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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-03-2013, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
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Planted tank w/lava rock

Im seting up a 20gl w/dirt and for the cap I thinking of useing small red lava rock pieces mix w/sand will red lava rock put to much Iorn in my soil. Thanks.
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No that's perfectly fine. Just make sure to use a sufficient amount to cap the soil completely.
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Kareen, I just used lava rock...Rinsed it before using. I made 'sausages' out of it, in old knee high nylon stockings, to put UNDER my substrate, for elevations.
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If the sand and lava rock are different sizes, they will separate over time and you will have three distinct layers. Smallest particle size on bottom.
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