Any one used Pumice stone

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Any one used Pumice stone

Unread postby syed.ali » Thu Jun 18, 2015 11:42 am

I has being reading on net and was wondering if any one has actually used pumice as bio filter media, pumice is nothing but scrubbing stone generally used by all ladies :D to remove dead skin, its cheap and readily available.



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Re: Any one used Pumice stone

Unread postby Abhishek » Thu Jun 18, 2015 1:21 pm

If its porous you can use it :)

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Re: Any one used Pumice stone

Unread postby syed.ali » Thu Jun 18, 2015 2:27 pm

it is super porous, it is same as used by seachem for matrix. They process it and i guss check if there is no impurity in it. There are lot of thread on various sites where they are talking about it, but didnt find any one using it and providing feedback on it. So wanted to know if any one here has used it.

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Re: Any one used Pumice stone

Unread postby Abhishek » Thu Jun 18, 2015 3:16 pm

Well I haven't used it, but also read in forums outside that people have used it after thorough cleaning.

Seachem matrix I am also using and loved it quality :)

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Re: Any one used Pumice stone

Unread postby Abhi » Fri Jun 19, 2015 8:04 am

Pumice is used readily and is good. only concern is, that it floats so need to have it in bags for better management.
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Re: Any one used Pumice stone

Unread postby syed.ali » Sat Jun 20, 2015 10:42 am

Seachem like i said is pretty much the pumice :), but in our case u would be using it with shrimp so better play safe. :)

Bag is not an issue, i will use a net pouch