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    Cool My Wabi-Kusa.

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    Made a trip to Seaview and saw this 40x25x18 cm low profile tank. Immediately was stuck with an urge to make a Wabi-kusa tank.

    Here Goes:

    Rock Placement


    Hardscape from top


    Filling with sand


    Flora




    Somehow the LED is too bright to take a proper picture, blinding away my emersed plants. Will try and take a proper one tomorrow.

    First try on a wabi-kusa. Any comments are welcomed!!

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    Re: My Wabi-Kusa.

    Bro, mind to share what plants are you using???


    Check out my Blog on planted tank,good for newbies
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    Re: My Wabi-Kusa.

    The Flora are:

    Philippine Eriocaulon (Left corner, blinded by light. If you look closely you can see its stalk under the light.)
    Hemianthus callitrichoides
    Erect Moss
    Mini Christmas Moss
    Mini Nana
    Philippine Fern

    and 2 unknown Plants. Will take a picture of them once my phone is fully charged haha. One of it will flower (the one on the far left with leaves like glosso's but bigger)

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    Re: My Wabi-Kusa.

    Looks nice and promising! Any plans for lifestock?

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    Re: My Wabi-Kusa.

    your gravel looks very thin. What plants do you plan to have here?

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    Re: My Wabi-Kusa.

    Quote Originally Posted by zonkkie View Post
    Looks nice and promising! Any plans for lifestock?
    Thanks! Maybe 1 pair of Amano Shrimps and a nice pair of Killies. Any recommendations?

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    Re: My Wabi-Kusa.

    Quote Originally Posted by Marlinsons View Post
    your gravel looks very thin. What plants do you plan to have here?
    Its just sand, its layered thinly just for decorative purposes

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    Re: My Wabi-Kusa.

    please post your final set up. Am interested to see the final result.

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    Re: My Wabi-Kusa.

    More Shots.





    Can anyone ID that plant on the left?


    Please help id this one too!




    Killie!




    Enjoy!

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    Re: My Wabi-Kusa.

    Hmm. Very simple and zen-like.

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    Re: My Wabi-Kusa.

    I saw these online. Will be inspirational to your scape i hope.DSC_0317-1.jpgDSC_0318.jpg

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    Re: My Wabi-Kusa.

    Quote Originally Posted by James_Bond View Post
    Hmm. Very simple and zen-like.
    Thanks!!

    Quote Originally Posted by James_Bond View Post
    I saw these online. Will be inspirational to your scape i hope.DSC_0317-1.jpgDSC_0318.jpg
    lol, this is a jungle. I see lots of carnivorous plants in there. but yeah maybe I should add some red. Hmm.

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    Very nice bro... 1 question, no filter??


    To be a RocK & not to RoLL..
    To be a Rock & not to Roll..

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    Re: My Wabi-Kusa.

    I observe those shown by James-Bon has more land than those by Jovel, so any one can quickly define what is Wabi-Kusa? Looks interesting as it is like vivarium?

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    Re: My Wabi-Kusa.

    Actually, to quote "http://www.aquascapingworld.com": "Wabi-Kusa is a product made by Aqua Design Amano. It is essentially a ball covered by aquatic plants grown in their terrestrial form, very similar to hydroponics used commonly in plant nurseries... The name Wabi-Kusa is a reference to the Japanese aesthetic sense of Wabi-Sabi that appeals to the beauty in the slight chaos of nature. Kusa means weeds or plants. Even in his earliest books Amano-san referred to finding beauty in a patch of weeds, and this beauty has been turned into product. While it is unlikely that anyone will be topping the contests with these types of layouts, I have to say they do have a strong appeal and a refreshing free-spiritedness."

    My believe is not to get too caught up in the naming or categorization of different styles of scaping, sometimes many different forms will get incorporated into a final product you might find satisfying.

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    Re: My Wabi-Kusa.

    Quote Originally Posted by Saiberg View Post
    Very nice bro... 1 question, no filter??


    To be a RocK & not to RoLL..
    Thanks! Its meant not to have a filter, but looking at the poor guy in there, I decided to put a tiny sponge filter in the corner haha.

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    Re: My Wabi-Kusa.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jovel View Post
    Thanks!!


    lol, this is a jungle. I see lots of carnivorous plants in there. but yeah maybe I should add some red. Hmm.
    Last time I saw Seaview selling mini pitcher. Quite cuite, look like a cup. You may need to feed the pitcher with insects.

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    Re: My Wabi-Kusa.

    Quote Originally Posted by bluebubbles View Post
    Last time I saw Seaview selling mini pitcher. Quite cuite, look like a cup. You may need to feed the pitcher with insects.
    Thanks! but I think i'll stick to my semi aquatic and low demanding plants first haha!

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    Re: My Wabi-Kusa.

    Some updates, did a bit of rescaping to include a mini sponge filter in the corner.











    Enjoy!

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    Re: My Wabi-Kusa.

    Love it!One bit of advice: Hide the plastic part to make it look natural. Anyway where do you get your plants from? Any recommendations to get cheap and healthy plants?

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