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Is there a clear coat sealant spray that is safe for fish and shrimp?

 

I would like to clear coat some Bamboo sticks so they don't rot or leach, but

I am not sure there is anything I can clear coat them with that is safe?

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Bamboo is often used in tanks with fish and shrimp and harmless UNLESS it is treated .

 

Worse case it might leach a little but with any type of media in the filter it is no worse than driftwood .

 

Several pet places sell real bamboo type "walls' that separate substrate , bamboo bridges , etc .

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Yeah, that is similar to what I want to do in that photo Louie.

The bamboo is dry uncoated. But I heard that it will

leach, and rot if you don't clear coat it, but I don't know of

a clear coat that you can use that isn't harmful to fish or shrimp.

 

If it is okay by itself, I might just use the dry uncoated bamboo. I would

boil it, and let it sit in some RO water for awhile and see what happens.

 

What is this clear epoxy, James? 

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Get some epoxy resin from Lowes or Home Depot.

mix two parts 1:1, and apply to the bamboo.

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I think natural bamboo is fine, it grows bio film and is beneficial in its raw dried state. Pretty sure you would see fallen bamboo in bee shrimp natural habitat. Yes in time it will decay but it will take awhile, If your dead set on sealing it try natural bee's wax.

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If I just use it in it's natural state, do I need to do anything with it?  Like Boil it first?   or let it soak in RO water for a few days? 

Or can I just scrub it clean, rinse it with RO water and put it in?

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Okay, great, thanks for all of the info everyone. I think I will go with the dry bamboo uncoated, and scrub it down good,

and let it soak in RO until it sinks and put it in the tank.

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i have natrual bamboo in most my tanks. uncoated. it will rot but takes years to do so. i had a piece in one of my tanks for 3 years before it started breaking down. and if you get green bamboo that has not been dried yet it works too. had a friend send me some she had just cut and in the tank it went. now it did get the white fuzz most drift wood gets when new in the tank but shrimp loved eating that stuff. as for leaching its not like drift wood you really dont see much color or param changes at all if any

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