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Help need a brand name!

i have been told to use Kitty litter as a clay Source for my start over on my planted tank, the problem is i need the brand name on the clay that is pure clay with nothing else added.
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You may want to try Turface instead of kitty litter.

maybe this.....http://www.trappist.net/estore/merch...gory_Code=soil
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You may want to try Turface instead of kitty litter.

maybe this.....http://www.trappist.net/estore/merch...gory_Code=soil
if i was working with an unlimited budget that would work fine Problem is i have 10 bucks to spend to get the substrate that i don't already have IE Clay and peat. So im kinda limited on what i can buy and from where.
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Be prepared for the mess! I experimented with kitty litter once. Cloudy water, never again.


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Be prepared for the mess! I experimented with kitty litter once. Cloudy water, never again.
it will be buried deep and clouding from is Shouldn't be an issue(i plan to fill very slowly to avoid stirring up the substrate) for just that reason!
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you could try schultz also it pretty cheap. cant help you with the kittly litter just look for the cheapest there is with out additives

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You can find Turface stuff in John Deer tractor supply shops if you have one near you. But Im sure its more than $10. I think $25-30 for 50lb's.
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shultz's aquasoil @ homedepot for $6 fora 5lbs bag. It'll fill up a 10G tank nicely.


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shultz's aquasoil @ homedepot for $6 fora 5lbs bag. It'll fill up a 10G tank nicely.
Tank is 55 gallons lol but thanks i will check that one out!
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I bet you could place a WTB add here on the forum for substrate. You could ask to have it shipped in a couple of flat rate boxes. Maybe get some good stuff for not much money. Good luck, I hope somebody chimes in..
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I bet you could place a WTB add here on the forum for substrate. You could ask to have it shipped in a couple of flat rate boxes. Maybe get some good stuff for not much money. Good luck, I hope somebody chimes in..
Ok the problem again is i have 10.00 i can spend and Only 10.00 so i am forced to shop locally, and cheaply! Kitty litter that is pure clay will work great for what i am planning i just need the name brand that is PURE CLAY with no additives!
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Not sure of a brand either, it is often a generic type. Just look at the ingredients. It should say: "Ingredient: Clay." Nothing else. No perfumes, chemicals, odor crystals, or anything else. If your local Mart doesn't have any, look around in the auto area for "oil-absorbent", and look at the ingredients. You may be able to find pure clay there.

There is quite a debate about the need to add pure clay, and what type(s) might be needed, but I assume that you've looked at your options and are comfortable with your choice. From every article and post that I've found, it sounds like at least one type of "pure clay cat litter" is available at any "Mart" (Wal-, K, Fred's), and other similar stores (Target), even some grocery stores. Also from what I'm reading, it is generally hidden low on the shelves (maybe behind a display of rhinestone collars), is generic-looking, and is cheaper than any other option.

Hope this helps! I'll be interested to learn whether it is as easy to find as the posters and authors think!! Lots of luck!
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Excellent link! Exactly what the doc ordered!!
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Also, you might want to keep an eye out for oil dry in the auto section of your big box stores. It's a pita to rinse (do it in very small batches in a coliander) but it looks pretty nice and is about as cheap as kitty litter.
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