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Wabi_kusa_2

Wabi-Kusa is a style made famous by ADA and it focuses on growing plants emersed/submersed. After looking at various examples on internet and through ADA gallery I decided to give it a go. For this Wabi - Kusa, I chosen glass bowl having radius around 20cm and 9cm height. I started with preparing some growing ball.

Materials

Growing balls were made by mixing following items.

1) Old used ADA Power Sand
2) Old used ADA Aqua Soil
3) Clay
4) Sphagnum Peat Moss
5) Hair Net to tie everything together

Mixture of powersand, ADA soil and clay was made into shape of a ball and then covered with Sphagnum Peat Moss. Everything was tied together using a hair net. It's much easier to tie with hair net but fish line or a cotton thread can also be used. I used Sphagum Peat Moss as it helps to keep the soil moist. Growing balls were covered with moss and planted with the stem plants. Everything was place in the bowl with bit of gravel in the front. Water was filled so that only half of the growing balls are under water, Peat Moss will help to soak the moisture from water and also from the air.

Plants

Most of the plants used were collected from my backyard and few were emersed grown aquatic plants. Plants used are Nesaea triflora, Cryptcoryne sp. , Frogbit, Viola hederaceae, Star moss and Mini Native Sydney Fissiden sp..

Star Moss

Wabi Kusa - Crypt

Wabi Kusa - Frog bit

Lighting

Used for this Wabi-Kusa is 30W T8 which is shared with some of my other emersed experiments.

Wabi Kusa 1

Wabi Kusa 2


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