Originally Posted by Only200
I've heard that what dose the vinegar do. What dose it react to I'm sure it would be somewhat of a trace element but anyone know which one or is it do to biological waste I'm sure it works but wanting to know why/how and I'm sure there's more to it then that. But thank you for the info
vinegar is an acid, when you pour vinegar on a rock it will cause it to react with the carbonates in the rock causing the rock to literally dissolve. The acid content of the vinegar dissolves the carbonates by breaking down the parts that make up the rock. not a quick process to dissolve a whole rock though. I'm sure there is more to that but its been years since I've been in science class lol. Lava rock is ok to use in your tank just soak it and leave it in the sun as suggested, I've read many conflicting stories on lava rock so I couldn't tell you if boiling the rock will work or not.