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DOOA Maru Slice Of Nature

Deano3

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Made a visit to horizon aquatics today, such a brilliant shop full of inspiration and couldnt resit buying one of these to have as a tiny terrarium with some moss etc have loads of questions as new to trying this.

Would christmas moss and maybe anubias or buce be ok in here if give it a squirt every so often ? And should i use rain water so dont get water calcium stains on the glass. Will have to use some sort of bottle to collect rain water .

Also will it be ok with just a bit of day light ? Origionally wanted in bedroom but wont get any light on shelf where i wanted it.

As said totally new to this and lookinh forward to having this in bedroom or kitchen.

Help is appreciated
Dean
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Deano3

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Any advice as may start this week be using tropica aquasoil not sure to put stones underneath aswel .

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I’ve got this next to my desk at work with cheap second hand usb light plugged into computer. Pebbles are marble chips, sample bag from aggregates supplier. I water and mist with rain water every day or so. Still alive after a few weeks... Really pleased with it - just have a go!
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There is a DOOA recommended spray guessing its expensive though
I'm sure you could make your own spray with some rain water and a very dilute fertiliser mix added, you could also add some mint leaves to the mix keep the aphids away.

Can't find the exact contents of Dooa spray but this is an excerpt from their aqua journal.

"But the emerged leaves of aquatic plants are so delicate, and they may have leave scorch when nutritious elements are too dense. WABI-KUSA MIST is mainly composed with nitrogen, which is absorbed easily from the leaf, and controlled to have optimum density of nutrients not to have a leaf scorch. Spraying WABI-KUSA MIST every day enough to wet the leaves of Wabi-Kusa is also effective to repel pest insects like aphids with a fragrance of refreshing mint".

 

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Sorry for late reply thanks for responses, yeah i need to collect some rain water some how and think I will but some of the dooa spray or will i not even need the rain water ? The dooa spray must be soft and not leave water marks i imagine. Or will i need water to moisten the soil.

May have a go this week , going to use aquasoil on bottom still unsure if to put something larger underneath then a nice rock and add some Christmas moss and maybe some anubias and buce then give a mist and place on windowsill and hopefully ok as really want in a place with a lot less light , maybe even add springtails in future

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Hi all,
WABI-KUSA MIST is mainly composed with nitrogen, which is absorbed easily from the leaf, and controlled to have optimum density of nutrients not to have a leaf scorch.
Probably a very dilute solution <"based on urea"> (CO(NH2)2), it is less likely to cause leaf scorch, as long as it has a <"low biuret content">. The advantage is that it isn't an ion like NH4+ or NO3- and that makes it less likely to cause leach scorch as it isn't "salty".

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My tap water is very soft and anything in jars /emmerse l just spray with taken from top of the tank water.Thinking about there will be a small amount of fertiliser in it?. Not suffered scorch and most plants do well
 

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my water is extremely hard i think due to marks around the water level so dont want to use that, do you think rain water will be needed to wet the soil then use the dooa mist after that ?
i will have to come up with something to catch water maybe a cut in half milk carton hopefully gets no bugs etc :crazy:

what is the best plants to remove from my aquarium that will survive out of water, was hoping Christmas moss as have plenty and maybe some buceaphlandra or anubias and maybe 1 stem plant like ludwigia or hra or do i go all epiphyte plants ?

thanks for all info
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"But the emerged leaves of aquatic plants are so delicate, and they may have leave scorch when nutritious elements are too dense. WABI-KUSA MIST is mainly composed with nitrogen, which is absorbed easily from the leaf, and controlled to have optimum density of nutrients not to have a leaf scorch. Spraying WABI-KUSA MIST every day enough to wet the leaves of Wabi-Kusa is also effective to repel pest insects like aphids with a fragrance of refreshing mint".
I did buy one of these and used a couple of times on my terrarium, it is very minty indeed!
 

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my water is extremely hard i think due to marks around the water level so dont want to use that, do you think rain water will be needed to wet the soil then use the dooa mist after that ?
Missed this bit, my water is hard too, I purchased some distilled water no watermarks so far!
 

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Will collected rain water be ok to wet the soil? Or i can buy RO water for cheap from horizon when go to buy the dooa spray and you think the plants from my tank will survive.

Thanks just new to emerged growing

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Hi all,

Yes, absolutely fine.

cheers Darrel
Thanks darrel, will ro water work just as well and leave no water marks as need to pop to horizon and got nothing to catch rain water at the minute so may be easier to buy a few litres when there ?

You think buce and moss from my tank will survive ?

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Hi all,

Yes it just needs to be soft water, it doesn't matter where it came from, or how it was deionised.

cheers Darrel
Thanks mate i thought so just wanted to make sure, i think will try set up this week will try not to add to much water, going to add some stones in bottom i think just road stones but surely wont matter.

Should plants straight from the aquarium he ok you think like Christmas moss and buce and maybe rotala?

As i said i dont have a light for this so will be in shaded area but may put on window cill during the day hoping survives ok and maybe add some springtails at some point. Thanks for help so far appreciate it

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