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DOOA Maru Pot Guide

DOOA Maru Pot Build Guide

DOOA Maru Pot
HOW TO GUIDE
by easyscape.co.za

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Scaping done by Hiten Goolab from Epic Aquatics / ADA South Africa
Hiten Goolab DOOA Maru Pot Build
DOOA Maru Pot Build Guide
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DOOA Terra Line

R295 inc. VAT
  • Durable under water
  • For attaching epiphytes
  • Moss-green yarn
  • Ideal in combination with the DOOA Terra Base
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DOOA WABI-KUSA Mist

R310 inc. VAT
  • Innovative fertilizer for aquarium plants that grow above the water surface
  • Repellent effect on pests
  • Contains important nutrients
  • Enhances the colour of the leaves
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DOOA Aqua Scissors S

R960 inc. VAT
  • Made of stainless steel
  • Matt surface
  • Curved blades
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DOOA Aqua Pincette S

R610 inc. VAT
  • Made of high-quality stainless steel
  • For dense planting during the set-up phase
  • Useful for the preparation of plants during the set-up phase
  • Helpful when planting between stones or roots
  • Also for terrariums and Wabi-Kusa
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DOOA Maru pot build - Plant list

Hydrocotyle tripartita

R58 inc. VAT
Referred to in the hobby as Hydroctyle sp Japan, its true name is Hydrocotyle tripartita and it originates from South East Asia. The leaves are small and presents a brilliant green colour in your aquarium.
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Hygrophila pinnatifida

R109 inc. VAT
Hygrophila Pinnatifida originates from India and is a relative newcomer to the planted aquarium market, making it a rather exciting and unusual. It obtains brown, patched leaves on the surface with a distinctive burgundy colour underneath.
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Cryptocoryne wendtii

R58 inc. VAT
Cryptocoryne wendtii is one of the most popular, and widely available aquatic plants in the aquascaping hobby. It has several color variations, and it can be found in green, red and brown colors. The size and texture of the leaves can vary greatly. This plant was originally native to Sri Lanka. It is commonly found in streams and rivers throughout Sri Lanka, and it tends to grow in shaded areas.
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Step 1: Substrate

  •  Insert DOOA Jungle base and brush it at an angle leaving a space for the Jungle Soil at the front of the base.
  • No Jungle base should be visible from the front view.
  • You shouldn’t be using a whole bag of Jungle base.
  • The Jungle soil is more appealing to the eye so we will use one side of the Maru Pot as the front where only Jungle soil will be visible.
  • Insert DOOA Jungle soil (not too much) Just to cover the surface.
  • Brush the soil at an angle.

Step2: Hardscape

  • Place hardscape and determine the right fit.
  • Remove hardscape to glue the hardscape into your preferred arrangement. Using Epic Hardscape Glue
  • Use tissue paper between the wood pieces when gluing.
  • Cut a strip of DOOA Terra Tape to the length of the hardscape and attach to the wood.
  • Spray the DOOA Terra Tape with water. 
  • DOOA Terra Tape will draw water from the substrate for the attached plants to get their nutrients.
  • Use Epic Plant glue to secure the plants on the Terra Tape.
  • You can use some DOOA Terra Line to be 100% certain the plants are attached. 

Step3: Planting

  • Wet the soil with a spray bottle
  • Work with plants one by one Remove plant from its pot and rockwool
  • Trim the ends of the roots using scissors to promote new growth
  • Plant ground plants in the soil using Pincettes / Tweezers 
  • Dry and clean the inside of the glass using tweezers and tissue paper
  • Spray DOOA Wabi-Kusa Mist and close the lid 
  • Use a soft absorbant cloth to clean the outside of the DOOA Maru Pot

Maintenance

  • Spray DOOA Wabi-Kusa Mist twice per week. It can be applied to the leaves for nutrients and acts as an anti fungi. The rest of the nutrients will come from the Jungle soil and Jungle base. The substrate system has springtail eggs in it which are activtaed when water is added to the substrate. The springtails will also curb fungi and disease.
  • Once in a while you may need to soak the soil with water. You will notice that if you tilt the Maru Pot there will be some water at the base. If there isn’t any water give the pot some water and swirl it around and then drain. Try not to disturb the rooted plants too much. Be gentle.
  • When the glass is too misted, open the lid to release some moisture.

Tips and Tricks

  • Wear gloves to protect your hands from glue and not to smudge and dirty the glass
  • When using the hardscape glue take a small piece of tissue paper and place it between the two pieces then add the glue. Once dried add some soil to the tissue paper and apply more hardscape glue to conceal the tissue paper.
  • Take breaks and check all sides of the scape to make sure it’s looking good

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