What about quartzite? In a saltwater tank. 1st one could rip fish’s fins. I know that limestone increases the hardness of water but i already have hard water. Will the dye eventually come off and be safe for the beta? I cleaned several with hot water. Adding lava rocks in the aquarium not only enhances your aquarium beauty but also makes a more comfortable and home-like environment to your aquarium inhabitants. Hi everyone, I'm in midst of setting up my new planted tank and intend to use lava rocks (2 - 3 cm) under the substrate. If you have low pH then you can use this. I sculpt with porcelain also. Like call, it had it’s ups and downs. You can easily clean plastic stones along with your silk plants. Thank you for taking the time and effort to post this list of safe vs. not safe rocks for aquarium use. Great info. It is pretty much just carbon, like a piece of driftwood. ... oh also sea glass which is softened by being in the sea that I’ve also boiled i want to have you double check me tho make sure I’m not putting anything harmful in my tanks. using river stone is easier. In geological terms we consider pumice (that bubbly lava rock) acidic, and I'm not sure over what timescale it would affect your water. My plan is freshwater inhabits. Mjrkiller308 is Microcrystalline Quartz (Jasper, Agate, and Sard). about a year ago I bought 6 bags for 16 bucks a piece.... New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the PlantedTank community. But I would not use clay. A wide variety of lava rock for sale options are available to you, such as graphic design. Any rock with sharp edges is not good. I realized this is not what you are talking about here, but what "type" of rocks are dangerous. The safest stones are plastic stones from a pet store. You can’t expect everyone here on this site to speak English as fluently as others. Well not everyone on the planet has perfect English. We seriously supposed to take advise from people with such poor levels of spelling & grammar it’s unreadable? A place for aquatic flora and fauna enthusiasts! Sent from my KFFOWI using Fish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum mobile app Nov 20, 2016 I appreciated the articles on rocks, those are thing we new tank owners wouldn’t even think about. Hi Monty, you could make a new post ( if on mobile device its the red pencil , select new topic) that will allow you to post photo. Pumice is very similar, but I think the Seachem Matrix is better sized for aquarium use, having a more uniform size to the rocks. Mainly you want to be sure there’s no algae or oily contaminants on them, and you should not use soap. I have petrifed wood in my tank! Silk plants are also are less complicated to care for then live plants; if you less time and energy than necessary to maintain a complex aquarium environment. I see people with Tera cotta pots in their freshwater tanks...what about grey pottery clay? Very pretty my betta is spoiled XD. you read and agreed to the. I have angels, platys,swords and tetras. This 100 percent natural pumice stone is made with pure volcanic lava (hence the dark color), and it's v effective at getting rid of the toughest of calluses. yes, it sure is tough to break. My 150 gallon talk was wonderful. Perhaps it will be too late to matter but, Obsidian is quite safe. That is an awesome list...if you add to your quartz area it would help others... varieties of quartz include agate, jasper, chalcedony, adventurene, and some others...like amethyst. Informative. I used to have lava rocks in some aquariums, but now they all have driftwood. Fish can harm them selves on sharp edges. Very informative site, thanks. it’s not safe. They are brightly colored, smooth stones and I thought they would be beautiful in a beta tank. I learn something new every day. this by far out of all the tanks I have had has to be most beautiful of all. Use lava rocks to give small fish places to hide or just to give yur aquarium some atmoshpere. I'd crush my own but that's cause I like inexpensive diy solutions. I am reslly not sure. After finding this out the hard way, I now use it to reduce my pH if needed by placing it in the aquarium for a day or three. I have a 75 gal tank and I just put it up within the last 6 months. Good luck and if you have a stone that doesn’t fit any of these descriptions, then just look it up on the web or shoot me a personal message and I’ll try to help you further. Just wanted to add that Malachite is poisonous and dissolves in water as well as releases toxic fumes when moist. 1,540 lava rock for sale products are offered for sale by suppliers on Alibaba.com, of which bracelets & bangles accounts for 5%, stone beads accounts for 1%, and stainless steel jewelry accounts for 1%. Do you have any info on using prehrite in an aquascape? Thanks in advance for the reply :). I heard you shouldn’t use amathyst with fish. Some are worse than others. If your water parameters are fine, DON’T use this rock! Provided the rock itself is safe. So if i put limestone in already hard water will it increase it even more or just do nothing? Word limit reached. is that lava is the melted rock ejected by a volcano from its crater or fissured sides while pumice is a light, porous type of pyroclastic igneous rock, formed during explosive volcanic eruptions when liquid lava is ejected into the air as a froth containing masses of gas bubbles as the lava solidifies, the bubbles are frozen into the rock. When used in a Bonsai soil mix it helps to retain water and allows the roots to ramify very well. Unlike many rocks, it is lightweight enough to float on water until it becomes waterlogged. It would look great in the tank! MoNica, if you post a message on the forum, you can post pics too. This pumice stone's … I use Marble rocks in three of my large tanks. Quartz- This is the non-crystalized version of quartz, which is cheaper and easier to find. Slate- There are many sizes and the larger pieces can be very hard to find and much more expensive. The purpose of your filter media is to house billions of beneficial bacteria and other microorganisms that keep your pond alive, crystal clear and algae-free. Please leave me a comment. Let's take a look at the lava rock versus bioballs debate. Thank you. This item POPETPOP Aquarium Pumice Stone Floating Rock Natural Pumice Aquarium Fish Tank View Landscaping Decoration 10cm 4pcs Natural Slate Stone -1 to 3 inch Rocks for Miniature or Fairy Garden, Aquarium, Model Railroad & Wargaming (2) The ones i have were bought at pet stores. and thats the cheapest around! Lava Rock which is formed from the intense heat of volcanos has many hidden benefits for the aquarium that many hobbyists are not even aware of. Limestone will cause your water parameters to change (limestone mostly affects the PH and Hardness levels). Sandstone - A lot of people will say it’s safe, but it is, and it isn’t. I appreciate your short & to the point perfect analysis.... Hello, i recently put two rocks in my aquarium we had outside. I’m sure someone can help ID it. level 2. i like to find my own driftwood too. Press J to jump to the feed. Sentences hard. What about Malachite? Does anyone know if amythist( no idea how to spell it)can go in a tank? Safe & unsafe crystals & simi-precious stones in freshwater aquariums: Safe... Can I put this rose quartz in my aquarium, Found wood - what's safe to use in an aquarium and how to prepare it, How to clean rocks to put them in an aquarium, Sterilizing ocean driftwood and river rocks for your aquarium. *** Don’t boil rocks , they can explode. I also have a large piece of lava rock I have had for over 25 years and used in other tanks with no problem. If you are loking for a rock with holes in it, lava rocks for the bottom of the tank, or white sand, Firerocks.biz has your rock. I would like to make a cave of thin and flat quartzite stones like this. ill get it checked some time but even if it was jad i wouldint sell it. I rinsed, then baked them for approx 1 hr at 400. Thanks for the info! Thanks, again! By clicking 'Submit' or otherwise submitting this form you agree to the, By entering this site you declare I haven’t had any problems. Stone Colour: Beige / Light Brown Coverage: 8kg of 10-14mm pumice will cover approximately 3/4m 2 at 20mm depth. Thanks this was very helpful - based on this I am going to add black onyx and rose quartz to my aquarium, What about river rocks, found in running creeks. It hasn’t had any affect on my fish. There ARE bituminous coal that is high in sulfur, but I think you would have to burn or subject that to pH’s incompatible with life to release. I read that kyanite cannot go into aquariums. no. Pumice stone is also porous, but is an igneous rock that forms when hot volcanic lava mixes with colder air or water, forming bubbles that weaken the rock structure, making it very porous. There are a few pink stones that look bright in there. Do you think any of the growstone has material that would leech ? It doesn’t seem to be hurting them. Boulders, planters, gravel, and more… Featherock is the trademark name for a lightweight, natural volcanic stone called pumice. Pumice is a soft volcanic rock, which can absorb water and nutrients quite well. By Simon Eugster –Simon 14:41, 11 April 2006 (UTC) (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons. I get very little algae, and I do mean very little, and I do not have to clean tank as often. What about using a broken piece of marble from a countertop? So amythist is safe for a fish tank right ? There referred to as Microcrystalline Quartz Varieties. dusty and bad. By Didier Descouens (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4. A natural pumice stone is made out of volcanic rock with a pitted texture studded with volcanic glass. Anyone know if desert rose is aquarium safe? ye this is true i will be adding more rocks to the list periodically just wen i have time though but thanx for the rock suggestions chaos. Description: Pumice is a 100% natural light weight bubbly volcanic glass - essentially a "solid rock foam". This blog post on The Hidden Benefits of Lava Rock will give an insight into how this rock really does help. If you are loking for a rock with holes in it, lava rocks for the bottom of the tank, or white sand, Firerocks.biz has your rock. there are many different typs of lava rock the most common that is safe for aquariums is from the mines idk about the lave ones in hawii but they mite be safe to only with lots of cleaning. If its a cichlid tank or any other fish that requires a higher ph, then it is totally safe. Limestone - I would recommend to not use this stone, but they aren’t completely terrible. We have all kind of aquarium rocks of volcanic origin. Short statements good. Try the photo in post. I'd watch the acidity of your tank. And if so, how would you recommend that I clean them? Most sea glass is old bottle glass, some of it can be truly ancient glass. Is there any reason people may recommend not using it? Pumice is actually a kind of glass and not a mixture of minerals. Silk plants are best for fish as they do not harm fins; and fish love to hide, rest, and sleep on the silk leaves. my fish are doing fantastic. I am concerned that the crystals & semi-precious stones I own could have been cleaned with something that might be harmful to my fish. Since i can’t know what might effect the parameters, i just decided it wasn’t worth the risk. lol. a master member at My Aquarium Club. Like perlite, pumice is a type of volcanic glass. Also i putsome agate in there and my levels shot up. More like a rock after firing. I dont know much about rocks but i recognized most of the names. I have no knowledge as to what this surrounding mineral is or if it will be reactive in an aquarium setting. This is very informative. Thank you! LAVA ROCK , POROUS STONE: These stones are natural aggregates of lava of volcanic origin and therefore very light because they are exceptionally very porous. How about porcelain? Petrified wood- Petrified wood is very interesting because it is permineralized wood that has been buried under layers of sand in river channels that were later covered by volcanic ash, which helped permineralize these logs. Methylene Blue for Freshwater Fish - How to use this versatile & safe medication. I'm not sure how'd you crush it, or how you'd clean it enough to get the dust out of the pores.. I’d like to say I had a bag of Marble Garden rocks. Wondering if pudding rock is on the no no list? I ask because turquoise from the American southwest in particular usually appears along with copper based ores. It looks like pumice, being porous and lightweight. hmm you giving me doubts. If the parameters change considerably, we'd advise against using the rock in question in your aquarium. you might want to consider building a tumbler to do the job. it cant be jad. With an assortment of filter media out there in the pond world from filter pads to bio-ribbon to lava rocks to bio balls. This answered my question clearly, thank you! Roots can't grow into the Lava rock. Boiling is ok for most things but need not be done over and over. time consuming. My mom lives in a town where they mine it, so I could get either/or. That was after soaking it for a month prior. Thanx and I hope this helps someone. So... what do you think? its in my little 10 gallon. A fired glazed porcelain pot is probably okay becuase it is stronger and less porous. I think I could ship two bags worldwide and still make profit for that amount. The Hidden Benefits of Lava Rock. Not intruding on your Blog Mj, but another couple very common and acceptable rocks for your aquarium are Lace rock and Texas holey rock. Im planning to aquascape my old 10 gallon to look almost like a mine. Broken marble top or slat most surly has sharp edges if broken. some of the base rocks that are attached to the quartz can be bad...but the crystals alone are all ok. Thank you....I was thinking it was toxic or had high mineral content which would leach into the tank....Is there any clay that could be used in aquariums? Both sandstone and limestone are sedimentary rocks that were formed without a great deal of compression, thus allowing for their high levels of permeability. I held them together with 100% silicone caulking which I read was a very safe adhesive for use in a fish tank. thanx i its real jade then that rock isworth aroun $30,000 lol but yah iwouldnt use the limestone bro. Thanks for the information. Also keep the water clean and the chemistry and temperature right; along with safe and nutritious foods, and fish can live longer. Thanks so much for your advice re my guard for my guppie tank. Where are located that its 63 bucks a bag? Lava rock for fish tank filter media bacteria colonization Inexpensive & effective HI, I know a place where I can get Serpintine Rock and also Cryptonite which are both very similar. I had run a salt water reef tank from the 80’s into the 90’s. So i have three fossils but theyre in limestone if im right. dusty and bad. So, adding lava rocks is definitely going to help you and your aquarium in many ways. The darker the piece the more hazardous it could be in an aquarium. Image By Hannes Grobe, Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, (Own work) [CC BY-SA 2.5], via Wikimedia Commons. So, this is exactly what I was looking for. For this reason it is listed on the not to use list. na it cant be jade it just looks similar to jade. Although one piece is outside in a bucket of water. There is a long list of safe and unsafe rocks so I’m going to get right into it. Pumice rocks are igneous rocks which were formed when lava cooled quickly above ground. It’s volcanic glass. i might just save up for my eco complete. I have located several slices that have a very hard, lacy, creamy edge which will take on the appearance of foamy sand at the waters edge. I’m thinking that (yet to be named) her tiny fins will be torn to shreds by the sharp edges. The bands of different colours really glow. This is why porcelain tiles are stronger and better than ceramic clay tiles. Crystals and gems made of most genuine gemstone is ok, there are a few I’d skip. I sculpt with grey clay if you are speaking of sculpting clay, and it is toxic. To mimireco: yes I do have pics of that rock cave and would be happy to send to u. I’m going to try putting pics on this site but u can and I can send directly to you. Is there a purpose for pumice other than aeration for the roots ? Is genuine agate ok to put in a freshwater aquarium with a betta? Remember, I can’t list them all. I have a chunk of really cool rock that is granite on the outside and unpolished quartz where the rock made its journey it somehow got broken and I am wondering can I put it my thirty gallon tank that I am planning on filling with guppies. Lava rock also helps retain water and create a good structure when part of a Bonsai substrate. Jade - This rock is very, very expensive for the real thing. It already has two quartz in it but i wanted to add my fossils and obsidian in. well then im rich. Crystalline Quartz (Rock Crystal, Amethyst, Citrine, Rose Quartz, Smokey Quartz). A rock for every project. However, it is worth it for what you can do with it. pain in ass. That is the rock removed during copper mining. I buy the bag of white Marble rocks at homedepot and wash before putting in tanks. i dont think its real jad but it looks kewl its about 3 inches tall and 2.5 inches whide. If so can I use growstone instead. but isnt lava rockfrom old lava being dryed i believe by water like oceans or rivers or lakes it flows into, cuz wheni was in hawaii in 06′ there was alot of lavarock forations on north shore and by waikiki.but it may come from mines too idk much aboutthis rock so but no prob by he way bro. I also have a small unpolished obsidian rock, could i use that too? I have sandstone in my betta tank.I havent had any probelems so far.Over here our water is VERY soft. I also added wood meant for aquariums. Do you know if polished amethyst is safe? Just recently joined! Is porcelain safe for a fresh water tank? The problem is the rocks get a lot of brown almost black algea. I just bought my little grans a beta this afternoon, the water is declorinating as I type. Lava rocks belong to scoria type. After reading your article I’ve decided to play it safe and not use it. They are commonly either light-colored (red) or dark (black). Our stones are products of a rare volcanic occurrence, formed by a molten lava explosion 40,000 years ago which released gasses to create the distinctive spongy texture of Featherock. Then test and record the pH, hardness, nitrate and phosphate. Can I use those in a betta bowl? And both will scratch glass easy. I have fired porcelain nick nacks in my aquariums, and no problem. i will post pictures once i have made enough lava rock substrate (with hammer) for my 5gallon. Shale and schist may have sharpish edges which may be a problem for some fish, but they’re handy to make caves and such. Petrified wood is very expensive, and rare, for large pieces. 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