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Pre-growing as WK

Discussion in 'Wabi Kusa General Discussion' started by sacid, Jan 23, 2015.

  1. sacid

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    Hi,

    My name is Michael. I'm from Germany and found you guys via flowgrow.

    In an Amano video I saw Takashi using wks to set up a fresh aquarium. I got curious and googled some. Eventually I found a WK frumpy Hungary that looked really amazing. I thought of trying it myself and here is the result after 3 days.

    I used the following plants:
    Glosso for carpeting the foreground some.
    Rotala wallichii
    Hygrophilia pinnatifida
    Pogostemon errectus

    I am thinking of adding Hygrophilia araguaia, hydrocotyle verticillata, ludwiga glandular and staurogyne repens but the store didn't have them at the moment.

    I plan to use it in a tank for the background later on, hence the plastic bag in the bowl for easier removal later on.
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    Willkommen Michael,
    schön, dass du zu uns gefunden hast :untroubled:

    We are curious already for your experiments and ideas!!
    Good idea with the plastic bag...
     
  3. Jason King

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    Welcome Michael.

    Great idea, I'm looking forward to seeing this in a few months after its grown.
     
  4. Keith

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    Michael welcome to GBG.

    I am also interested to see how your plants grow.

    Keep us up to date with photos please.

    Keith :cathug:
     
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    I'll keep you posted on the development.

    What I noticed so far is, that the amazona powder type soil seems to be static. It forms little balls that only appear to be wet but in fact are dry. This behavior worries me a bit as it makes me unsure whether the entire soil in the bowl is soaked. On the picture you can see a little dry spot even when I peeled some soil aside.
     
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    Hi Michael, Welcome to GBG :welcome:

    How deep is the layer of substrate in the bowl ?? If its to deep the water will not be able to travel to the upper part of the substrate. This could be the reason for the dry spots ??
     
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    I had the bowl flooded for half an hour or so and then drained it again to have it only moist.
     
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    I would fill it up again early in the day and leave it for a few hrs then test it to see if there is any difference.

    Keith :cathug:
     

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