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Hi guys ,i'm trying my best to look for a brand that specifically says "Clay" in my area yet i couldn't find.

I've done a bit of research and saw that clumping sand is usually clay based (or something called Bentonite).

have any of you had any experience with that?

would very much appreciate your help!
 
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Your best bet is to go to Walmart and buy the red bag of cheap cat litter if you can.

This is just natural clay with no perfume or anything else.
 

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May not be a walmart over in Israel.
I've done a bit of research and saw that clumping sand is usually clay based (or something called Bentonite).
Never used clumping sand but the clay is bentonite when made for kitty litter
 
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sadly we do not have walmart in israel, i also tried looking for Special Kitty brand here and there's one kind :
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so i'm not sure :s
 
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Just look at the ingredients, make sure it is only clay.
 
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Regarding using plain cat litter, I have done this. I do put our (heavy clay) soil over the top, but still experience the particles of kitty litter coming to top of container and then ... into pond, and on bottom. Have tried a couple of times with different things (soil, large rocks, etc.) but still end up with kitty litter particles at bottom of pond. Does anyone have a solultion? What are you using? Thank you.
 

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i just leave split litter in the bottom of the pond, years later it is still just split litter. Has not caused any issues.
 
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The fish love picking through stuff that falls on the bottom of the ponds. I use a net every once in awhile anyways to remove excess rotting gunk as a maintenance procedure and I get stuff that falls in outta there also but I don't worry about whatever is left down there. Kitty litter is kind of a clearing agent for pond water for some reason. Must be the clay that does it cuz that's all it's made of.
 
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Yup. I leave it where it falls. The fish like to pick around in it - gives them purpose in life!
thank you all for your input. I appreciate it. Guess I'm not supposed to be concerned about it...☺
 
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Yup. I leave it where it falls. The fish like to pick around in it - gives them purpose in life!
I have a cam that watches my hot tub pond fish, they constantly are picking at the litter in one of the lily pots.
 
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