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Old 02-03-2005, 10:55 AM   #1
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Lava rock: Good, Bad or Ugly?

Other than the complete lack of any life forms on lava rock are there any problems associated with using it in a marine tank? tia

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Old 02-03-2005, 11:00 AM   #2
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Lave rock contains some hard metals that can leak out and be dangerous to your tank. I believe this has been discussed on here before and people have suggested not using it.

I am just repeating what I have heard, you might want to wait and hear advice from someone who understands the chemistry of the rock a little better.


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Old 02-03-2005, 11:05 AM   #3
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look for lace rock, its cheap and comes in neat formations, I have about 10 lbs of it in my tank as filler rock
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10lbs lace base rock (now hapily live with lots of coraline growth)
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