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Where is a place to buy lava rock.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 12:29 am
by adroit14
I'm making a diy filter for my RES and wondered where i can find lava rock.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 6:41 am
by Kansasslider
Walmart, Home Depot, Menard's etc.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 11:10 pm
by adroit14
Kansasslider wrote:Walmart, Home Depot, Menard's etc.

And do i buy like the decoration lava rocks of what?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 3:15 am
by steve
Lava rock is more suited for very large filters. How big will it be?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 7:14 am
by Kansasslider
Lava rock like the kind for BBQ grills. It should also come in large bags for landscaping.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 5:32 pm
by adroit14
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.

Re: Where is a place to buy lava rock.

PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:26 am
by steve
Stars or ceramic media would be more efficient (more surface area) for a smaller filter.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2015 12:52 am
by Jeremiah
Not only that, but lava rock clogs way faster.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2015 9:07 am
by Kansasslider
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.