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Kiran's personal Wabi Kusa display

A lot of people have wanted to see my own Wabi Kusa. A lot of them I've been only keeping for a few weeks to grow out before letting them go, but I'm now going to start a dedicated journal for one. This one is right next to my ADA Mini S currently.

I'll explain what I started with and how I set it up.


I started with one of my Wabi Kusa, one of my Wabi Kusa glasses, some sand (not shown, sorry ), some fert caps I had laying around, and a little HC for effect.


I took one root cap and split it open. I emptied the contents into the bowl.


Then I filled the bowl with a little water. It's about 1" worth.


Next I placed the sand carefully on the bottom of the bowl, making sure I covered all the fertilizer.


Of course, you don't need this step but I did it just to see how it works out. I had some HC that I placed on the sand (below where the Wabi Kusa will sit).


The all-important Wabi Kusa was selected. It was placed carefully in the bowl on top of the HC. The circular plant glass allows for me to move it to view it any direction I want for optimal viewing.

I'll keep it covered with some Saran Wrap for about one week and slowly decrease the amount covered during that time. This way I can slowly acclimate it to low humdity. Misting at least 2 times a day is essential if it's not covered. If you're going on vacation or something though, you can leave it covered for a week without misting and probably have no problems.

Here's the finished product!





I hope you guys like it, and I'll update this journal periodically (i.e. once or twice weekly depending on growth). It'll be a nice accent next to my ADA tank. Thanks for reading!

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Sweet little WK you've got here. You should definitely start doing HC/Glosso WK nuggets for quick, easy carpets without the hassle of planting like ADA has. Plop and go. I think you'd make a small fortune off those.


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Sweet little WK you've got here. You should definitely start doing HC/Glosso WK nuggets for quick, easy carpets without the hassle of planting like ADA has. Plop and go. I think you'd make a small fortune off those.
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this thread ended abruptly. what happened to the wk?
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this thread ended abruptly. what happened to the wk?
A quicker method was discovered. Dirt in a bowl.



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A quicker method was discovered. Dirt in a bowl.


This is very cool and I want to try one myself, but its not quite the same. I am still trying to wrap my head around the way actual Wabi Kusa is made. I especially like the fact that you can submerse them and have an instant aquascape. Just add water...literally
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He told me he wasn't doing them anymore

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this thread ended abruptly. what happened to the wk?
when I asked about buying another wk. Not even for himself. Too busy.
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