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organic soil and plant food / cat litter

please could someone check out these two links and give me advice to weather or not i can mix these 2 organic miracle grow plant foods with normal organic soil/peat/moss??

http://www.diy.com/nav/garden/garden...015220-9846751


http://www.diy.com/nav/garden/garden...015219-9846750

Also i am going to mix in some cat litter as it is very very cheap (1.99 for 8 liters) and it seems to me that it wont do any harm to add it,

One has the main ingredient of Bentonite ,

And the other has the main ingredient Attapulgite ,

Both of which are a type of mineralised clay , i have read up on these but want some expert advice on which one would be better/ safer for aquarium.

These will be capped with sand .

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well this is what i have just bought. its 100% organic and 100% free from chemicals and has 100% organically made fertilizer in it, Cost me 4.50 for a 37 lbs bag ,
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try to look for organic soil that does not contain manure or added chemical. Check the back for description.
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Ive done some reading on the net and it seems that all the miracle grow organic choice products do contain a composted poultry manure , BUt people are using miracle grow organic potting mix and having no problems. I may be wrong !
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Mine has Manure in it....
Not sure how much... I didnt look..
No problems in any of my tanks...


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I was just going to ask a similar question, I was reading up on mineralized substratum and seen they used pottery clay. In the frog hobby we use Dr elseys precious cat ultra which is pure Sodium Bentonite. Would this be a usable substance in the aquarium hobby? Sorry still in my research phase before setting up my tank.

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Ive done some reading on the net and it seems that all the miracle grow organic choice products do contain a composted poultry manure , BUt people are using miracle grow organic potting mix and having no problems. I may be wrong !
"Organic Choice Potting Mix" has chicken waste
"Organic Choice Potting Soil" has cow manure

The preferred type is the Potting Mix.

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Well what about miracle grows organic grow sack ? What kind of manure has that got in it ??? It doesnt say that it has manure in the ingredients??
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