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Wabi Kusa Substrate Ball

Wabi Kusa Substrate Ball

Regular price $8.00 BND
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The Substrate Ball comes ready to plant with a specialized blend of core ingredients to facilitate healthy and consistent aquatic plant growth, in both submerged and emergent conditions.

The Substrate Ball has superior water retention and wicks water upwards to plants growing above the surface.

The Substrate Ball can be used in a variety of ways in the planted aquarium, and can be completely submerged to allow for unique aquascaping opportunities.

The Substrate Ball is an ideal planting media for creating traditional “wabi-kusa style” displays.

Key Features:

  • Specialized core nutrient blend for plant growth.

  • Naturally anti-fungal and mold-resistant.

  • Contributes to the cultivation of beneficial bacteria.

  • Superior water retention.

  • Will not disintegrate or cloud water.

  • Great for planting “wabi kusa” style displays.

Steps On Initial Set-Up of Wabi-Kusa Substate Ball

[ STEP 1 ]

Rinse your Substrate Ball and allow to soak in water for 15-20 minutes. The substrate ball will fully saturate with water and the core will soften to facilitate easier planting.

 [ STEP 2 ]

Wrap aquatic moss around the substrate ball and secure with thread.

This is a great way to incorporate carpeting and epiphytic plants onto your substrate ball as well.

[ STEP 3 ]

Using planting forceps, or another pointed tool, bore holes into the substrate ball to plant stem species.

[ STEP 4 ]

 The Substrate Ball can be placed in a dish or vase, to create a traditional ‘wabi kusa’ style display.


Substrate Ball preparation is now complete.

If your Substrate Ball has plants residing above the water surface, it is recommended that you mist their leaves daily as they transition to growth above the surface.

It may be beneficial to cover the top of the Substrate Ball in plastic wrap to retain humidity during this transition.



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