Wabi-Kusa

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    Update on the emersion process - I drained quite a bit more water out this afternoon.

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    ok an update on the wabi-kusa. I had an unplanned extra hours on my shift and being on that day, it was actually quite hot. Sadly only two of my bucephalandra made it. I'm so chuffed that my anubias has dropped it's water leaves and have emersed now with some new leaves, yippeeee!

    Everything else seems to be growing well, grass is sending out shooters with new grass plantlets.

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    Going to be epic ..
     
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    Indeed you hit the nail on the head. But I do need to fill in some of the background and it's too much of being a one-sided tank unless these plants grow fast enough
     
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    Looking good @Rainstorm

    A bit more growth and it will loo stunning!!
     
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    Thanks, @MariaS I am actually fairly surprised that it wasn't an effort to go from immersed to emersed state so quickly. I've never had any luck in the past until now - @Pierré Schoonraad and @f-fish can confirm this
     
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    Very good to see your sticking to your roots. I guess that your next aquarium might have fish in it
     
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    I highly doubt it, it's kinda time consuming to be honest. With what changes I've been going through my new life, if I ever become an apprentice chef, I will not have any time for a tank full of water. So this is ideal for me now.
     
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    So beautiful! I love the delicacy and detail required.
     
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    Update on the wabi-kusa

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    The first pic shows some nice growth I got over time

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    bugs and somehow worms spawned and age down half the plants. (Pic 2 & 3j
    Removed the worms i could find and flooded the container for a few days
    We’ll see how it recovers.

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    Another update on my Wabi-Kusa :)

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    Nice @Rainstorm! :thumbup:
    Did you forage the new grasses and moss?
     
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    Looks awesome Clare. Love the moss.

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    Yes I did, it was in the local woods and there is so much moss in there, it's quite beautiful.

    Thanks @Pierré Schoonraad
     
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    Thanks I'm actually rethinking the whole thing in the soil now bec it's no longer a full tank of water and I will need to replace the gravel with potting compost and plant food for better nutrient intake and plant growth.
     
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    What if you tried putting in root tabs?
     
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    Well it will be an hassle for me but compost and mixed plant food into the soil will be much more convenient long term. Also with ready-made spray for the leaf feeders once a week. once the soil is stablised from the roots anchoring, then it's much easier to make liquid plant food from scratch and just pour or spray directly to everything.
     
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    That makes sense!
     

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