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ophiophagus 11-16-2012 12:55 AM

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.

Tank: 12.5"x5.5"x5.5" model car display box from arts and crafts store
Light: 3watt LED clip light for now i may change it in the future

Flora:(what I can remember at least)
Selaginella sp.
Hygro sp.?
Lindernia rotundifolia variegated
Ludwigia arcuata x repens
Rotala macaranda green narrow leaf
Alternanthera reineckii
Lobelia cardinalis "Dwarf"
and i think one stem of Golden Nesea
Tiawan,willow,flame,nano,and X-mas moss

Wabi close up
And a couple overhead shots

AwkwardShrimp 11-16-2012 01:54 AM

one word, amazing

R.sok 11-16-2012 03:01 AM

I like it! adding any frogs?

andrewss 11-16-2012 04:16 AM

very nice :D

ophiophagus 11-16-2012 06:15 PM


Originally Posted by AwkwardShrimp (Post 2080175)
one word, amazing


Originally Posted by andrewss (Post 2080362)
very nice :D

Thank you both very much


Originally Posted by R.sok (Post 2080269)
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

JunJunJenn 11-17-2012 01:33 AM

This is really neat!

GMYukonon24s 11-24-2012 06:54 PM

Nice setup!

ophiophagus 11-30-2012 01:34 AM


Originally Posted by JunJunJenn (Post 2081327)
This is really neat!


Originally Posted by GMYukonon24s (Post 2088187)
Nice setup!

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.

ophiophagus 11-30-2012 01:48 AM

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

ophiophagus 11-30-2012 02:23 PM

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

ophiophagus 12-11-2012 12:08 AM

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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