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Lucky bamboo in 75 Oscar Tank? 2 years 6 months ago #63709

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So I have recently put some lucky bamboo in my Oscar tank. These shouldn't effect anything, but help with the nitrate levels?
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Lucky bamboo in 75 Oscar Tank? 2 years 6 months ago #63710

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should not be an issue.
The name Oscar is a Norse baby name. In Norse the meaning of the name Oscar is: Divine spear.
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Lucky bamboo in 75 Oscar Tank? 2 years 6 months ago #63718

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I recently put some inside the tank. I'm not sure its thriving... It's not really supposed to be fully submerged. Not hurting anything though!

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Lucky bamboo in 75 Oscar Tank? 2 years 6 months ago #63719

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I would not expect any measurable impact on Nitrate.
120g - Tiger Oscar, Parrot Cichlid, SDs | 55g - 24 Year Old Kissing Gourami
55g - Angelfish/Bolivan Rams | 40g GBRs - 20g Apistos
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4 Cats, 2 Shelties, 1 Rat Terrier, 1 wife, 1 old lady, 1 sub-adult, 1 rug rat.
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Lucky bamboo in 75 Oscar Tank? 2 years 6 months ago #63728

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kmuda wrote:
I would not expect any measurable impact on Nitrate.
What plants would be a good Nitrate reducer?
75gallon- Tiger Oscar
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Lucky bamboo in 75 Oscar Tank? 2 years 6 months ago #63732

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Fast growing terrestrial plants grown hydroponically would be the best nitrate reducers but it takes a lot of plants to make an impact on nitrates in an Oscar tank.

Below is a sample a photo of my Kissing Fish tank from several years back. It was literally packed with Wisteria. Stuff grew like a weed. The tank was covered from bottom to top, from left to right, with Wisteria that had to be cut back every few days or it would completely cover the top of the tank. There was barely enough room for fish to do any swimming and most swimming was in-between stems of wisteria. Inhabitants were a Kissing Fish, a RTBS, and a couple of Angelfish.





Imppact on Nitrate? Bascially Zero.
120g - Tiger Oscar, Parrot Cichlid, SDs | 55g - 24 Year Old Kissing Gourami
55g - Angelfish/Bolivan Rams | 40g GBRs - 20g Apistos
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4 Cats, 2 Shelties, 1 Rat Terrier, 1 wife, 1 old lady, 1 sub-adult, 1 rug rat.
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Lucky bamboo in 75 Oscar Tank? 2 years 6 months ago #63733

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to handle the nitrates of a Oscar tank with plants, you would need to be hooked into a large planted pond with a drip system to your tank. there is just not enof water/space to put enof plants in to impact nitrate creep in a fish tank.
The name Oscar is a Norse baby name. In Norse the meaning of the name Oscar is: Divine spear.
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Lucky bamboo in 75 Oscar Tank? 2 years 6 months ago #63734

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Kmuda, I would have figured the kissing gourami would have eaten and messed up the wisteria. Apparently not!

I haven't measured nitrates in my oscar and severum tank since I added the pothos plant, but I don't expect it to do much, It is growing like crazy though. A few of the runners that are growing across the glass tops are sending these weird looking root runner things through the gap and into the tank water.
75g a tiger oscar and a green severum
55g community tank with plants
55g goldfish tank
29g community tank with plants
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