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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 2:32 am Post subject: Wabi-Kusa:Info Required: First Attempt (Pic) Reply with quote

 Hi  All
 
 Wabi-Kusa  is  a  new  interest  of  mine,  have  been  trying  to  get  hold  of  some  good  articles  on  the  same,  have  not  been  able  to  get  anything  very  substantial.  If  any  of  you  folks  have  come  across  some  good  articles  on  creating  Wabi-Kusa  please  do  post  the  link  here,  Thanks  in  Advance.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 6:22 am Post subject: Re: Wabi-Kusa: Information Required Reply with quote

 I  am  interested  too.
 
 What  are  the  best  you  have  found  till  now  -  do  share.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 6:48 am Post subject: Re: Wabi-Kusa: Information Required Reply with quote

 Some  links  that  had  good  implementation  more  than  technical  information:
 http://www.aquariumlife.com.au/showthread.php?t=1285
 http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/tank-journals-photo-album/88375-first-attempt-wabi-kusa-24l.html
 http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/forumapc/aquascaping/34685-style-wabi-kusa.html
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:08 pm Post subject: Re: Wabi-Kusa: Information Required Reply with quote

 Hey  Vignesh
 
 Thanks  for  the  links,  have  come  across  these  over  the  net  ....  was  looking  more  from  the  ADA  style  Wabi  Kusa  .
 
 @  Essabee:  Good  to  have  company   Smile   will  post  the  links  if  i  come  across  anything  better  than  the  links  provided  by  Vignesh.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:21 am Post subject: Re: Wabi-Kusa: Information Required Reply with quote

 Isn't  it  the  simple  paludarium  in  Japanese  name?????   Growing  plants  in  shallow  glass  box  where  you  will  get  a  cross  section  of  immersed  and  submersed  view  of  vegetation??
 
 And  if  not  wrong  Wabi-Kusa  is   ADA's  brand  name  for  Japanese  Wabi  Sabi  style.
 
 Here  is  another  link,
 
 Wabi-Kusa
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:35 am Post subject: Re: Wabi-Kusa: Information Required Reply with quote

 Hey  Guys,
 
 As  far  as  i  know.....  Mr.  Amano  created  the   Wabi  Kusa  about  5  years  ago  and  since  then  he  has  been  researching  on  it  to  make  it  a  fine  product.
 
 I  guess  they  have  got  a  patent  in  Japan  and  are  trying  to  get  a  worldwide  patent  for  this  product.  Its  simple  yet  unique  and  Amano  says  that  these  Wabi  Kusa  can  last  upto  3  years  from  the  pictures  of  what  you  see.  ADA  has  its  own  green  house  where  they  grow  and  nurture  the  Wabi  Kusa.
 
 Its  available  in  every  Japanese  LFS  and  is  very  popular  not  only  among  aquarium  enthusiasts  but  also  garden  folk  and  those  who  appreciate  a  piece  of  nature  inside  their  homes.
 
 ADA  has  developed  a  new  product  called  be  bright  exclusively  for  the  Wabi  Kusa  which  has  to  be  mixed  in  water  and  sprayed  over  the  leaves  daily.
 There  is  a  lot  more  which  has  to  be  learnt  outside  Japan  in  keeping  and  enjoying  the  Wabi  Kusa....and  i  think  it  will  take  a  while  to  reach  our  country.
 
 This  is  a  Wabi  Kusa  on  a  waterfall  tank  in  the  ADA  Gallery  in  Niigata.   Very Happy  
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:58 am Post subject: Re: Wabi-Kusa: Information Required Reply with quote

 Thanks  a  lot  Adip  for  the  information.  One  question.  How  to  keep  these  things  in  a  dry  weather  like  Gurgaon?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 11:10 am Post subject: Re: Wabi-Kusa: Information Required Reply with quote

 adip  has  a  small  waterfall  setup  too  similar  to.........still  experimenting  though  .hope  you  can  share  some  of  the  pics  here  tooo.
 
 but  it  will  be  great  ........for  us  to  look  at.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 2:24 pm Post subject: Re: Wabi-Kusa: Information Required Reply with quote

 Hey  Adip  ....  Thanks  for  sharing  that  picture,  Im  looking  at  creating  one  of  these   Smile   any  info  on  creating  the  mold  on  which  the  plants  are  planted?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:47 pm Post subject: Re: Wabi-Kusa: Information Required Reply with quote

 Hi  Seetharam,  
 i  too  tried  it(not  exactly  the  same  but  it  was  a  paludarium).  i  had  planted  the  common  fern  found  on  NICE  road(it  grows  on  stones).  the  lighting  was  natural.  it  did  not  last  long  as  i  took  it  off  and  set  my  nano  in  it.  
 
 however  i  think  that  the  common  plants  ,  specially  that  grow  near  water(lanes  to  be  precise)  like  the  long  grass  etc  will  be  good.  also  i  see  a  lot  of  four  leaved  small  plants(growing  in  moist  places  and  looking  absolutely  fine.  i  think  we  can  use  these  plants  to  grow  on  the  upper  side.  for  the  ones  below  we  can  use  mosses  and  penny  wort  etc(pennywort  around  some  small  twigs  to  give  it  some  shape).  i  think  pennywort  can  grow  out  of  water  and  still  survive.
 
 we  can  have  a  large  chunk  of  clay+ADA  soil  ,  attach  some  small  black  rocks  at  the  bottom(rocks  of  varying  size)  and  shape  the  muddy  stuff  to  make  it  like  a  slope,  fix  some  small  piece  of  wood  in  the  mud  on  the  top.  dry  the  hell  out  of  it.  and  then  place  it  in  a  tank  with  4-5  inches  of  height.  then  grow  grass,  NICE  road  fern  behind  the  wood.
 
 additionally  we  can  put  a  soft  wood(the  one  which  they  use  to  make  brooms,  i  guess  it  comes  from  the  coconut  tree)  around  the  clay  so  that  the  wood  is  at  a  height  where  it  is  just  on  the  surface  of  water.  attach  little  moss  on  this.  not  much  because  it  will  cover  the  black  pebbles.
 
 my  $.02
 
 
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 11:18 pm Post subject: Re: Wabi-Kusa: Information Required Reply with quote

                                                   
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Hey  Adip  ....  Thanks  for  sharing  that  picture,  Im  looking  at  creating  one  of  these   Smile   any  info  on  creating  the  mold  on  which  the  plants  are  planted?                

 
 Dear,
 
 You  need  to  pick  on  Mr.  Amano's  patent  then....  All  the  best  mate!  Clapping
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 Hey  Muddassar:  Thanks  for  the  detailed  breakup  .....  However  i  think  there  is  more  to  that  than  meets  the  eye,  if  im  not  mistaken  ADA  Wabi  Kusa  has  only  aquatic  plants  and  no  terrestrial  plants.  Also  another  challenge  that  i  see  is  keeping  the  humidity  around  the  plants  high.
 
 
                                                 
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Hey  Adip  ....  Thanks  for  sharing  that  picture,  Im  looking  at  creating  one  of  these   Smile   any  info  on  creating  the  mold  on  which  the  plants  are  planted?                

 
 Dear,
 
 You  need  to  pick  on  Mr.  Amano's  patent  then....  All  the  best  mate!  Clapping                

 
 No  intention  of  picking  on  his  patent  ....  just  inspired  by  his  work   Very Happy   first  it  was  Nature  Aquariums  ...  and  now  Wabi  Kusa
 
 One  good  thing  about  this  is  ,  its  not  very  time  consuming  ....  so  enough  room  for  experiments.  Anyways  just  finished  my  first  Wabi  Kusa  .....  Just  on  a  simple  trial  basis  ....  lets  see  how  it  goes  ....  Will  post  pictures  in  a  few  days  ...  if  the  setup  makes  it   Smile  
 
 And  so  begins  a  new  obsession  ..........   Chuckle     !!!
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 At  2.30  AM  in  the  morning  today  started  working  on  my  First  Wabi  Kusa  and  was  done  by  3.30  AM  as  i  said  this  is  more  of  a  trial  to  see  how  things  go  ...  no  point  in  thinking  of  a  complex  mix  of  plants  without  getting  basics  right  first.  Below  are  a  few  pictures.
 
 
 
 
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 HI  Seetharam,
 
 Good  going.
 
 The  moss  ball  with  plants  looks  better  than  what  you  had  explained  about  the  same  Thumb Up  
 
 Marcelia  will  awesome  once  it  starts  growing.
 
 All  the  best!
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 6:32 am Post subject: Re: Wabi-Kusa:Info Required: First Attempt (Pic) Reply with quote

 Is  that  a  rock  or  some  soil  clay  mix.
 
 I  remember  seeing  a  thread  by  Bhushan  if  i  am  not  wrong,  that  the  base  material  was  made  out  of  clay  and  amazonia  soil.
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