Wanted: Dried bamboo or lucky bamboo

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    Hi guys,

    I am wanting to add some dried bamboo sticks to a 60L tank with a Buddah in it, anyone know where I could get it from, I am in the Bryanston/fourways area.

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    That looks so cool, look around by your local nursery i know a few here by us had so good luck
     
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    Looks so cool cool!!!
    How do you keep the slope from eventually flattening out?
     
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    That substrate soil when I added it with water slowly into a cup to not move the soil was the first trick...but the porosity when filled with water...the actual substrate granules stick together so will never just subside. Have you tried the premium aquarium planted soil?
     
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    Make sure to use a brush to brush the soul up making a slope...I used a paint brush. And then Walla you get your slope
     
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    I would recommend planting lucky bamboo rather than adding dry bamboo as it will rot away pretty quickly and that just causes a big mess....nice idea that
     
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    I have a giant black bamboo bush in my garden if you need offcuts and dry them yourself?
     
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    Love the look very different from what we see every day

    I agree with @GaryG , I would go with live lucky bamboo, the few times i tried the dry bamboo it rotted away pretty quickly

    Florists also keep the lucky bamboo as they use it in arrangements as well
     
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    Hi Jojo, thank you so much for the offer...myself and the lady were able to find dried bamboo yesterday at lifestyle
     
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    You are right, we did look for lucky bamboo but could not find it
     
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    Have a look at florists as well as they use it for arrangements
     
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    Thank you very much, I appreciate it.
     
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    I’m with T. Guppy on this one... Over time the slope will naturally flatten and mix everything up, so you would probably benefit from some kind of divider. Especially where the filter return is, meaning the force of the water will move the substrate around. I really like these designs, but unfortunately they usually end up looking like salt and pepper.
     
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    Firstly, Tank looks amazing, congrats.
    I have seen some online sites offer lucky bamboo, funny that Nurseries iv visited (in CPT) have not had it, however i have seen it in a petshop (not for sale) and it looked amazing in the tank :)
     
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    Will give it a shot....I used a slope close to 45 degrees using with the force based off a 45 degree slope approx.taking into account the speed of water. I will def take your reply into consideration... appreciate it
     
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    Thank you so much...I am going out again today to search for some and will let you know what they say and if they have any. Could RBM aquatics in CPT not source any for you?
     
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    @Jayswizzles , the flower market in City Deep might be worth a walk to
     
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    Here's an out the box suggestion which may or may not work....

    Contact Marlton's and find our where they source their fake bamboo (as can be seen in the link provided below).

    The upside of this approach is that they already use the stuff for their aquarium decorations so it has been tested (one hopes).
    Plus it is artificial and therefore won't rot. Sure its artifical, but it looks half decent.

    https://www.petheaven.co.za/marlton...B4J9tBh6fU82rcct4txSqUbCSfaYbFh0aAll7EALw_wcB
     
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    I used to have a slope in my tank, but it was just pfs with nothing holding it up so now it's flat :lol: so that's why I was asking @Jayswizzles how you did it.
    Thanks @BadgerBadger for adding to it!
     

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