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    Shower Media

    I am in the process of building new fiberglass trays to replace the wooden trays of my shower. At present I am using lava rock for the media. As far as I can tell this is working well. When I set up the new fiberglass trays should I keep the lava rock, or try something else? I can't afford the Bacteria House Media. What about plastic bio balls? Or black Matalla pads?

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    I had a small shower filter on a QT and used bio-balls for media. The results were very good.

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    I have feather rock in my bakki and am quite pleased with it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sangreaal View Post
    I have feather rock in my bakki and am quite pleased with it....
    I'm sending you a PM Marie

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    so where can you get feather rock? I'd love to get some and have not seen it for sale locally.

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    fiberglass trays. Why not stainless......

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    Quote Originally Posted by dick benbow View Post
    fiberglass trays. Why not stainless......
    Dick

    I think it's called "the cost factor" plus not many can DIY stainless steel

    Are you and Dan and Sharon coming down to the Sakai Seminar next month?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dick benbow View Post
    fiberglass trays. Why not stainless......
    Cost and ease of making them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarolinaGirl View Post
    so where can you get feather rock? I'd love to get some and have not seen it for sale locally.
    There is only one source here in Oklahoma that I've been able to find, so you'll likely have to do some calling around to the various landscape and quarry suppliers in your neck of the woods to find it. As far as I know it is mined exclusively on the west coast near Maries back yard...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PapaBear View Post
    There is only one source here in Oklahoma that I've been able to find, so you'll likely have to do some calling around to the various landscape and quarry suppliers in your neck of the woods to find it. As far as I know it is mined exclusively on the west coast near Maries back yard...
    Yes, yes it is. I live at the foot of a volcano..... At less than a dollar a pound (I think I paid 47 cents per lb for mine) and really feather weight, you can get a lot of bang for your buck with feather rock. And I hear the FIR is off the charts.... *LOL*

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