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Lava rock OK for aquascape?

Trying to find some large rocks local is not working out well, but I can buy some Lava rock from one place, and it large, which is great, as the tank is 180g, it lighter color, wondering if others have used it for aquascape or suggest something else.

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Lava rocks are used all the time. Just make sure to clean before using. Personally I prefer the black colored lava rocks. Harder to find, but I think they look better then the red.
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Lava rocks are used all the time. Just make sure to clean before using. Personally I prefer the black colored lava rocks. Harder to find, but I think they look better then the red.
THanks, I was thinking black as well, but my substrate is black, so I was thinking that might not look good. WHat do you think?
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Personally the black on black looks good. I have a 20l with black sand, and black lava rocks. My tanks heavily planted, and I have a carpet of repens. So you cant really see the bottom. Plus the black rocks wont look the same color as the black sand.
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Personally the black on black looks good. I have a 20l with black sand, and black lava rocks. My tanks heavily planted, and I have a carpet of repens. So you cant really see the bottom. Plus the black rocks wont look the same color as the black sand.
Cool thanks for the info, now to go on the hunt as to where to find it.
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Good luck, and happy hunting!
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Do a Google image search on "lava rock aquascapes" and you'll find some really nice setups to use as inspiration.
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Cool thanks for the info, now to go on the hunt as to where to find it.
Check out your local rock quarries, that's where I found mine - it's about 10 times cheaper than fish store.

Black sand you can find for cheap at tractor supply. Black blasting sand


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