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post #1 of 7 Old 01-14-2009, 10:00 PM Thread Starter
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Lucky Bamboo?

Can you put lucky bamboo, those curly ones you find at fairs and new age stores, into a tank? Do you think it would die in a tank?
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post #2 of 7 Old 01-14-2009, 10:36 PM
Lucky Bamboo is not real bamboo, first off.

You can sometimes see those at like a Petsmart, and I have used them before. You just need to make sure some of the plant along with the leaves are out of the water.
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post #3 of 7 Old 01-15-2009, 10:49 PM Thread Starter
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Well obviously its not really bamboo. I think everyone knows that. I just thought i didn't have to clarify myself. Anyways, do you think it can survive for long in a tank. I heard somewhere that its not really supposed to be submerged for long periods of time.
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post #4 of 7 Old 01-16-2009, 07:19 AM
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i think in the long run it will rot.
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post #5 of 7 Old 01-16-2009, 04:16 PM
Like I said, the leaves and some part of the stalk need to be out of water. Then it grows well. If not, then it rots.
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post #6 of 7 Old 02-21-2009, 11:40 PM
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I have a true bamboo shoot growing in a tank. It is anchored in the tank, half submerged and kept up by a peg and string. The root system looks like it could be a good spawning mop when larger.
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post #7 of 7 Old 02-24-2009, 03:45 PM
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Lucky bamboo is a dracenea plant. It is not a true aquatic plant. It has to have it's tops exposed out of the water.

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