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post #1 of 13 Old 10-30-2010, 11:54 AM Thread Starter
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bamboo??

is live bamboo hard to keep in the aquarium?

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post #2 of 13 Old 10-30-2010, 11:56 AM
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I dont think ist to bad...
redchigh i think has bamboo in his aquariums pm him maybe???

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post #4 of 13 Old 11-02-2010, 09:36 AM
Actual bamboo or the kind they sell in stores underwater? The ones in stores are not true bamboo and must be grown with tis leaves above the water or it will eventually rot. Real bamboo get really big and heavy, i dont think its something that can be grown normally in a tank unless your tank is really big and deep.
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post #5 of 13 Old 11-02-2010, 11:41 AM Thread Starter
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Not real bamboo? Hmm good to know. Thanks.
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post #6 of 13 Old 11-02-2010, 03:30 PM
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redchigh has his bamboo in the water but half is above the water so........

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post #7 of 13 Old 11-02-2010, 04:21 PM
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Real bamboo will die unless its leaves are above water and only roots are under. (or so I've heard, and not just from the person on this thread XD)

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post #8 of 13 Old 11-02-2010, 05:32 PM
the stuff they sell in LFS are not true bamboo plants, Their leaves must be above water or the plant will begin to rot. The stem can be under water as long as the leaves have access to air it will be fine. Real bamboo gets to be a little thinner than a soda bottle and gets unreasonably tall and heavy. They are also not designed to grow in water, but, correct me if i am wrong, it will survive if the roots are underwater.
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post #9 of 13 Old 11-02-2010, 05:45 PM
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The bamboo sold at aquarium stores is the same bamboo sold as 'lucky bamboo' this is not real bamboo but a tropical African tree Dracaena sanderiana which lives in swamps. It should have its leaves above water so it wont rot.

Its actually related to the common houseplants the corn plant and the madgascar palm
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post #10 of 13 Old 11-03-2010, 10:33 AM
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It's easy enough but it's already getting a bit large and beginning to lean.
I'm going to see how easy they are to propogate...

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