Due to the high volume of hardscape orders received, we cannot send photos of current inventory available or accommodate detailed customization. All hardscape sales are FINAL and are not eligible for return or exchange unless you have received the incorrect item(s).
Stones should be cleaned prior to use. Do NOT boil any stone hardscape.
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Black Lava Rock is an essential aquascaping stone that's often used in all types of aquarium setups such as planted tanks, freshwater, and brackish aquariums. Loved for its pourous texture, you will commonly see Black Lava Rock paired with epiphytic aquarium plants and aquatic or terrestrial mosses. Black Lava Rock also makes a great base for moss-covered stones as an accent to any aquascape since it is typically available in smaller sizes. Easy aquatic plants such as Anubias, Bucephalandra and fern plants will also self-attach rather quickly. Another benefit of having Black Lava Rock in a tank is its ideal habitat for the colonization of beneficial bacteria resulting in a healthier aquarium environment. The best thing about Black Lava Rock is that due to its relatively lightweight, you'll get more volume per pound.
How many pounds do I need?
We advise 2 x Tank volume in gallons = Total amount of pounds required
TIP: Take advantage of Lava Stone's porous texture! It provides a perfect surface for delicate aquarium mosses to grow on. We like Mini Pellia and Fissidens Fontanus!
Shipping, Returns and Refunds
Live plants are shipped Monday - Friday for all west coast orders. For all remaining states, live plants will only be shipped Monday through Wednesday and Friday to ensure they arrive at your doorstep 100% healthy.
Rimless aquariums will be shipped throughout the week via UPS or Fedex Ground. For more information, please visit our FAQ page.
Hard goods can be returned up to 14 days after receipt of purchase. Buyer is responsible for return shipping.
Due to its nature, we are unable to accept returns for live plants. In the unlikely event you are unsatisfied in any way, please contact us ASAP. We provide 100% DOA (Dead On Arrival) protection.
To be eligible for a refund/store credit, please contact us within 12 hours of receiving it and provide a photo of the item in its original packaging.
No worries, we’ll take care of everything as long as it fits the guidelines above.
Most answers to general questions can be found on our FAQ page.