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I had a major setback not long ago when I ordered some Lucky Bamboo to put in my HOB filters to soak up some nitrates which I was having trouble containing. The bamboo came in nice and healthy and was packed in a water retaining silica type gel. I rinsed it off and put them in the filters and over the next couple weeks noticed a serious decline in activity and some started dying off daily. It was the tanks with the new bamboo. I took them out and did some serious water changes and everything is back to normal. This was a case where I tried to solve a problem with something else, which in turn made the problem much worse. I hear a lot about people introducing new plants from the LFS to their shrimp tanks and having the same experience. Be very wary if you decide to add new plants to your shrimp tank.Lucky_Bamboo_339195008_std.jpg



-- Edited by Jerry on Monday 11th of August 2014 03:32:17 PM

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I've never tried those in my tanks. I've got crypts, anubias, and pellia. Let me know how they work for you. :)

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These Lucky Bamboo turned out to be a huge setback as they had silica on the roots and was toxic to my shrimp. Only after I took these out of the HOB filters did my shrimp colonies do a 180 degree turnaround and everything was fine after that.



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