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    The cat litter link takes you to Sanicat Pink at the best price I have found anywhere. This is the litter I have used. It is not Catsan. My apologies for my typo.

    As detailed in my basket design, and explained above, the tights were used to enclose my baskets. Besides making them safer to place in my pond with my fish, the legs of the tights are used to ball up the Aquabasis and the tops are used to enclose the baskets which helps keep mulm getting into the gaps between the litter and makes the baskets easy to spray off periodically without disturbing the litter or sending jets of water into the basket and so disturbing the anoxic properties. It's up to you whether you feel this would be a benefit or not.

    If you do use the tights and have any left over, you will not be judged for any imaginative use Anoxic filtrationAnoxic filtration


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    Forget the cat litter, just buy it as Sepiolite granules.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/ABSORBENT-G.../dp/B07N8CXCBZ

    Does anyone know what the 15-30 means?

    You can buy a ton for just under £800.

    Jay

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    Hi Koiz, I was just being silly about the tights, I had read your basket designs.

    Am I wrong in saying the sanicat pink was a nightmare to wash, which is what started your thread in the first place?

    Jay

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    Correct - but as you'll see by the end I changed my method of washing and realised the pink does not actually discolour the water once the baskets are submerged as I feared it would. I posted the photos of my experiments demonstrating this.

    See posts #22 & #23 Anoxic filtration

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    Koiz, that sanicat is an excellent price, it's £15 everywhere else.

    I've read your thread back and the Aquabasis is the 55% sand one, isn't there a better alternative out there?

    Jay

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    I do remember your photos, but thought they had gone through a few stages of wash by that time. (Sorry I was reading your thread late at night like this, so have obviously not taken it all in)

    So that's great news, at that price it's excellent. Thank you for that link.

    Jay

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    Re Aquabasis sand content - Very possibly, but as this had been used by many others and is shown on Manky's guide as a viable alternative to laterite, I went with it.

    To be honest, I wasn't aware of the proportion of sand in Aquabasis when I used it and no longer have the packet so cannot check. Having just looked over the JBL datasheet for it I can't find it's composition breakdown mentioned - though I am reading on my mobile and my eyesight is shite so I may have missed it!

    Not sure where the % of sand is mentioned but I'm guessing on the back of the packet?

    https://www.jbl.de/en/products/detai...aquabasis-plus


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