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post #1 of 7 Old 02-05-2012, 08:42 AM Thread Starter
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Hey guys! So I found this weird looking bamboo along with its root in my LFS. I got mesmerized by its appearance because it has worm like roots. This bamboo looks dead for a long time and dry in the LFS. I was planning on drilling some holes in it and put an air stone and maybe I can attach some java ferns and moss in it.

- So does bamboo rots when put inside the aquarium? Or is it bad for the aquarium fish?
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Hey guys! So I found this weird looking bamboo along with its root in my LFS. I got mesmerized by its appearance because it has worm like roots. This bamboo looks dead for a long time and dry in the LFS. I was planning on drilling some holes in it and put an air stone and maybe I can attach some java ferns and moss in it.

- So does bamboo rots when put inside the aquarium? Or is it bad for the aquarium fish?

People put bamboo in tanks, so it is not likely going to hurt the tank. It could rot over time, so you'll have to keep an eye on that. Don't really know. I have dried cactus (cholla) skeleton in my tank, and it's holding up very well, with no decay. If you get tons of decay, you'll see high nitrates, and you should remove. Probably worth a shot. I'd boil it for 3-4 minutes and let cool before you put it in the tank.

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People put bamboo in tanks, so it is not likely going to hurt the tank. It could rot over time, so you'll have to keep an eye on that. Don't really know. I have dried cactus (cholla) skeleton in my tank, and it's holding up very well, with no decay. If you get tons of decay, you'll see high nitrates, and you should remove. Probably worth a shot. I'd boil it for 3-4 minutes and let cool before you put it in the tank.

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Ohhh.. Its being water-logged right now for 3 days. After it has been water logged maybe I'll do boil it to be sure.

I've read in some articles that bamboo's are coated with some liquid. I dont remember.

I need more oppinions though.
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Ohhh.. Its being water-logged right now for 3 days. After it has been water logged maybe I'll do boil it to be sure.

I've read in some articles that bamboo's are coated with some liquid. I dont remember.

I need more oppinions though.

Very smart to see what others say :)

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I need more opinions because the bamboo looks so great in my aquarium.
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post #6 of 7 Old 02-06-2012, 04:56 AM Thread Starter
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I need to clarify things.. The weird looking bamboo is dead and dried for a long time in the LFS. I would like to ask experienced aquarist if it will last long like other woods. I've done some research, its said that "live" bamboo can last underwater but lives only in a few months. So what if its already dead, will it rot underwater?

The bamboo looks something like this i've found in google.

http://ecoterrariumsupply.com/images...ecorations.jpg
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Ohhh.. Its being water-logged right now for 3 days. After it has been water logged maybe I'll do boil it to be sure.

I've read in some articles that bamboo's are coated with some liquid. I dont remember.

I need more oppinions though.

Hi guppy,

Definitely look for 100% ALL Natural bamboo. They leech a little bit of tannins, but won't harm anything. Shrimp and pleco's love them. A guy on aquabid has them cheap w/shipping so even if they rot after a few months, you can get more. I use them to breed shrimp, I just buy a bunch and stack them in all my tanks. Amazing results.
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