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Old 09-13-2012, 01:55 AM   #16
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*IF* you were to have one? I think that means you need one and will be setting one up ASAP.

And on the sand front... if you end up creating other proof of concept setups, fancy ADA sand or some nice pool filter sand really would be an awesome idea to showcase WK.
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:42 PM   #17
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*IF* you were to have one? I think that means you need one and will be setting one up ASAP.

And on the sand front... if you end up creating other proof of concept setups, fancy ADA sand or some nice pool filter sand really would be an awesome idea to showcase WK.
Lol Jake, don't tempt me! Indeed as time goes on there will be plenty of new experiments and showcases of Wabi Kusa from That Wabi Kusa Guy. Just starting at the basics!
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Old 09-14-2012, 12:55 AM   #18
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Neat idea, what do you use for the bases of the wabi kusas?

Edit, should have read the comments more thoroughly. Cool, once they grow out some I think it'll look really good.
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Old 09-15-2012, 12:50 AM   #19
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One great thing that I just love about Wabi Kusa is the sheer speed of their growth. Here are a few shots of how it's coming along. To me, it's like bonsai, but faster. Because of the way they grow, you can predict what your display will look like. Here's how this one will play out.

1.) The HM ball on top will grow out and lusher, and cover the entire ball; then it will begin to drape down over the others.

2.) The mixed Bacopa sp. Wabi Kusa will grow both outwards and upwards. I'll trim it in a triangular fashion so the front is lower, the back higher, and it will lead your eyes into the other balls.

3.) The Ludwigia palustris 'red' (which is sort of hard to see now) will grow outwards and upwards, providing the display with a nice splash of red concentrated in the back right.

4.) The Hydrocotyle Japan will grow upwards in neat, flat layers like clouds. It'll look really neat.

So, here are the photos. I took the saran wrap off of the tank for the photos, but I'm still working on the acclimation. It's fine for 2-3 hours or so without any sort of cover right now, though.


The top of the display. You can see how the HM is already growing out, and fast.


If you look at the Ludwigia palustris 'red' ball, it's already shooting off in multiple places. In a week or so they'll be more visible.

And a couple of the actual setup. Wabi Kusa can really add a great splash of nature to any room.







Enjoy!
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Old 09-15-2012, 01:21 AM   #20
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Well, Kiran....I have to admit that you've changed my mind on Wabi Kusa! Very artistic the way you do it, and it never crossed my mind to layer it. Does the top portion dry out, though? Do you mist that part daily, or does it wick up moisture through the bottom portions in the water?
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Old 09-15-2012, 01:44 AM   #21
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Why do your threads always crash my tapatalk when I try to open one of your pics?

Anyway, cool setups. Fun little projects to keep you fresh. I'm planning a few of those too. When time allows.
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Old 09-15-2012, 01:51 AM   #22
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Well, Kiran....I have to admit that you've changed my mind on Wabi Kusa! Very artistic the way you do it, and it never crossed my mind to layer it. Does the top portion dry out, though? Do you mist that part daily, or does it wick up moisture through the bottom portions in the water?
Thanks, I'm glad to hear! It stays moist, I mist two or four times a day as needed.

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Why do your threads always crash my tapatalk when I try to open one of your pics?

Anyway, cool setups. Fun little projects to keep you fresh. I'm planning a few of those too. When time allows.
I'm sorry, my pics must be too large. Lol.

Thanks! I'd be glad to supply you!
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Old 09-15-2012, 01:54 AM   #23
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Dude... I've been waiting to see your pictures of those WK balls grown out. All I gotta say is S I C K!! Let's talk trades now .
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Dude... I've been waiting to see your pictures of those WK balls grown out. All I gotta say is S I C K!! Let's talk trades now .
Haha Nick! I've been making sure I could get something just right to show off first. Glad you like it!

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Thanks, I'm glad to hear! It stays moist, I mist two or four times a day as needed.



I'm sorry, my pics must be too large. Lol.

Thanks! I'd be glad to supply you. Pst... www.wkguy.com.
Ah no worries. I spend way to much time on my phone and not enough time creating! Cool site, good on you and good luck with the business. Thx for the offer but I'm going to try it myself ... For now.
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Old 09-15-2012, 11:30 AM   #26
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That's a great wabi kusa project. Andras Turdik has conducted an interview for Aquarist Magazine on Wabi Kusa and his photos are amazing!
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That's a great wabi kusa project. Andras Turdik has conducted an interview for Aquarist Magazine on Wabi Kusa and his photos are amazing!
That's very cool! Those are more of emmersed bowls, though, and not in fact Wabi Kusa. Wabi Kusa are grown around moss balls and not planted in substrate, but the terms are often used interchangeably.
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Old 09-16-2012, 03:40 AM   #28
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Does it matter if the sphagnum moss is alive or died? Any benefits to ethier?
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That's very cool! Those are more of emmersed bowls, though, and not in fact Wabi Kusa. Wabi Kusa are grown around moss balls and not planted in substrate, but the terms are often used interchangeably.
I disagree. Wabi kusa means chaos in nature in Japanese. Wabi kusa isn't specifically limited to balls of plants. It is supposed to have imperfections, which makes it look natural.
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I disagree. Wabi kusa means chaos in nature in Japanese. Wabi kusa isn't specifically limited to balls of plants. It is supposed to have imperfections, which makes it look natural.
The literal definition, yes (which doesn't actually exist, it's more of a paraphrasing). But the definition in the hobby of Wabi Kusa is a ball of emmersed grown plants. I know where you're coming from, as I thought the same thing not too long ago. Do some looking around, though, and you'll find what I'm saying is true
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