Hydroton In Aquarium

  1. abheeshs Member Member

    Is it a good idea? They are normally used for aquaponics. But can I use them to house bacteria as they have huge surface area.
  2. KinsKicks Fishlore VIP Member


    I see no problem with it for bio media; it's just LECA (Lightweight Expanded Clay Aggregrate) and that baking process makes them virtually indestructible. I know they make clay biomedia for housing BB too in the same process.

    Just make sure to double check the ingredients list for anything that might be suspicious.

    Hope this helps and beta of luck!

  3. abheeshs Member Member

    Any idea where I can get some? All searches shows like 10litre bags.
  4. Piaelliott Well Known Member Member

    PetSmart has small bags.

  5. abheeshs Member Member

    Their website doesn't show anything for 'hydroton' or 'leca'.
  6. Piaelliott Well Known Member Member

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  8. Piaelliott Well Known Member Member

    This is the PetSmart product
    • Lightweight, odorless kiln-fired clay
    • Provides plant and root stability
    • Encourages growth of beneficial bacteria

    This is LECA
    Expanded clay aggregate - Wikipedia

    Sounds the same to me.