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Old 11-05-2006, 09:54 PM   #1
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How does lava rock affect water quality? I've seen some very large lava rocks (at least I think they are lava rocks) in a tank and they look very cool.
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lava rock should not affect water chemistry i know many people who us it in there tanks, both FW and SW
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Great news, thanks!
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Certain lava rock can be VERY tricky in a saltwater tank and isn't reef safe...those small pits often contain large amounts of metals which could dissolve/break down in the tank and kill everything. It's used in FW & brackish tanks more then SW due to that risk.

Base rock cost's almost the same and is a much safer alternative. If seeded with lr the base will become live within a year or so.

Marco's base rock is reasonably priced.
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Are we talking about this kind of lava rock?

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Wow, that's the stuff, looks incredible! How are the old sponge docks doing? I lived in Clearwater back in the 80's...
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Old 11-10-2006, 01:52 AM   #7
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I agree and I have seen Marcos in a lot of tanks from people in my reef club. It is great stuff.
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