kitty litter as substrate

Discussion in 'Aquarium Aquascaping' started by Tony G., Nov 25, 2009.

  1. Tony G.

    Tony G.Fishlore VIPMember

    I have read in a few pages now that there are people using kitty litter as substrate? would t be safe to buy the kind that dont have any scents and things like that, wash it out really well and use it as a substrate?
  2. redlessi

    redlessiWell Known MemberMember

    Hi Tony, that really sounds gross:;laughing but I guess if it works thats all that would matter......
  3. OP
    Tony G.

    Tony G.Fishlore VIPMember

    hahaha! clean ofcourse :giggle:

  4. mathas

    mathasWell Known MemberMember

  5. OP
    Tony G.

    Tony G.Fishlore VIPMember

    thanks! I'll give i'll read it right now :)
  6. I was just wondering,

    after a while, would'nt it break down and turn into

    a muddy mess..........:;dk
  7. OP
    Tony G.

    Tony G.Fishlore VIPMember

    ok... no WAY! i was just curious, never! i think i would go for sand instead.
    Thanks mathas!
  8. crazedACD

    crazedACDValued MemberMember

    Oh wow, I don't think I'd be comfortable taking the chance with that stuff. Pool filter sand for me..$10 for 50lbs, cheaper than kitty litter!
  9. harpua2002

    harpua2002Fishlore VIPMember

    +1, pool filter sand is very cheap and all the fish that I've kept with it seem to like it.
  10. OP
    Tony G.

    Tony G.Fishlore VIPMember

    sounds good! now if i cna get a pool store here LOL i will search!
  11. Godfather6reatNew MemberMember

    you would think since your basic kitty litter is just clay
  12. Aquarist

    AquaristFishlore LegendMember

    Hello Tony. I'm glad you did your research first. You would end up with a really big mess and probably dead fish if you tried it. Just the thought even sounds nasty LOL
    Happy Thanksgiving!
  13. NejiValued MemberMember

    This might sound like a rhetorical question.. but how do you get clean kitty litter? I thought the litter cats produce is dirty and smelly :S
  14. OP
    Tony G.

    Tony G.Fishlore VIPMember

    I meant as ine never used before LOL

    BTW, im going with sand, im gonna start washing it tonight
  15. MissMTS

    MissMTSFishlore VIPMember

    Lol, sounds like a good choice ;)
  16. Butterfly

    ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

  17. OP
    Tony G.

    Tony G.Fishlore VIPMember

    LOL its not pool filter sand, couldnt find any. Just regular play sand.... i was too lazy to clean it today LOL i will do it tomorrow. Nice to see you back carol :)
  18. BearNew MemberMember

    Did I read something into the kitty litter that I shouldn't have use it as substrate to grow plants and cover it with your choice of gravel?
  19. Amanda

    AmandaFishlore VIPMember

    He's talking about using it straight out of the bag....cats don't produce litter on their own. ;)

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