Lava Rock

zylumn

New member
Can you use lava rock in a SW aquarium to replace base LR. ?

I am currently cycling a 20 gal reef with 16 lbs of lr and I have about 10 lbs of nice lava rock that I could use as a base? Alse have a 5 lb beautiful chunk of dead red coral (half size of volleyball) can I use it and will anything beneficial attach and grow on it.
KD
 

scav1180

New member
I heard something about the lava rock bleeding color or something. Not sure. I have bunch of lava rock also but I never used it.
 

zylumn

New member
Yes it is real Lava Rock and it was used in a SW tank 4 years ago and has sat dry since then. The previous owner did not have much success with his reef tank but looking at his journal of his tank that came with the lava rock his main prob. was overstocking.
 

bertoni

Premium Member
Lots of people use lava rock with success. I personally would worry about leaching, but the rock is not likely to cause problems.
 
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