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Hello all!
Has anybody here had any experience with making a wabi kusa tank for fish?

I'd love to get a nice looking Betta and setup my spare tank in a wabi kusa style but was wondering if theres any special requirements for this type of tank, for example is there anything I would need to differently to a wabi kusa that you wouldn't do in your standard planted tank?

Any advice would be much welcomed!
 

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Here are 3 threads I started about Wabi-Kusa or used WK. Really the skies the limit, but of course select plants that 1) can grow emersed and 2) will adapt to submersed. It's a great way to have a bunch of plants well established and ready to go into a tank. If you're going to start the WK in the aforementioned 10 gallon then you're basically looking at a DSM that you would convert over. The other option is to start the WK in a seperate tank with a DSM and then transfer at some point, at least that's how I do it.
I've got another tank in the works with lots of Wabi-kusa in it I'll post pics and info soon.
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=194049&highlight=
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=195637&highlight=
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=195637&highlight=
Hope that helps.
 

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Here are 3 threads I started about Wabi-Kusa or used WK. Really the skies the limit, but of course select plants that 1) can grow emersed and 2) will adapt to submersed. It's a great way to have a bunch of plants well established and ready to go into a tank. If you're going to start the WK in the aforementioned 10 gallon then you're basically looking at a DSM that you would convert over. The other option is to start the WK in a seperate tank with a DSM and then transfer at some point, at least that's how I do it.
I've got another tank in the works with lots of Wabi-kusa in it I'll post pics and info soon.
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=194049&highlight=
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=195637&highlight=
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=195637&highlight=
Hope that helps.
Blazing wolf, thanks i'll check him out!

Greenman those Wabi Kusa's look nice, what do you mean by DSM? I was thinking of using some of these: hydrocotyle, some form of moss, bacopa, some form of grass, maybe an amazon sword and one of those lotus bulb plants. Reckon they'll work?
 

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DSM: Dry start method, you'll hear that a lot on this forum.
All def sound good to me and my experience except the lotus bulb plants which I haven't had any experience with.
Like so many things I like to think Wabi-kusa is thinking outside the box, for instance
This dude http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=200576&highlight=wabi
Has Seliginella growing submerged, I never would have thought That possible!, but it's pretty cool looking!
 

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DSM: Dry start method, you'll hear that a lot on this forum.
All def sound good to me and my experience except the lotus bulb plants which I haven't had any experience with.
Like so many things I like to think Wabi-kusa is thinking outside the box, for instance
This dude http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=200576&highlight=wabi
Has Seliginella growing submerged, I never would have thought That possible!, but it's pretty cool looking!
Wow that does look really nice doesn't it!
So is dry start method where you would start your wabi kusa out of the water; so you would make the dirt ball with fert, combine the plants in it, and then put it into the water?
Found a really nice WK on the youtube.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWCL0A1M-7o
 
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