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    Thread: Fuller's Earth for anoxic baskets?

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      Fuller's Earth for anoxic baskets?

      Hey, folks,

      I still haven't located "Oil Dri," but I did find this stuff at tractor supply yesterday:

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      100% Fuller's earth. Would that work for anoxic baskets?

      Thanks,

      Bill

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      Your tractor supply does not carry oil dry? If not look in the pet isle for generic unscented kitty litter

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      Might just be a $20 word for plain old clay oil dry. Check amount of fines, granule size and if it holds up in water. Cat litter typically has less dust (fines) than oil dry.
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      Any Walmart has the right cat litter.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy View Post
      Any Walmart has the right cat litter.
      Yes special kitty non clumping natural clay


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      I think that will work.

      https://s3.amazonaws.com/tai-epminer...pdf?1525199789

      You are looking for high kiln temperatures when the clay is baked. This has that. See in fact sheet above. The size looks good in the pictures as well. You want a bigger size depending on your baskets. What I did when creating mine, I sifted it using my basket to separate that which would go through and that which would not. I then placed the larger size around the outside and the smaller in the middle.

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      I needed to top off the anoxic filter baskets and Walmart was 90 minute drive, so got this at Ace Hardware. The clay pieces aren't super tiny like some I've seen.

      https://www.acehardware.com/departme...sorbents/11372

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      Quote Originally Posted by Kathy View Post
      I needed to top off the anoxic filter baskets and Walmart was 90 minute drive, so got this at Ace Hardware. The clay pieces aren't super tiny like some I've seen.

      https://www.acehardware.com/departme...sorbents/11372
      Did you read Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) that is linked to website you posted for the absorbent clay you got from ACE Hardware? You think this is safe for pond?

      Edit: The MSDS sheet is under Specifications. I am not saying it is bad or good,I do not know, just wanted ensure you saw the MSDS.

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      Silica dust is the main health concern as it can get in your eyes and lungs. Be carful while you are sifting or poring it into the baskets. Once you rinse it there is little danger. I've had oil-dri in my pond for over two years without issue. I believe that there are others here that have been using it for much longer. It has also been used in fish tanks which would concentrate any risks.

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      If you're a gardener you're constantly exposed to silica dust. It's everywhere. Mow the lawn in dry conditions you're probly kicking some up. If exposed to a concentrated setting just have a good dust mask handy. Not the cheap 25 cent ones. Some things can be rinsed or wetted in advance to processing. My new garden tractor and tiller both have silica dust warning labels. In today's excessive legal climate one can expect extreme warning labels for most products. It's a legitimate concern that can be managed but doesn't need treated like radioactive material.

      Personally I use the additive free cat litter because it's typically processed better to eliminate dust vs the oil clean up products.
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      You don't have to wear a mask. You will be just fine.

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      That's what I use and it just fine barely any dust n no clumplng.

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