks himself.. "Darrr.. Wish I cud reed gud.." So. I'm not shocked.

I'll keep this posted. I can't wait to see some improvements

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Would love if you can do a tutorial as to how you have done this.
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Would love if you can do a tutorial as to how you have done this.
Hmm I will put together some materials to help thanks.

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Hmm I will put together some materials to help thanks.
That would be awesome! I am so read to make this as a center piece for our living room table for the new apartment
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That would be awesome! I am so read to make this as a center piece for our living room table for the new apartment
+1 I am thinking of starting a wabi-kusa from scratch with this bowl:



Sounds like you just need a ball of clay, covered with sphagnum moss, covered with some dirt, and them some plant clippings. But your tutorial should be much more helpful!
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