Cat Litter

Discussion in 'Substrates' started by beeky, 12 Dec 2007.

  1. beeky

    beeky Member

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    Thinking 'old school' there are some references to using cat/kitty litter as a substrate. Does anyone know what the attraction was of this? It's probably old hat now, but I quite like the idea of trying it. My worry is that you don't know what's in it - de-odourisers etc.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. JamesC

    JamesC Member

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    Bexley, Kent
    Cat litter works very well as a substrate, especially if you do water column dosing. It is a granular fired clay and has a high CEC vaue. Things to watch out for are perfumes that are sometimes added and also baking soda is sometimes added to neutralise odours. Can sometimes be a bit messy to work with. Due to it's light weight it can be difficult to hold plants down. On the plus side it is very cheap.

    James
     

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