CeramEco showcases eco-friendly and attractive aquascaping solution
While perusing the booths at MACNA 2011 in Des Moines, Iowa, I couldn't help but to stop and check out the CeramEco booth. On display were lots and lots of very unique and attractive rock shapes that were not only attractive but also offered an environmentally friendly solution to aquascaping a reef aquarium. We know about their frag plugs, but we wanted to find out more about these man-made rock displays.
Vida Rock is available in many different shapes and sizes depending on the needs of each individual aquarium. At first, the thought of having to colonize your rock with bacteria to support the biological load of the aquarium seemed like a long task, but the folks at CeramEco brought up some valid points on why it's well worth the wait. First, it's eco-friendly and isn't harvested from the ocean. Secondly, there are NO pests (i.e. Aiptasia, Bubble Algae, Nudis, Flatworms, etc.) that can quickly plague reef aquariums. Lastly, the shapes are phenomenal, which is especially helpful for someone like myself who is challenged at the art of aquascaping.
I purchased a "bonsai-shaped" Artisan Vida Rock and am excited to start my new nano project with it (more info on this in the future). According to CeramEco, they take requests from hobbyists to create one-of-a-kind custom aquascapes at affordable prices. We're excited to see more products from this company and we'd love to see some aquariums utilizing the Vida Rock!