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Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by moliveira, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. moliveira

    moliveira Junior Poster

    Apr 16, 2007
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    I am restarting my 150 x 50 x 60 tank. I would like to make it a planted Discus tank and love Corydoras. I am thinking of using 100% Aqua-Medic Volcanit as a gravel.

    I have made this choice using various considerations.

    1. Color: I would like a very dark color as this enhances the fish color and plants.
    2. Grain: I do not think the grain will hurt the soft bellys and fins of the corydoras
    3. I woulk like natural plants in my aquarium.

    Question: As I have no experience with Volcanit does anybody have an opinion?

  2. BHornsey

    BHornsey Lifetime Charter Member
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    Aug 4, 2006
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    I'm using it in one of my tanks. Aqua Medic's own advice is to top off with a fine gravel if you intend to keep bottom dwellers such as Corys as the gravel is quite sharp. I put a couple of cms of a fine black gravel over it.

    As it's only been running six weeks I can't comment it's efficacy as a substrate but everything seems to be growing in OK.
  3. sherry

    sherry Guru Class Expert

    Feb 23, 2006
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    don't count to much on layering being effective. the finer gravel/sand always works its way to the bottom

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