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Old 12-31-2013, 03:42 PM   #1
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Vigoro Red Lava Rocks


I got a bag at HD (http://www.homedepot.com/p/Vigoro-0-...897/100427379#). Are they safe for aquarium use?
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Old 12-31-2013, 03:52 PM   #2
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I was considering using some as a base/wall behind some dragon stone so I am curious about this also. If you already have some you could put some in a bucket and raise the PH to see what happens.
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Old 12-31-2013, 04:13 PM   #3
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Yes I do have the bag but if its not safe I rather not open it so I can return it. So hopefully someone will chime in soon.
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Old 12-31-2013, 04:23 PM   #4
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I have a canister filter full over them... No issues.
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I have a canister filter full over them... No issues.
Hi..is it the same bag? If so, how does it need to be prepped? And are you using it for bio-media?
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Old 12-31-2013, 04:38 PM   #6
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I've used it both in canister filters, wet drys, and in the tank itself. no issues.
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Lava rock is all about the same stuff - basalt full of air bubbles.

It's been used for a long time in all sorts of aquaria, it's generally inert and won't affect the water chemistry.

The stuff is pretty dirty, so it might be worth washing/rinsing it, but other than that, should be fine.
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Thanks to all who took out the time to reply
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