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My current tank is getting old enough that I'm starting to plan my next one. I'm planning to get a Oceanic 57 rimless (36" x 18" x 21").

For part of the tank I want to grow something with the look of bamboo. I want it to grow form the bottom of the tank up and out the top. After doing some research it doesn't seem that I can use real bamboo. The water is too deep or it can't be in water all of the time. Is there a plant that has the look of bamboo that I could grow this way?

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Maybe some of those might be OK in water?

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you could also try that "lucky bamboo" plant. i know it will grow with the lower part under water and the leaves out of the water.


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Yep. Lucky bamboo works great - so long as you don't submerge the leaves.

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I've never seen any 'lucky bamboo' tall enough to plant in a tank that size without submerging the leaves. It would be neat though, if you could find some tall enough.
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Thanks for all of the suggestions! I'll look into them.

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