Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 04-11-2003, 08:08 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Tustin, CA
Posts: 865
volcanic rock?

Hi all,

We have a bow front 5 gallon tank that has prett much cycled already. it's got 7-10 lbs of LS. We have one piece of LR in it (guessing about 1 lb). We have 2 hermits & about 3 snails in there as cleanup & no other livestock. We have a hang on filter pump that provide the water movement (no filter media or anything in the hang on pump) & a heater. We want to put in more rock but don't want to throw the tank back into cycling if we put in more LR. Plus we don't want to chance any Aiptasia's popping up from the LR.

My question is has anyone had any experience w/ volcanic rock? Can we add a couple/few pounds of volcanic rock, have it turn to live rock since the tank is cycled & be OK?

Thanks for your help/feedback!
__________________

__________________
Salt4Us is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2003, 08:21 PM   #2
AA Team Emeritus
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Chatsworth, GA
Posts: 4,071
Send a message via Yahoo to loganj
I'd stay away from the volcanic rock as it may be contaminated with heavy metals (copper,ect...). The dry base rock sold as honeycomb rock makes a nice piece of LR after a few months and won't contaminate the tank.
Logan J
__________________

__________________
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
Logan J
loganj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2003, 08:24 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Tustin, CA
Posts: 865
Thanks Logan! Now we just need to figure out what the drybase rock looks like so we don't buy the wrong stuff.
Salt4Us is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2004, 02:52 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Toano, Virginia!
Posts: 716
One lfs in town is selling volcanic rock in place of base rock. They said it grows fine. Strange how so many people get different answers. I guess all you can do these days it give it a shot and see what happens.
__________________
I almost dated a psychic.....


She left me before we met.
youronlysin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2004, 02:59 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Athens, TN.
Posts: 3,598
Hey now wait minute, everybody says hirocks.com has good base rock but it is "volcanic" rock. I got about 120 lbs of it.
__________________
Gerald

Vote for AquariumAdvice
dralarms is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2004, 03:18 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Toano, Virginia!
Posts: 716
I can pick up dry volcanic rock all day long out here in the desert. Maybe if I just clean it well and soak it. Problem is, that stuff floats!
__________________
I almost dated a psychic.....


She left me before we met.
youronlysin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2004, 08:25 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: chicago
Posts: 2,216
Problem is, that stuff floats! heheh
__________________
good luck keith
scuba_steve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2004, 08:55 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Athens, TN.
Posts: 3,598
OK, mine don't float. Am I missing something?

"This Hawaiian dry-base rock is ideal for all marine aquariums.It comes from a quarry in Hawaii and is used in the paving of the runways and roads.Instead of importing asphalt, they crush this up which is why a lot of roads there are lighter in color.The rock is a calcium-carbonate base,which makes it very dense and helps stabilize the ph to an average of 7.8-8.2.This makes it great for african cichlids and all marine environments.

There are plenty of holes,fissures,and cevasses for smaller marine inhabitants to find shelter.Live corals,corallines,macro-algae and the many varied species of anemone all adapt quite easily and begin to show developement quickly.

The color varies from a nice light cream to a red-bronze hue which can brighten up an aquarium in contrast to the dark volcanic and lava base rock currently in local stores.It's dense characteristics and hard structure keep it intact unlike the soft Tufa stone.If you look you might find fragments of shells and calcium tubes whos owners existed long ago.

If you used all Live rock it would cost alot and the pieces you put on the bottom are going to lose most of their life in darkness,using our rock as 80 percent of the total rock in your tank and adding just a few Live Fiji,Tonga, or Marshall will allow an ecosystem to develope and Save You Money.

Please view our feedback on Ebay under "BASE ROCK 60LBS" or"hirocks"to see what our satisfied customers have written"

I was mistaken, not volcanic rock after all.
__________________

__________________
Gerald

Vote for AquariumAdvice
dralarms is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
rock

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
what would cover volcanic rocks? Phoenixphire55 Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 3 10-11-2008 02:39 AM
Dead rock - Live rock - Cured rock - Uncured rock Charlie Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 5 07-08-2006 08:44 AM
volcanic rock kmgriff72 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 12 04-16-2006 01:38 PM
coral rock, base rock keys rock goinpostal Saltwater Reef Aquaria 2 02-07-2004 02:02 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:07 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.