Aww thanks everyone! I appreciate the feedback...however we have no china town or even asian stores where I am, sticks of Maine lol. We do have a homedepot, its the only place I think I remember seeing bamboo. Would the bamboo from homedepot work or would it die in the tank? Ive read somewhere that leaving the leaves out of the water helps to keep it alive?
I just wasnt sure if I could use this type of bamboo or if it had to be special aquarium bamboo lol.
A few Q's to go with it...
Can you trim the top of the stock down to keep it under the hood of the tank? what might be the best way to acclimate it to the water? And does anyone know if salt will effect it? (thinking of trying a piece in my brackish guppy tank too if all goes well?
ugh, I dont think bamboo will work for me after all...sounds like they dont like light or salt...the betta tanks dont have salt, only the brackish guppy tank, but the betta tanks have strong lighting :/ better luck next time.
If you have strong lighting, which wouldn't really be considered strong from what I am familiar with on other forums, why not just use regular aquatic plants if you are going through all this trouble?
I have lots of AQ plants, but wanted to add a new dimenstion to the tank for the fishes to swim through while still having it hide the filter in a neat way. I also upgraded my lights to 6500k 10w, they seem to burn the tips of my plants that are sticking out of the water near the bulbs, thats why im wondering how they will do in strong lighting since the tops will be so close to the bulbs.
Thanks Aokashi, glad to know they can do alright in high lighting...I guess it will be worth a try?? I will call our homedepot and see if they carry any? I guess worse comes to worse the bamboo sticks croak and I opt for something different lol. Thanks everyone!