Wabi Kusa Starter Kit

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

Introducing the Glass Aqua mini emergent Wabi Kusa planted aquarium tank kit! Designed to be low maintenance, our Wabi Kusa Starter Kit includes everything needed to start your best desktop, nightstand or console table plant display. Alternatively, the nano aquarium tank included can also be used as a unique container for terrarium-style setups, succulent arrangements and more. It sadly isn't common knowledge that many aquatic plants can grow out of the water. When done correctly, emergent and submersed forms are typically night and day, providing a unique look and fun project for those who are interested in plant-only aquarium setups, getting started with aquatic plant propagation or are only aware of terrestrial plant keeping. Combining both underwater and terrestrial growth is a treat for the eyes and a unique gift for any plant lover. 

Emergent Wabi Kusa Planted Aquarium Tank Starter Kit

Our Wabi Kusa Planted Aquarium Tank Starter Kit is small in size and offers endless creativity! Placement is super versatile and suggest putting it on a desktop, nightstand, console table or accent table. Access to a power source is required for the UNS x ONF Flat Nano Stand LED, but that's it! Simple water changes can be performed in under 10 minutes max making weekly maintenance a breeze. 

Recommended Aquarium Plant(s) Species for Wabi Kusa:

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

How To Set Up:
Ultum Nature Systems 16C pictured above.

STEP 1: Set up the Ultum Nature Systems x ONF Flat Nano LED Stand and place the aquarium tank of your choice 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 and design the hardscape to your liking. 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: To transition aquatic plants and maintain humidity, clear wrap and cover the top of the aquarium tank after setup. Allow air exchange daily for 10-15 minutes and reseal. Pull back the wrap 1/2" each week until the cover is completely removed. 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: 100% quick water changes every other day or at least 1-3 times weekly is recommended to prevent organic waste build-up and algae growth.

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 Rimless Glass Aquarium Tank
Black Leveling Mat
UNS x ONF Flat Nano Stand LED Light Limited Edition
2LB Bag Accent Seiryu Stones
Random Accent Wood
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 6.29 1
Ultum Nature Systems 16T 6.29 x 6.29 x 12.58 2
Ultum Nature Systems 20C 7.87 x 7.87 x 7.87 2
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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