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Substrate Ball - Studio Aquatica


The ideal planting media for creating wabi-kusa!

The [ SA ] Substrate Ball comes ready-to-plant with a specialized blend of core nutrients to facilitate healthy and consistent aquatic plant growth, in both submerged and emergent conditions.

Naturally anti-fungal, the [ SA ] Substrate Ball has superior water retention and wicks water upwards to plants growing above the surface.

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

  • 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.


  • 1 [ SA ] Substrate Ball (~3” diameter when fully saturated)  

  • 8’ of thread

  • 1 thread anchor (to secure thread to substrate ball)

  • 2 substrate ball hangers


  • 1 [ SA ] Substrate Ball (~4.5” diameter when fully saturated)

  • 16’ of thread

  • 1 thread anchor (to secure thread to substrate ball)

Proudly manufactured in the United States with sustainably sourced materials.

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Mark H.
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  • What kind of aquariums have you used this with? Freshwater
  • Years in hobby? 10

I used this ball for a carnivorous wabi kusa setup and it came out great. It comes with hooks and string which is about all you need to get started.

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