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Old 08-28-2012, 05:00 AM   #1
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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

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


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


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Glossostigma elatiniodes
Bacopa monnieri
Rotala rotundifolia 'Colorata'


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Old 12-05-2012, 07:58 PM   #2
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Very nice! How are these looking now?
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:09 PM   #3
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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


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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.
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sure! is just 5A new zealand sphagnum moss wrapped tightly around a rock
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Ah cool. Do you use string to keep it together? Thanks!
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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!
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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.
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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!
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Alright. Thanks a lot!
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Alright. Thanks a lot!
make sure you post pics of it!!
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