Originally Posted by aquadude
I would use bamboo because it somehow gets rid of algae and it is the only plant that grows in water.
If you do end up using bamboo, the popular species dracaena (that can be made to grow in spirals aka "lucky bamboo"), will eventually rot if you keep the stalk continuously submerged. If you want to use bamboo, I would suggest periodically taking it out of the tank for about a week to completely dry out (keeping the roots moist). However, this may shock the plant. So overall, if possible, don't use lucky bamboo.