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Can I add bamboo to my tank?

Discussion in 'Aquascaping' started by Ingrid, Oct 13, 2019.

  1. Ingrid

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    I was wondering if I could add bamboo to my tank and if I can what should I do to make it safe for my tank
     
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    Bamboo grown in the garden is safe once it has dried out. However, it needs to be soaked for a while to get it to sink.

    Do not use bamboo that has been varnished or painted with lacquers.
     
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  3. Ingrid

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    How long should it take for fresh bamboo to dry out
     
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    Ate you referring to live bamboo plants?
     
  5. Ingrid

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    Yes I have bamboo growing in my garden
     
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    It depends on how hot and dry it is, and how thick the bamboo is.

    In Australia during summer, bamboo that is a couple of inches in diameter will dry out in a couple of weeks. In winter it takes months. In colder climates it will take longer.
     
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    Whaaaat ? ???? I thought bamboo only grew in Southeast Asia.
     
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    No it is fully hardy and can be found in most garden centres in the uk
     
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