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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-24-2012, 09:25 PM Thread Starter
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Bamboo and Moss Balls...Help?

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So I attempted to plant my 3 gallon tank, and it went amazingly! Until I was away for a week and my fishy sitter never turned off the tank light and BAM all my lovely low light plants died....

So, to somewhat start again I'd love a moss ball and some bamboo! Or other easily attainable, and low maintenance plants. (Preferably ones found at Petsmart, since I work there )Would this be alright for a 3 gallon tank with a small light + daylight from a nearby window?

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Marimo moss balls are perfect and practically bomb proof.
Except for my roomies, hers died. (idk)
Bamboo is okay, but your gonna have to make sure the top of the plant sticks out of the top of the tank since they aren't fully aquatic.

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Marimo moss balls are perfect and practically bomb proof.
Except for my roomies, hers died. (idk)
Bamboo is okay, but your gonna have to make sure the top of the plant sticks out of the top of the tank since they aren't fully aquatic.
Oh awesome! Thanks I do know that Bamboo has to be somewhat out of the water. Which I don't see as a problem If it's too short, I'll put it in a pot in the tank so it can stick out some.

Any other easy plants I could do?

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Java moss & amazon sword I heard is pretty easy.

Edit: Water wisteria as well.

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if you get amazon swords, make sure your tank is pretty tall, as I have some that grew to be a foot and a half high!! good luck by the way :)

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Lucky Bamboo is a Dracnea.
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Lucky Bamboo is a Dracnea.
And what does Dracnea mean?

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And what does Dracnea mean?

Thanks everyone!!!
I could be wrong, but I'm thinking that Choc is just differentiating "lucky bamboo" from "bamboo."

"Lucky bamboo" is a type of Dracaena. It's what's sold at Petsmart.

"Bamboo," on the other hand, is a member of the grass family - and is what Pandas eat. It grows really fast and gets really tall - and probably isn't something you'd want in a fish tank.

(Choclate - if this isn't what you meant, please let us know. )
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I could be wrong, but I'm thinking that Choc is just differentiating "lucky bamboo" from "bamboo."

"Lucky bamboo" is a type of Dracaena. It's what's sold at Petsmart.

"Bamboo," on the other hand, is a member of the grass family - and is what Pandas eat. It grows really fast and gets really tall - and probably isn't something you'd want in a fish tank.

(Choclate - if this isn't what you meant, please let us know. )
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Wisteria and Anacharis. They don't even have to be planted or tethered. They can be left to float. Just add liquid fert once 1-2 weeks.

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