Wabi Kusa Starter Kit

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We recommend pairing this item with our Wabi Kusa Mystery Plant Bag!

Wabi Kusa is a popular style of plant keeping within the aquascaping community. This type of planted display utilizes aquatic plant species grown in their emersed forms. The minimal amount of equipment and space required for Wabi Kusa makes it a go-to choice for those who are interested in having a nature display in the home or office. Our Wabi Kusa Starter Kit provides all the necessary equipment to grow a successful Wabi Kusa style display. Ultum Nature Systems Controsoil is a great growing medium and can be adjusted in nutrition density depending on plants chosen. Whether you decide to mold it into a classic sphere shape or use it as a base substrate, possibilities are endless! A flush aquarium lid is included to retain moisture and humidity as your plants make the necessary transition. From there, lighting is included and all you need to do is choose your plants!

Combining both underwater and terrestrial growth is a treat for the eyes and a unique gift for any plant lover. Our Wabi Kusa Planted Aquarium Tank Starter Kit is small in size and is the perfect addition to a desktop, nightstand, console table or accent table. 

Recommended Aquarium Plant(s) Species for Wabi Kusa:

Hydrocotyle Tripartita or Sibthorpioides
Aquarium Moss
Marsilea Hirsuta, Crenata or Angustifolia

How To Set Up:

STEP 1: Set up the ONF Mist O stand and light kit and place the aquarium tank on the stand base. Don't forget the black leveling mat underneath the tank! 

STEP 2: Add your Ultum Nature Systems Controsoil into the tank. Advanced Tip: Form a Wabi Kusa Ball with the soil!

STEP 3: Choose your plants! Not sure where to start? Check out the list of aquarium plant species that we find are perfect for emergent growth!

Pro Tip: Wabi Kusa should be kept in a sealed container to trap moisture and humidity. Air out and allow essential gas exchange to occur by opening the container once per day for 5-10 minutes. Emergent aquatic plant leaves feel thicker than submerged leaves. Anytime during this process, if plant leaves start to dry, mist plant with clean, treated water generously.

STEP 4: Enjoy! Remember to remove dead or damaged leaves to prevent mold.

We do not recommend housing freshwater fish in this size setup and instead suggest Neocardinia Shrimp or aquarium snails such as Cherry Shrimp or Nerite Snails.

Aquarium Kit Includes:
UNS 16T Rimless Glass Cube Aquarium Tank
Rimless Tank Lid (FLUSH FIT)
Black Leveling Mat
ONF Mist O Stand & LED Light
1L Ultum Nature Systems Controsoil

Kit Tank Model Dimensions (IN)
W x D x H
Volume (GAL)
Ultum Nature Systems 16C 6.29 x 6.29 x 9.45 1.6
Shipping, Returns and Refunds
Live plants are shipped Monday - Friday for all west coast orders. For all remaining states, live plants will only be shipped Monday through Wednesday and Friday to ensure they arrive at your doorstep 100% healthy.

Rimless aquariums will be shipped throughout the week via UPS or Fedex Ground. For more information, please visit our FAQ page.

Hard goods can be returned up to 14 days after receipt of purchase. Buyer is responsible for return shipping.

Due to its nature, we are unable to accept returns for live plants. In the unlikely event you are unsatisfied in any way, please contact us ASAP. We provide 100% DOA (Dead On Arrival) protection.

To be eligible for a refund/store credit, please contact us within 12 hours of receiving it and provide a photo of the item in its original packaging.

No worries, we’ll take care of everything as long as it fits the guidelines above.

Most answers to general questions can be found on our FAQ page.
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