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In the beautiful season with fresh green, Wabi-Kusa in the season is recommended.
It’s good to have it in your favorite vase and create a layout in an aquarium tank with Wabi-Kusa.
Why don’t you feel free to enjoy having aquatic plants in your life?
A layout, which consists of colorful aquatic plants and tropical plants makes us feel happy and delighted just by looking at it. And the latest full ADA system has high creativity, and it emphasizes the beauty of aquascapes.
Shooting date: April 7th, 2020(ADA)
Creator: Naru Uchida
Aquarium: Cube Garden W60×D30×H36(cm), Metal Cabinet 60 Silver
Lighting: Aquasky RGB x 1, turned on for 8.5 hours per day
Filter: Super Jet Filter ES-600(Bio Rio G)
Material: Moss Rock, Wabi-Kusa
Substrate: Aqua Soil – Amazonia Ver.2, Power Sand Basic S, Bacter100, Clear Super, Tourmaline BC, Colorado Sand
CO2: Pollen Glass, 2 bubbles per second via CO2 Counter (using Tower)
Aeration: 15.5 hours after the light is turned off using Lily Pipe P-2
Additives: Green Brighty Neutral K, Green Brighty Mineral, Green Brighty Iron, Green Brighty Nitrogen
Water change: 1/3 once a week
Water quality: Temperature: 25ºC; pH: 6.8; TH: 50 mg/l

Moss Rock
Moss Rock Mini
Wabi-Kusa Stemmed Plants MIX
Wabi-Kusa Karen
Riccia fluitans

Poecilia reticulata
Paracheirodon innesi
Xiphophorus maculatus var.

Simple layouts by placing Wabi-Kusa

The most recommended aquarium tank is W60cm when introducing an aquarium tank to your room for the first time. It is a moderate size and makes it easy to create layouts with aquatic plants, and because a variety of aquarium tank peripheral equipment is available for this size, total systems can be stylishly coordinated with a wide range of products as aquarium interior design. I would like to introduce a production process with Wabi-Kusa and Moss Rocks in a W60cm aquarium tank. The simple layout can be done just by placing.
LAYOUT Step 1. Placement of Moss Rocks
As being aware of a concave composition having a space in the middle of the aquarium tank, place Moss Rocks. However, a composition with a 3:2 balance where the balance is slightly shifted to a side, looks even more beautiful.
Moss Rock
Because Taxiphyllum barbieri is attached on Unzan Stones, they look natural. There are 2 sizes available.
LAYOUT Step 2. Make a substrate
First, spread Power Sand Basic, add Amazonia Ver.2 on top and smooth it out. That’s the basic substrate. And add 3 types of substrate additives as needed according to the purposes.
Nutrient concentration is controlled spontaneously with the accessory, Amazonia Supplement.

LAYOUT Step 3. Spread Cosmetic Sand
Spread Colorado Sand in a space where aquatic plants wouldn’t be planted. It gives a bright impression to the aquascape, and the large space would be a place for fish to swim freely. And it will be easier to do daily maintenance for beginners.
LAYOUT Step 4. Placement of Wabi-Kusa
As keeping a left and right 3:2 composition balance in mind, I placed “Wabi-Kusa Stemmed Plants MIX” on both sides as a main focus and relatively small “Wabi-Kusa Karen” in the open narrow spaces as a subsidiary role. I gave more volume to the left side.
Various stemmed plants are mixed together and create natural bushes.
LAYOUT Step 5. Placement of Riccia
Because the aquascape becomes colorful and bright with Wabi-Kusa and cosmetic sand, Riccia is added to emphasize the brightness. In contrast to the deep colored Taxiphyllum barbieri, shades of green are also created.
Place Riccia attached on small pebbles with Riccia Line because Riccia has buoyancy.
Moss Rock
Moss Rock Mini
Wabi-Kusa Stemmed Plants MIX 3pcs
Wabi-Kusa Karen 6pcs
LAYOUT Step 6. Layout completed
The layout created by just placing is completed. Difficult work is not required here, but having a good balance of left and right is important. And the numbers of Wabi-Kusa can be reduced according to your budget. Joy is the same.