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Lucky Bamboos as aquatic plants?

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Lucky Bamboos as aquatic plants?
Old 06-15-2007, 11:15 PM   #11
 
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I must contest here. I've had Lucky Bamboo in my 20 gal community tank for several months now doing fine completely submerged. Know, however, that it is not a true aquatic plant. Watch your salt and fluorine levels, and you should be fine. Also be careful if you have any omnivores. My Silver Dollars practically strip the leaves bare. Also, Dracaena sanderiana is not poisonous. At least not to fish. (Otherwise my poor Silver Dollars would have died long ago.) It is however poisonous to cats and dogs if eaten.

Really? How long have they been in your tank exactly?

Can I see a picture of your tank?
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Old 06-15-2007, 11:51 PM   #12
 
I can't vouch for them completely. Two of the three stalks have died off completely. (Mainly because my Silver Dollars ate them down to the roots.) I had a stem break off from one, and it free floated around the tank perfectly fine. My last stalk has been in there for around 4 months now. I'll post a picture later, but you can see that the ends of the blades have been nibbled at, and the stem of one of the leaves is broken, but otherwise, the plant is healthy.
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Old 06-26-2007, 05:18 PM   #13
 
Actualy I have 5 bamboos that i bought from petco. They are totaly submerged and do well. I also have a long bamboo 1 that I got from a plant that was in my house. some of the leaves are in the waters, some are out, but it actualy growing more leaves and roots and does well. Don't be scared to try it out.
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Old 07-08-2007, 05:28 PM   #14
 
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I was actually adding "lucky bamboo" too. I love planted tanks, but feel more safe going one plant at a time! It also fools the eye when some plants are real and some are not. Makes it very hard to tell.

I'd love to hear how it goes.
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