Is Ash Safe?

Discussion in 'Aquarium Aquascaping' started by AJE, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. AJEWell Known MemberMember

    So were I live a volcano just erupted and a ton of ash landed near me. I was spreading on my plants and saw it sunk to the bottom of some water I have. So would it be a safe aquarium substrate?
  2. kayla.sWell Known MemberMember

    I'm no expert on it, but I was just thinking wouldn't it be really messy when doing a water change/vacuum??...
    I'm not too sure what it would do on a chemical level but I'm just thinking practically now... though I've never seen ash in water so I don't know, lol
  3. Discus-TangWell Known MemberMember

    You know the way the surrounding areas of volcanoes thrive? I'm thinking that it will help your plants but maybe raise your pH a bit.
  4. bryangarWell Known MemberMember

    I don’t think it’s the ash that makes the surrounding areas so full of plants. Im guessing its the lava rocks that covers the ground which help with growing plants. That’s what eco complete is, lava rocks. It will probably raise his Ph and hardness.
  5. AJEWell Known MemberMember

    It just
    sunk to the bottom of my water bucket when some got in
  6. kayla.sWell Known MemberMember

    Yeah I'm sure it would sink but I mean if you had a whole lump of the stuff in there at the bottom and you swirled your finger on it will it not kick up and make the water dirty?

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