Other Turtle Discussion :: Where is a place to buy lava rock.

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Post Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 12:29 am   Where is a place to buy lava rock.

I'm making a diy filter for my RES and wondered where i can find lava rock.
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Post Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 6:41 am   Re: Where is a place to buy lava rock.

Walmart, Home Depot, Menard's etc.
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Post Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 11:10 pm   Re: Where is a place to buy lava rock.

Kansasslider wrote:Walmart, Home Depot, Menard's etc.

And do i buy like the decoration lava rocks of what?
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Post Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 3:15 am   Re: Where is a place to buy lava rock.

Lava rock is more suited for very large filters. How big will it be?
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Post Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 7:14 am   Re: Where is a place to buy lava rock.

Lava rock like the kind for BBQ grills. It should also come in large bags for landscaping.
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Post Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 5:32 pm   Re: Where is a place to buy lava rock.

steve wrote:Lava rock is more suited for very large filters. How big will it be?

Just a tiny filter, but the materials needed said lava rock so idk.
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Post Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:26 am   Re: Where is a place to buy lava rock.

Stars or ceramic media would be more efficient (more surface area) for a smaller filter.
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Post Posted: Sat Mar 07, 2015 12:52 am   Re: Where is a place to buy lava rock.

Not only that, but lava rock clogs way faster.
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Post Posted: Sat Mar 07, 2015 9:07 am   Re: Where is a place to buy lava rock.

For the record, I don't use lava rock or recommend it. People do use it but because I never have, I can't comment on its performance.
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