Hydroton In Aquarium

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by abheeshs, Jul 16, 2017.

  1. abheeshsValued MemberMember

    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

    KinsKicksFishlore VIPMember


    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. OP

    abheeshsValued MemberMember

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

    PiaelliottWell Known MemberMember

    PetSmart has small bags.
  5. OP

    abheeshsValued MemberMember

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

    PiaelliottWell Known MemberMember


    I assume this is what you want?
  7. OP

    abheeshsValued MemberMember

    Is aquaponic clay same as LECA?
  8. Piaelliott

    PiaelliottWell Known MemberMember

    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.

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