|11-18-2012 04:13 PM|
|SpecGrrl||Nice fill in!|
|11-18-2012 03:55 PM|
As far as the lava rocks and their nitrate removing properties you mentioned, I'd bet this has something to do with the fact that it is a highly porous rock, essentially creating a gigantic growing bed for BB. As far as purchasing lava rock, I've actually dwelled on purchasing lava rock or driftwood from eBay for awhile now, I've done it in the past with small pieces of manzanita or malaysian driftwood, but right now I'm on a tight budget and I don't want to pay outrageous shipping costs. But then again, I might end up paying less overall, or getting more rocks/$ overall, which does not help my indecision and reluctance to shell out the money. I'm thinking of hitting up some stores in the city tomorrow and scouting. All I know is I want some, and if I walk into an aquarium store with money, well.... it's hard for me to leave with it
|11-18-2012 02:36 PM|
Here is an update. I have replaced the bacopa with Mayaca Fluviatilis (which has grown like crazy), removed the wisteria and replaced some of the dwarf sag with pelia. The guppy grass is gone as well.
I got the rocks from ebay, just search for lava rocks. Interestingly, I have these rocks in 2 different tanks, and the plants are doing a lot better in these 2. The nitrates are really low too with the rocks, in the shrimps tank they are actually 0. I suspect that lava rock has nitrates-removing properties.
|11-18-2012 07:02 AM|
|Bluek24a4||Nice tank Patrice.|
|11-18-2012 06:31 AM|
Also, nice tank ptr. Can't wait to see it fill up.
|11-18-2012 06:11 AM|
|Trail_Mix||Nice tank! Where did you get those rocks? I need to buy some good rocks and more driftwood for my tanks, and seeing that you're from NYC, I was wondering if you knew a good local source, or even if you had anything you'd be willing to sell for pick-up.|
|09-22-2012 03:09 AM|
|Zuni||looks like it'll fill in pretty well, Id move the bacopa to the back of the mountain though, once everything grows in you probably won't be able to see the mountain. Just a suggestion though.|
|09-21-2012 10:53 PM|
5.5g yellow shrimps mountain
Tank = 5.5g Fluval Chi.
Filter = Tetra whisper 10.
Light = Finnex Fugeray LED.
Java Moss wall
Floaters: Amazon Frogbit, Dwarf Watter Lettuce, Guppy Grass
Inhabitants: Yellow neocaridina colony, 1 assassin snail.