Ethan's Wabi Kusa Attempts - Page 2
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > General Planted Tank Forums > Tank Journals


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-19-2014, 05:46 PM   #16
thebuddha
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
thebuddha's Avatar
 
PTrader: (25/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: NW Indiana
Posts: 621
Default

very cool! love the tall bowl
thebuddha is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-19-2014, 11:18 PM   #17
ChemGuyEthan
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
ChemGuyEthan's Avatar
 
PTrader: (14/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Southern California
Posts: 416
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by thebuddha View Post
very cool! love the tall bowl
Thanks! I like the tall one too, that's why it's ending up on my desk at work. Hopefully the lamp won't be too annoying to have on the desk with it...
__________________
Corner tank
25L Fluval Chi: Buce and Shrimp
12 gallon long
Wabi Kusa Attempts
You can never have too many tanks...just too little time.
ChemGuyEthan is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-22-2014, 03:11 AM   #18
Dan110024
Algae Grower
 
Dan110024's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Posts: 105
Default

I think I know where my left over trimmings are going to go haha
Dan110024 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-22-2014, 04:42 AM   #19
ChemGuyEthan
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
ChemGuyEthan's Avatar
 
PTrader: (14/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Southern California
Posts: 416
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dan110024 View Post
I think I know where my left over trimmings are going to go haha
Yeah, you should try it! I'm doing a big trim in my large tank this weekend, so I'll probably be setting up the 4th of these things. This one might be an actual wabi kusa, with the ball and everything, instead of just an emmersed-like setup.
__________________
Corner tank
25L Fluval Chi: Buce and Shrimp
12 gallon long
Wabi Kusa Attempts
You can never have too many tanks...just too little time.
ChemGuyEthan is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-22-2014, 01:38 PM   #20
Tributary
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 44
Default

This is really neat. Way to go!

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I997 using Tapatalk 2
__________________
Tributary is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-22-2014, 09:46 PM   #21
ChemGuyEthan
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
ChemGuyEthan's Avatar
 
PTrader: (14/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Southern California
Posts: 416
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tributary View Post
This is really neat. Way to go!

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I997 using Tapatalk 2
Thanks!
__________________
Corner tank
25L Fluval Chi: Buce and Shrimp
12 gallon long
Wabi Kusa Attempts
You can never have too many tanks...just too little time.
ChemGuyEthan is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-27-2014, 09:35 PM   #22
Carrie.a.gordon
Algae Grower
 
Carrie.a.gordon's Avatar
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Glendora, nj
Posts: 136
Default

Awesome! Now I have something new to try to do.
Carrie.a.gordon is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-28-2014, 12:47 AM   #23
ChemGuyEthan
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
ChemGuyEthan's Avatar
 
PTrader: (14/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Southern California
Posts: 416
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Carrie.a.gordon View Post
Awesome! Now I have something new to try to do.
Yeah, give it a shot! I've enjoyed watching them grow!

The proserpinaca is flowering like crazy! It's got little buds shooting out all up and down the stem! It's awesome getting to see the growth, much faster than submersed, IMO.
__________________
Corner tank
25L Fluval Chi: Buce and Shrimp
12 gallon long
Wabi Kusa Attempts
You can never have too many tanks...just too little time.
ChemGuyEthan is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-31-2014, 06:10 AM   #24
ChemGuyEthan
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
ChemGuyEthan's Avatar
 
PTrader: (14/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Southern California
Posts: 416
Default

Got the large bowl moved onto my desk at work today! Looking pretty good! We'll see what my boss has to say about it on Monday, haha.

Please ignore the stack of papers...

__________________
Corner tank
25L Fluval Chi: Buce and Shrimp
12 gallon long
Wabi Kusa Attempts
You can never have too many tanks...just too little time.
ChemGuyEthan is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-31-2014, 09:42 AM   #25
Raymond S.
Planted Tank Guru
 
Raymond S.'s Avatar
 
PTrader: (4/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Hot Springs Ar. 71901
Posts: 3,123
Default

As you know, it boils down to...if they have a reason...then they need an excuse.
I have had human bosses, but most have been normal ones...LOL...
I could picture myself sayig to an employee...
A pesonal decoration(depending on the kind) to me means that you are comfortable in your job. A good all around sign. Looks great. But I just would like to mention that I will be more than pleased as long as the garden doesn't become a farm."
But that would make me human and I guess that's why I'm not a boss...LOL...
__________________
The shortest distance between any two points is a straight line...in the opposite direction...
Raymond S. is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-31-2014, 05:54 PM   #26
ChemGuyEthan
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
ChemGuyEthan's Avatar
 
PTrader: (14/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Southern California
Posts: 416
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Raymond S. View Post
As you know, it boils down to...if they have a reason...then they need an excuse.
I have had human bosses, but most have been normal ones...LOL...
I could picture myself sayig to an employee...
A pesonal decoration(depending on the kind) to me means that you are comfortable in your job. A good all around sign. Looks great. But I just would like to mention that I will be more than pleased as long as the garden doesn't become a farm."
But that would make me human and I guess that's why I'm not a boss...LOL...
Hahaha, luckily my office is pretty cool. There are already several plants on other desks. Just none with a lamp above them, haha. My corner is way too dark though, that thing wouldn't make it.

My boss usually doesn't care about too much as long as it's not affecting other people's work. I mean, I have a bunch of cigar bands pinned on my desk too which he hasn't made me take down in 3 years now, so I think it'll be ok. Undoubtedly he will comment, haha, he's never the type to remain silent in situations like this. It's more his reaction I'm curious about.

So I guess he's...part human?
__________________
Corner tank
25L Fluval Chi: Buce and Shrimp
12 gallon long
Wabi Kusa Attempts
You can never have too many tanks...just too little time.
ChemGuyEthan is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-02-2014, 06:27 AM   #27
ChemGuyEthan
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
ChemGuyEthan's Avatar
 
PTrader: (14/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Southern California
Posts: 416
Default

Now, I'm sure many of you at home have been looking through this wonderful thread thinking, "How on Earth can he say 'wabi kusa' when he hasn't even made a true wabi kusa?!"

Fear not, I have heard your silent cries of discontent and logged them accordingly. And in due time, you will have your wabis.

Keep posted.
__________________
Corner tank
25L Fluval Chi: Buce and Shrimp
12 gallon long
Wabi Kusa Attempts
You can never have too many tanks...just too little time.
ChemGuyEthan is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-06-2014, 10:52 PM   #28
Zorfox
Wannabe Guru
 
Zorfox's Avatar
 
PTrader: (5/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Gainesville, FL
Posts: 1,550
Default

I like them! The fuzzy one could be water wisteria (Hygrophila difformis). The growth looks completely different emmersed. The new growth resembles submersed but later changes. The flowers will be purple.
Zorfox is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-06-2014, 11:09 PM   #29
ChemGuyEthan
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
ChemGuyEthan's Avatar
 
PTrader: (14/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Southern California
Posts: 416
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zorfox View Post
I like them! The fuzzy one could be water wisteria (Hygrophila difformis). The growth looks completely different emmersed. The new growth resembles submersed but later changes. The flowers will be purple.
You are correct! I didn't update that part, but I know now that the fuzzy one you refer to is hygrophila difformis sp variegated. The newest growth more shows the variegated leaves. That one hasn't flowered yet, but I hope it will!
__________________
Corner tank
25L Fluval Chi: Buce and Shrimp
12 gallon long
Wabi Kusa Attempts
You can never have too many tanks...just too little time.
ChemGuyEthan is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-09-2014, 11:51 PM   #30
ChemGuyEthan
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
ChemGuyEthan's Avatar
 
PTrader: (14/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Southern California
Posts: 416
Default Finally got around to it...

Ok everyone, finally got around to getting some true Wabi Kusa balls made! I did a pseudo progress with pictures...but once your hands get messy it's hard to keep taking photos, haha.

Before we start, I will update on the last emmersed, terrarium-like setup I did, it's grown in well but I just don't like the look... I used about half the plants here to put into the wabis and I'll figure out what to do with the rest... Anyway, here are the pictures of that before I tore it apart.





Anyway, now onto the real wabis!

For the balls I used some MGOP as a base, added some dry peat moss for more filler, added a little bit of sphagnum moss as filler, and finally some extra aquasoil.



Added water until it "squishes" when squeezed and retains its shape nicely.



I made 3 total, of different sizes, and initially wrapped them in sphagnum moss with tons of fishing line...



...But decided to strip that off and just use a huge hunk of java moss I had from when I tore down and revamped my 40 gallon. I know now why people don't really like java moss for driftwood applications...it's so stringy...but grown terrestrially, I think it looks fine.

And then I went to town stuffing stems in those bad boys!

Got various ludwigia, some limnophila, hygrophila, hydrocotyle, HC, s repens, some myrio (that I hope survives), and probably some more that I'm forgetting. Layed down some gravel in a glass cube and BAM!





I'll be moving them to separate containers, but I lost steam last night so I'll take care of that tonight. Hoping to put them in three different containers and different accent substrates.

Apologies for the delay in posting pictures, I've been quite busy as of late...

Thanks as always for looking and comments are welcome!
__________________
Corner tank
25L Fluval Chi: Buce and Shrimp
12 gallon long
Wabi Kusa Attempts
You can never have too many tanks...just too little time.
ChemGuyEthan is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 09:52 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012