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Old 08-22-2013, 11:30 PM   #1 
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howto treat bamboo poles for aquarium

Well I bought these bamboo poles that they sell at home depot I want to add them as decoration for my next project that I'm working on so I w as wondering should treat them and how I w as just thinking on boil them since they're dry already should I do something else

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Old 08-23-2013, 12:28 AM   #2 
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Definitely make sure they're not treated with anything. I know they treat a lot of wood with arsenic, which would definitely kill your fish, but I'm not sure they'd do that with the bamboo. (I think it's primarily the pressure-treated wood.) Maybe google it, or try asking at the store you bought them from?
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Old 08-23-2013, 03:08 AM   #3 
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Why not go with live bamboo? It helps to clean your water. If you need dried bamboo you might try posting on craigslist and specify it must be untreated some people have it growing in their yard and must cut it down to keep it from taking over or try your local botanical garden if you have one.
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I couldn't find live bamboo on my area of course that was my first try since I'm starting planted tank
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But the ones I've found are not tall enough ti get tye leaf out of the water
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with dried bamboo it's hard to say how it was
"cured" sometimes it is boiled in diesel fuel
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Old 08-23-2013, 12:12 PM   #7 
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If I add them to a small set up and test the wather do the water btest show that?
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If you have Walgreens your area I saw some there. It's new and they have not carried it in the past
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Old 08-26-2013, 12:21 PM   #9 
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Ok I found a post on the internet telling how to treat the bamboo I'll try it and if it works I'll post it in here ill look for those water t est on Walgreens
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