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Alec 02-18-2004 08:39 PM


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.

Rolo 02-18-2004 10:14 PM

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.

ginnie5 02-19-2004 01:37 PM

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!!

Urkevitz 02-19-2004 10:31 PM

Scented or unscented?

ginnie5 02-19-2004 11:10 PM

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

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