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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 3:05 pm Post subject: Lucky Bamboo in aquarium Reply with quote

 Would  Growing  "lucky  bamboo"  in  a  fish  tank  cause  any  problems  for  the  fish?  ofcourse  this  is  with  the  leaves  and  stuff  above  water  level....
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 3:37 pm Post subject: Re: Lucky Bamboo in aquarium Reply with quote

 sorry  i  got  the  forum  wrong....  dont  know  how  to  change  it  to  the  correct  one.
 
 also  have  a  question.  will  the  lucky  bamboo  plant  have  any  role  to  play  in  the  process  of  cycling  (like  regular  plants  do)?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 3:56 pm Post subject: Re: Lucky Bamboo in aquarium Reply with quote

 not  sure  of  any  role  but  you  will  for  sure  have  to  change  your  aquarium  top  or  may  be  take  it  out  completly  and  take  care  that  fish  dont  jump  out  and  of  course  lightling  issues
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:34 pm Post subject: Re: Lucky Bamboo in aquarium Reply with quote

 Taking  the  hood  off  might  be  an  invitation  for  mosquitoes  to  breed  in  your  tank.  You  don't  want  your  tank  to  be  the  starting  point  for  mosquito-bred  diseases  in  your  locality.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:40 pm Post subject: Re: Lucky Bamboo in aquarium Reply with quote

                                                   
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Taking  the  hood  off  might  be  an  invitation  for  mosquitoes  to  breed  in  your  tank.  You  don't  want  your  tank  to  be  the  starting  point  for  mosquito-bred  diseases  in  your  locality.                

 
 I  thought  that  his  query  was  about  fish  tanks?
 
 Any  mosquito  that  touches  the  water  in  my  tank  is  promptly  eaten  by  fish.   Razz  
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:30 pm Post subject: Re: Lucky Bamboo in aquarium Reply with quote

 I  think  it  is  if  not  great  ,  a  good  idea  to  grow  bamboo  in  aquarium.  I  dont  see  any  harm  in  doing  so.  Plus  If  done  in  the  right  fashion  it  just  might  look  awesome.  
 
 Bamboo  will  definitely  help  absorb  a  whole  lot  of  nutrients  from  the  tank.  I  think  i  have  seen  an  aquarium  on  you  tube  that  has  lucky  bamboo  in  it.
 
 Infact   currently  i  am  planning  a  small  tank  with  semi  submerged  plants  and  the  bamboo  seems  like  a  good  candidate
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:52 pm Post subject: Re: Lucky Bamboo in aquarium Reply with quote

 Seems  cool  for  imagination.  Bamboo  thriving  at  the  same  time  giving  the  tank  a  cool  look  too.
 Tetra's  wouldn't  mind  it  for  sure
 
 THe  following  needs  to  be  taken  care  of:
 
 1)  the  leaves  have  to  be  necessarily  above  the  water  level.  Aquarium  would  have  to  function  without  a  top  soon  (propably).
 
 2)  Lucky  Bambo  requiress  lower/dim  lights.  Heavy/moderate  lighting  used  for  aquariums  might  damage  the  plant  causing  it  to  even  die/rot).
 
 3)  The  baboo  roots  spreads  like  crazy  (if  it  survives)  and  would  require  regular  trimming.  This  process  might  also  cause  death  of  the  bamboo  shoot  if  not  handled  proparly.
 
 No  idea  what  it  would  do  to  the  water  composition  (  specificaly  for  a  tank  with  life).  Some  experts  may  be  able  to  point  this  out  for  you.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 3:53 pm Post subject: Re: Lucky Bamboo in aquarium Reply with quote

                                                   
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Taking  the  hood  off  might  be  an  invitation  for  mosquitoes  to  breed  in  your  tank.  You  don't  want  your  tank  to  be  the  starting  point  for  mosquito-bred  diseases  in  your  locality.                

 
   ROFL   ROFL   ROFL   AND   why  the  whole  locality?.....just  the  house  is  enough  I  suppose........but  it  also  depends  on  how  big  the  tank  is...  if  iits  just  2X1X1,  then  only  the  room,  not  even  the  whole  house  ROFL   ROFL  
 
 IMO...first  of  all,  what  is  the  dimension  of  your  Tank?....  How  big  is  the  plant?
 
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 7:13 pm Post subject: Re: Lucky Bamboo in aquarium Reply with quote

                                                   
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Taking  the  hood  off  might  be  an  invitation  for  mosquitoes  to  breed  in  your  tank.  You  don't  want  your  tank  to  be  the  starting  point  for  mosquito-bred  diseases  in  your  locality.                

 
 I  have  never  seen  mosquito  larva  in  any  fish  tank  with  fishes  in  it.  Any  one  seen  it  ?
 
 I  assumed  that  the  fishes  are  eating  the  mosquito  eggs.  Can  some  clarify  on  this  ?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 7:53 pm Post subject: Re: Lucky Bamboo in aquarium Reply with quote

                                                   
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 I  have  never  seen  mosquito  larva  in  any  fish  tank  with  fishes  in  it.  Any  one  seen  it  ?
 I  assumed  that  the  fishes  are  eating  the  mosquito  eggs.  Can  some  clarify  on  this  ?                

 
 Never!  53  tanks  with  no  mosquito  breeding.  The  open  drain  outside  looks  into  that  category   Chuckle
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:46 pm Post subject: Re: Lucky Bamboo in aquarium Reply with quote

 Posts  on  IAH  never  cease  to  surprise  me.  I'm  sure  the  guys  are  just  joking  about  the  invincibility  of  mosquito  larvae  in  a  fish  tank.
 
 About  Bamboo  you  have  to  keep  the  ┬álucky  bamboo  plant  in  about  an  inch  of  water  or  it  will  rot.  The  plant  is  marsh  plant  which  survive  in  soil  with  a  high  content  of  water.  Like  in  the  the  rainy  season  it  is  submerged  for  a  short  period.  Long  periods  will  rot  it  as  it  is  not  a  aquatic  plant.
 
 Bamboo  canes  can  be  used.  Dried,  matured  and  laminated  with  water  proofing  coating  stuff  like  touch  wood  etc  they  last  about  six  months.
 
 If  you  have  to  put  in  the  lucky  bamboo  plant  keep  it  below  one  inch  max  from  the  top  water  level  of  your  tank.  How  long  it  lasts  is  anybody's  guess.  Smile  
 
 Just  like  the  money  plant  the  roots  of  the  Lucky  bamboo  plant  will  make  your  display  tank  unsightly.
 
 Its  just  not  worth  the  trouble..
 
 Anyhow  I  like  you  enterprising  guys.  All  the  best.  Thumb Up
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:19 pm Post subject: Re: Lucky Bamboo in aquarium Reply with quote

 I  have  tried  them  keeping  in  my  tetra  tank.  Here  are  some  challanges  to  consider.  
 
 -->  you  have  to  do  some  kind  of  alteration  to  top  cover,  so  that  the  plant  leaves  can  grow  up  and  above  the  tank
 -->  The  bamboo  tree  grow  much  faster  as  it  get  lot  of  Nitrate  from  the  tank.  
 -->  if  your  plant  the  tree  on  the  substrate,  the  roots  will  spread  and  difficult  to  move  (you  can  pot  them)
 -->  fishes  like  swiming  around  the  stem.  
 
 Technically  there  is  no  reason  why  you  can't  keep  the  bamboo  inside  the  tank.  Just  make  sure  that  the  leaves  are  above  the  water  surface.
 
 Look  wise,  I  think  it's  a  personal  choice.  I  will  upload  a  picture  soon.
 
 
 Good  Luck.
 
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 About  mosquito:  have  been  keeping  fishes  for  almost  18  years.  Never  seen  mosquito  in  my  tanks.
 
 About  lucky  bamboo  rotting  in  water:  I  dont  think  so.  I  have  3  of  them,  almost  4  ft.  long  with  almost  1  ft.  under  water  in  a  cylinder.  They  seem  to  be  doing  good  and  no  signs  of  rotting.
 
 I  believe  that  there  is  a  clear  and  obvious  consensus  in  favour  of  keeping  bamboo.
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I  believe  that  there  is  a  clear  and  obvious  consensus  in  favour  of  keeping  bamboo.                

   Let  us  build  Consensus.
 
 There  is  no  aquatic  Bamboo  plant  in  the  world.  Majority  of  the  Bamboo  plants  grow  in  marsh  areas  or  areas  with  high  humidity  in  Asia.  This  means  they  can  withstand  an  aquarium  environment  for  a  certain  period  of  time.  Like  during  Monsoon  when  the  marshes  flood  and  part  of  the  Bamboo's  are  under  water.  But  only  for  2-3  months.  
 
 A  plant  is  called  a  aquatic  plant  when  it  has  got  the  capability  to  Photosynthesize  underwater  .  Every  mail  here  is  asking  the  potential  "Lucky  Bamboo"  aquatic  growers  to  grow  the  plant  with  it's  leaves  above  water,  Why?  Will  the  Bamboo  not  photosynthesize  under  water?
 
 Bamboo  which  is  the  fastest  growing  grass  in  the  world,  growing  faster  because  of  the  Nitrates  in  the  Aquarium.  What  are  you  doing  to  get  so  high  nitrates  in  the  Aquarium  that  the  Bamboo  can  grow  much  faster?  
 
 All  the  above  is  what  has  been  learnt  and  stored  in  my  Grey  matter.
 
 Now  let  me  "Google"  and  find  what  is  this  plant  sold  by  the  trade  name  "  Lucky  Bamboo",
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dracaena_sanderiana
 What  in  the  above  information  convinces  you  that  the  plant  is  good  for  Aquariums.
 
 "Aesthetically"  is  another  matter.  It  is  your  choice.  But  then  it  belongs  to  "Aquascaping"  and  not  to  "Aquatic  plants  and  Planted  aquaria".
 
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 Tried  this  on  Friday....  was  getting  bored  at  wrk....  ;-)     3  gallon  tank.
 
 
 dont  have  any  mosquito  problems  at  wrk...  hope  the  team  dosent  get  malaria  ;-)  (have  a  small  internal  power  filter....  so  the  water  aint  stgagnant)
 
 
 http://picasaweb.google.com/gen.kamath/Fishy?feat=directlink
 
 
 
 guess  it's  working  because  its  a  really  small  setup.....
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