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Old 09-19-2011, 02:05 AM   #1
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First live plants???

hello, i went to petco today and i bought a small bamboo, a marimo moss ball, and a shrunken head clay decoration with some kind of plant on it. i was wondering if i need to do anything special for these plants. the bamboo is completely submerged and i dont have anything special in the tank such as fertilizer or anything like that. so do i need to do anything for them?
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Old 09-19-2011, 02:07 AM   #2
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Well the bamboo arent actually full aquatic. The top part must be out of the water.
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Old 09-19-2011, 02:09 AM   #3
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I would dip the plants in a hydrogen peroxide solution to get rid of any parasites or extra stuff. The bamboo isn't truly an aquatic plant, or a bamboo. It needs to have part of the top stock and leaves out of the water or it will slowly start rotting. Guessing you already have lights?
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You will need good lighting
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Old 09-19-2011, 02:17 AM   #5
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yah i have lights but just the ones that came with the kit and the bamboo is to short to have some of it come out of the water. What should i do? would it be fine completely submerged if i did something?
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why will i need good lighting? i thought these plants didnt need that much
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Old 09-19-2011, 02:22 AM   #7
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Do you know the rating on them?
And they can last some months fully submerged but they will still rot. You can get a nice short vase and fill it with gravel and water and put the bamboo in it. I have a bunch my room like that, just a suggestion lol.
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I dont think they need too much. And try a rock under the bamboo to lift it
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Old 09-19-2011, 02:23 AM   #9
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why will i need good lighting? i thought these plants didnt need that much
Well most lights that come with the kit are sufficient enough for low light plants depending on what kind of light it is.
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Old 09-19-2011, 02:33 AM   #10
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ok well i dont think im going to put it in a vase and the bamboo is like atleast 6 inches from the top of the tank so the rock wouldnt help...
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