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Wabi Kusa Glass

Discussion in 'General Aquascaping and Planted Tank Discussions' started by hoeffel-t, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. hoeffel-t

    hoeffel-t New Member

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    Hi all,

    I will show you my current Wabi Kusa glass.

    The substrate is ADA Aqua Soil Malaya.

    The plants are:
    Hemianthus callitrichoides Cuba
    Staurogyne repens
    Ludwigia palustris

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    I started the glass two weeks ago.

    I'm curious how the Wabi will develop in the next weeks!

    Best Regards

    Tobias
     

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  2. greenfinger 2

    greenfinger 2 Active Aquascaper

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    Hi Tobias looking good:rolleyes: love this idea :cool: will be waiting for next update (y) cheers roy
     
  3. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Tobias

    FANTASTIC that is all I can say.

    Keith:)
     
  4. Rmac

    Rmac Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Looks great! How did you convert the plants to the emerged forms?
     
  5. Supercoley1

    Supercoley1 Moderator Staff Member

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    It may be the Anubias or Tropica Stem cell pots. They are very good for this.
     
  6. hydrophyte

    hydrophyte Moderator Staff Member

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    Nice work!
     
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    GR1KTR Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Hi Tobias,

    Are you using natural or artificial light? Out of curiosity, how do you keep the temperature high enough to grow tropical plants? Is inside room temp high enough?
     
  8. hoeffel-t

    hoeffel-t New Member

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    Hi Glenn.

    I use artificial light. The temperature of the Wabi Kusa is depending on my room temperature. I have no special heating or such thing for the Wabi Kusa.

    Best Regards

    Tobias
     
  9. ghostmonk

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    loving it
     
  10. greenfinger 2

    greenfinger 2 Active Aquascaper

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    Hi Tobias, How is your Wabi-Kusa Doing .Hope all is going well. Would love to see some update pics;)
     
  11. John N.

    John N. Administrator Staff Member

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    It's funny that we get excited over green plants, isn't it? Very nice!

    John
     
  12. Supercoley1

    Supercoley1 Moderator Staff Member

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    In my Wabi Kusa I have Repens BUT it is growing horizontally rather than upward. This is quite annoying when I have it at the back :)

    Any idea on why this would be? I am using a setup similar to the ADA branch light with the only difference being I am using an 8W LED bulb rather than a 75W halogen. I trialled a 50W halogen for a week and the heat of it melted my UG. lol
     
  13. John N.

    John N. Administrator Staff Member

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    Can
    Cut the lighting altogether and it'll grow up.

    John
     
  14. Supercoley1

    Supercoley1 Moderator Staff Member

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    You mean my light is too high? i.e. in term of PAR? Jealous of that lovely tall Repens above.
     
  15. Williams Favourite

    Williams Favourite Aspiring Aquascaper

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    All mine died out this summer. Better get them back up again. Thnks for inspiration:)
     
  16. John N.

    John N. Administrator Staff Member

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    Oops misread your issue. It's the opposite. You need MORE light. The 8w bulb (especially LED) won't cut it.

    As you know, plants grow straight to the light source. If the 50w halogen is burning your UG, how about raise it up a bit?

    Another possible reason why it might be growing horizontally, is that the main stems are too weak to support the weight of the leaves and upper limbs. If that's the case, maybe prop it up with a tooth pick until it can settle upwards...this is an opportunity to train it as well.

    -John N.
     
  17. Supercoley1

    Supercoley1 Moderator Staff Member

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    Lol, the light is like the do aqua one. 60cm above the bowl but fixed. I'll redesign it so it isn't so high :
     

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