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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-18-2004, 08:39 PM Thread Starter
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Hi,

My sister is going off to college and shes giving me her empty 10 gallon tank so i decided to experiment with it before i do anyhting to my main tank. Right now i have a lot of cat liter around and was wondering if its a good substate and how would you go about cleaning it so the dust does not cloud the water to much.?

Please i need comments so i can start thanks.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-18-2004, 10:14 PM
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This question has been answered many times over, you would larn alot by using the search button. Cat litter is good, I would use it. Just rinse it off before use.
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special kitty is the brand I used, got it at wally world. you need to check it firs though and make sure it won't change your water. I did not rinse mine I just mixed it with some sand out that down and covered it with a good layer of sand. The tanks has been up and running for about a year with no problems. Over time some of the cat litter has crept to the top but it kind of looks natural. If I pull up plants there is major clouding but it usually clears up in a matter of hours. The roots on my plants are awesome. Its just now that I'm having to add anything for my swords. HTH!!

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unscented and NOT scoopable. Its just plain clay cat litter. I think its 1.97 a bag here.

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3 festivum
2 von rio tetras
3 rummy nose tetras
5 black neons
1 sae
2 bristlenose plecs
1 clown plec
3 clown loaches
2 borellis..male

10g shrimp tank, amanos and ghost shrimp
2 10g borelli tanks
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