#403: 1L Wabi-Kusa Hidden Marshes

Nicholas Jacobs St. john’s, Canada

Awards and Comments


Ingenious use of cork as hardscape in the design and to allow moisture to wick up for the moss. Unfortunately the use of a terrestrial moss is not appropriate for a Wabi-Kusa.
— Bailin Shaw
Looks like there is a succulent plant in there? Like the simplicity and serenity of the design with focus on the details in the rock.
— Jo Ann Fujii
Even if these mosses are sometimes submersed they are not aquatic mosses so the plants IMO only minimally meet the requirements for this contest. It’s too bad too because this is a pretty little scape and if the maker had complied with the rules of the contest it would have scored much better.
— Karen Randall

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 10 × 14 × 8 cm
Title Hidden Marshes
Volume 1L
Background No backrgound; wooden backing used for photos
Lighting Marineland contour 3/5 LED light bar
Filtration No filtration; frequent water top ups
Plants Common Duckweed (Lemna minor), Toothed Moss (Plagiomnium cuspidatum), Pincushion Moss (Leucobryum glaucum)
Animals No animals
Materials Local bleached wood, rock and natural cork
Additional Information Inspired by a barren/marsh near my hometown filled with low lying plants and shrubs and Many ponds that contain large lily pads. Although mosses chosen are Stereotypically terrestrial the specimens chosen were harvested from Rocks in a stream pool that are submerged >70% of the time.
I chose cork as the main hard scape for this work so that the mosses above the water can get adequate moisture from the damp cork underneath.

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