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RE: diatomaceous earth/clay???


I believe what this is really called is Fullers Earth. This is more closer
related to Kitty Litter than diatomaceous earth.

Tom Bates
Allentown, PA

>Date: Mon, 6 Dec 1999 08:58:32 -0800 (PST)
>From: samm <wmaster26 at yahoo_com>
>Subject: diatomacous earth/clay???

>Hi everyone...
>in search of alternative substrate material--other
>than the 2-3mm gravel which seems to have disappeared
>off the face of the planet!--I ran accross something
>interesting at the LAPS (local auto parts store)
>yesterday.  They material is used for absorbing oil
>off of the ground and the package says that it can
>absorb oil/moisture equal to its own wait...the
>packaging also says that the stuff is "diatomacous"
>earth???  I believe this might be similar? different?
>in some ways to the kitty litter stuff which says
>"ground clay"...I looked this up in the archives and
>it seems that diatomacous earth is posted for being
>used in the pool? as diatom filter?  but this can't be
>right--can it?--since the stuff sells for $4 for a
>50lb bag???  could I have misspelled it????
>I am interested in how this stuff differs from the
>ground caly?  is it possibly useful for the substrate?
 >if not...how about as diatom powder (how)???

>please shed some light on this for me!

>samm, Los Angeles

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