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    clay/fullers earth/cat litter

    hi ive just tried to order my usual koi clay from Nature's Grub and they seem to have given up on the koi side of things.
    so had an hour reading up about clays and come up with the three above options.
    what does everyone use or suggest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rolo View Post
    hi ive just tried to order my usual koi clay from Nature's Grub and they seem to have given up on the koi side of things.
    so had an hour reading up about clays and come up with the three above options.
    what does everyone use or suggest.

    keith
    I prefer Breeders Secret as compared to rivals it seems to dissolve far better in water, passing through the drum mesh thus not activating the drum’s cleaning cycle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WaterRhino View Post
    I prefer Breeders Secret as compared to rivals it seems to dissolve far better in water, passing through the drum mesh thus not activating the drum’s cleaning cycle.
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    I use cat litter, very cheap and exactly the same minerals, but you have the hassle of grinding it up. I use an old coffee grinder and just do a batch as and when I use it.

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    hi Alan
    think im going to give it a go i can get a new coffee grinder for £9 and either 5kg four pound something or 10kg for nine pound something.
    thanks for the heads up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rolo View Post
    hi Alan
    think im going to give it a go i can get a new coffee grinder for £9 and either 5kg four pound something or 10kg for nine pound something.
    thanks for the heads up.

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    Thinking the same mate. Massive saving.. Me likes

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    defo a big saving electric grinder from ebay less than £9 then five kilos of pettex cat litter (blue bag) from local pet store not the green one.
    and away we go with the wizzer. store it an air tight tub and grind it as required.. reading sankey mankey website it's not 100% sure but possibly helps keeps blanket weed under control as well.as long as it doesn'tt grow who's bothered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rolo View Post
    defo a big saving electric grinder from ebay less than £9 then five kilos of pettex cat litter (blue bag) from local pet store not the green one.
    and away we go with the wizzer. store it an air tight tub and grind it as required.. reading sankey mankey website it's not 100% sure but possibly helps keeps blanket weed under control as well.as long as it doesn'tt grow who's bothered.
    Never thought about the bw it's more the potential nutrients and the talks that it may help colour. And fines binding that's sold me on clay in the first place . So As long as the cat little dose the same win win like.

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    alan johnathan just found a pet shop in wakefield which is country wide. Jolley's
    5kg of pettex cat litter £2:09
    no guessing where in going.

    keith

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    Quote Originally Posted by rolo View Post
    alan johnathan just found a pet shop in wakefield which is country wide. Jolley's
    5kg of pettex cat litter £2:09
    no guessing where in going.

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    Ideal that mate for nowt. I'll have a look cheers buddy

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    Quick question. Does the cat litter not destroy the grinder? Or does it break down easily?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twhitenosugar View Post
    Quick question. Does the cat litter not destroy the grinder? Or does it break down easily?

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    Even if ya have to buy a new one every 6 month the saving will far out wieght at that. But still be integrated to know

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    the one i've ordered from ebay is made of stainless steel cliams it can handel seeds,nuts and beans only£8:89 .
    only to be used for the cat litter kept in fish house out of way of her must be obeyed if it
    lasts a couple of years im well in front.
    going to put cat litter in a resealable tub and just grind quantity required as and when needed.

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    When a get around to it and get the stuff am thinking of doing a batch now and then for quickness
    cup of cat litter
    cup of bicarb
    bit st.
    More stuff going in the pond than the fish lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajm View Post
    When a get around to it and get the stuff am thinking of doing a batch now and then for quickness
    cup of cat litter
    cup of bicarb
    bit st.
    More stuff going in the pond than the fish lol

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    Lol I had the same thought.

    Does it ever end?

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