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Old 01-10-2007, 08:19 PM   #1
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Bamboo in your aquarium?

I heard recently that the bamboo that you typically see sold everywhere (it might be called lucky bamboo) can be put in fish tanks. I think it would look decent but I am hesitant to try it. If anyone has done it before post here or anyone can put in some thoughts.

http://www.aquarticles.com/articles/...%20bamboo.html


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Old 01-10-2007, 08:44 PM   #2
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Lucky bamboo is neither bamboo nor aquatic. It can survive quite well with its feet wet but won't tolerate being submerged and will rot away.
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Old 01-11-2007, 09:19 AM   #3
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actually your wrong, I have bamboo and they have been submersed for about 2 years. here are some pic.

It really depends on your water chemistry.
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How do you keep the bamboo anchored? I have some that are still in their little baskets, because I don't there there are enough roots to hold it down. So the "bamboo" that you can keep under water isn't really bamboo?
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That pic of yours is a different bamboo than I've seen sold around here. The bamboo I've seen sold is thicker and grows in spirals. I've thought of picking some up, but feared that it was a plant that was not really aquatic at all. Is it possible that you have a different type than the kind I see for sale?
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That's the same stuff that spirals. They just force the plant to grow in a spiral. All the PetCo and PetSmart stores sell these. I'm just not sure if they're true bamboo. They do fine underwater though.
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If you do a quick search for lucky bamboo in one of the many search engines you'll turn up lots of information on the care and keeping of this plant. Here's just one example.
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I have heard from one other person who has successfully kept lucky bamboo in her tank. I get the impression that it is not impossible to keep it healthy, just not likely.
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I have bamboo in my 2.5 gallon beta tank. Its not submerged, but the bottom 10 inches of it is in water. I DID notice that as SOON as i added driftwood, and the water turned brown, The bamboo grew like CRAZY (but its not completely submerged.)
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Sorry for the resurrection, but it's better than opening another topic.
Anybody try lucky bamboo in brackish water? Say, 1.007 at most, half submerged.
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Generally, Saltwater and Plants = death of plants. Thats a REALLY weak mixture. I'd say try it. If you have any asian grocery stores near by, (plenty around my parts!) they're 1.50 a stalk. A cheap experiment.
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