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    Default Anyone know what this is???

    Received some fish a few times now with blue sand in the bag. I am guessing its either an ammonia absorber or has biological activity for processing ammonia and nitrites. I have received pieces of biofilters before in the bag but this was the first time I received sand. I was wondering if any of you have seen it or know where one can buy it...I am just curious. It seems to work well what ever it is.


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    Default Re: Anyone know what this is???

    Since I am just guessing I'll say zeolite.
    I have heard of some shipping with it.
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    Default Re: Anyone know what this is???

    Quote Originally Posted by coralbandit View Post
    Since I am just guessing I'll say zeolite.
    I have heard of some shipping with it.
    That was my thought too Tom. the color throws me though. I wonder if they used meth blue as well and the zeolite absorbed it,


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    It almost looks like this stuff, pardon my scientific explanation.

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    Chuck it does look very similar... I wonder if theres a generic version that has a smaller grain for commercial applications.
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    Default Re: Anyone know what this is???

    I was also going to guess zeolite - it's used for ammonia absorption. My assumption would be that there is a supplier that carries a smaller grain than I can find online. Either that, or a little percussive persuasion to get them into smaller pieces for shipping.

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    They also make kitty litter with zeolite I believe.
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    Default Re: Anyone know what this is???

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlyc11 View Post
    They also make kitty litter with zeolite I believe.
    Make sure to buy unscented cat litter.eggs

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    Quote Originally Posted by CliffsDiscus View Post
    Make sure to buy unscented cat litter.eggs
    And make sure the cat didn't already use it.
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    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Clinoptilolite is a natural zeolite

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