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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"
DHG
and i think one stem of Golden Nesea
Tiawan,willow,flame,nano,and X-mas moss
Riccia
Subwassertang

FTS

Wabi close up

And a couple overhead shots

 

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This is really neat!
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.




 

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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




 
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