I snagged a Fluval Chi off Facebook because the filter and light are broken. I haven’t had a nano aquarium in 15yrs and this is going to go on my desk since I work from home. I almost ordered a couple hundred dollars worth of stone, plants, and lights but that takes a lot of the fun out of it.
didn’t have much for scaling so I headed to Lowe’s to pick up a new tub for growing some plants and breeding some fish in this summer and on a whim grabbed a bag of lava rock for around $3.50
I rinsed it and sorted out some darker rocks from the bunch to use. I have been obsessed with scapes that have arches and caves lately. So I thought I would try and build a decent looking cave out of some lava rock.
As you might know small lava rock doesn’t stack well because it is so light. So I have to rely on super glue to keep the rocks balanced.
Since the rocks are hard to keep together in a way that looks somewhat natural I used thick rubber bands to hold them.