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orchidman 08-28-2012 05:00 AM

My Wabi Kusa
 
here are my Wabi Kusa. i made them about a week ago, so they are still adjusting and therefore are not looking their best.

i have three

#1
Eleocharis acicularis
Ludwigia palustris 'Red'
Persicaria 'Sao Paolo'
Glossostigma elatinioides

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8430/7...c3f33642_b.jpg
DSC_0015 (2).jpg by orchidman10, on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8303/7...bcb85149_b.jpg
DSC_0013 (2).jpg by orchidman10, on Flickr

#2
Eleocharis acicularis
Bacopa lanigera
mystery plant (left hand side, red stem, green leaves)
Pogostemon erectus
Glossostigma elatiniodes

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8426/7...19e19616_b.jpg
DSC_0012.jpg by orchidman10, on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8438/7...0f061a08_b.jpg
DSC_0011.jpg by orchidman10, on Flickr

#3
Glossostigma elatiniodes
Bacopa monnieri
Rotala rotundifolia 'Colorata'

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8285/7...4aceb6da_b.jpg
DSC_0008.jpg by orchidman10, on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8431/7...0a44b55c_b.jpg
DSC_0005.jpg by orchidman10, on Flickr

pweifan 12-05-2012 07:58 PM

Very nice! How are these looking now?

orchidman 12-05-2012 08:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pweifan (Post 2100452)
Very nice! How are these looking now?

alot better! there was a stage that i totally neglected them and all the plants died, except for the bacopa monnieri. so i put that one in an emersed tank i have and i replanted the other two. one has all DHG 'Belem' and the other has bacopa monnieri and lots glosso.

here is the bacopa monnieri one

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8341/8...67f3b627_c.jpg
DSC_0064.jpg by orchidman-10, on Flickr

Monster Fish 12-05-2012 08:38 PM

Very nice. May I ask what substrate(s) you used? I have a few emersed plants I want to try out for a wabi kusa.

orchidman 12-05-2012 08:44 PM

sure! is just 5A new zealand sphagnum moss wrapped tightly around a rock

Monster Fish 12-05-2012 08:45 PM

Ah cool. Do you use string to keep it together? Thanks!

orchidman 12-05-2012 08:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Monster Fish (Post 2100512)
Ah cool. Do you use string to keep it together? Thanks!

yeah! i secure it with monofilament fishing line. 5A new zealand sphagnum moss is the highest quality moss you can get, I have it for my orchids, the 5A has very long fibers, sometimes 8" long. the extra length really makes it easy to wrap the WK balls. but 3A NZ sphag would be fine im sure!

Monster Fish 12-05-2012 08:55 PM

Thanks. Any specific brands you recommend? I have some leftover NZ sphagnum moss for my carnivorous plants but I'm not sure of the quality.

orchidman 12-05-2012 09:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Monster Fish (Post 2100529)
Thanks. Any specific brands you recommend? I have some leftover NZ sphagnum moss for my carnivorous plants but I'm not sure of the quality.

if its NZ sphag for carnivorous plants, i think it would be alright. as far as i know, NZ sphag only really comes in 3 and 5A. i ordered mine online at calwest tropical supply. give it a try with what youve got! and if your feeling like it, you could add a root tab to the middle of the ball, i didnt because i dont have any, but it wouldnt hurt!

Monster Fish 12-05-2012 09:04 PM

Alright. Thanks a lot!

orchidman 12-05-2012 09:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Monster Fish (Post 2100533)
Alright. Thanks a lot!

make sure you post pics of it!!


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