02-05-2012, 08:53 AM
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Originally Posted by guppyromz
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.