Learn exactly how I made this Wabi Kusa, from start to finish!

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In this video:

  • Timelapse of the entire build process of the Wabi Kusa Dish Garden.
  • Includes note overlays to explain steps and materials.

Used in video:

Tools and Equipment

– Work Gloves

– Safety Goggles

– Nitrile Gloves

– Power Drill and Drill Bit


– Glass dish found at hobby and craft store


– Malaysian Driftwood

– Premium-coated outdoor screw

– Plastic bag for masking the container (prevents adhesive and other things from blemishing the glass during construction)

– Sharpie Marker for marking approximate contact points (so I know where to apply epoxy)

– 60-second epoxy (this is mixed in a condiment cup with the handle end of a plastic spoon)

– Foam blocks for bracing wood in position during various stages of the build

– Touch ‘n Foam Black Landscape Foam

– 100% Aquarium-Safe Silicone

– Sand – washed and dried

– EpiWeb panel (cut with sturdy scissors)

– Distilled water

– Aquarium gravel

– Rocks

– Pea Gravel (washed)

– Fluval Stratum (Nutrient-rich aquarium substrate)

– Various tweezers for planting, and positioning gravel

– DIY flex-funnel made out of a deli container

– Distilled water

– Spray bottle

– Osmocote Plus fertilizer


– Eleocharis radicans

– Hydrocotyle tripartita

– Sagittaria subulata (“Dwarf Sagittaria”)

– Hemianthus callitrichoides

– Moss

– Lemna minor (“Duckweed”)

♪ Music credits:

Track Name: “MOVING ON”

Music By: LAKEY INSPIRED (SoundCloud) (YouTube)

License: (CC BY-SA 3.0)

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