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Would crushed tile make for good filter media?

The white porcelin type.

I just tiled my bathroom and I was thinking of crushing up the
scrap pieces and puting it in my filter.
i google for "crushed tile filter media" but no proper/successful results.

but do you know what are the inside those tiles ?

another fear factor might be the cement on those tiles, i not a smart person, so i wikipedia and read that Cement are made from...

Most cement kilns today use coal and petroleum coke as primary fuels, and to a lesser extent natural gas and fuel oil. Selected waste and by-products with recoverable calorific value can be used as fuels in a cement kiln, replacing a portion of conventional fossil fuels, like coal, if they meet strict specifications. Selected waste and by-products containing useful minerals such as calcium, silica, alumina, and iron can be used as raw materials in the kiln, replacing raw materials such as clay, shale, and limestone.

since i am on wikipedia, i search for White Porcelain and got it's materials..

Clay is generally thought to be the primary material from which porcelain is made, even though clay minerals might account for only a small proportion of the whole

Will it toxic, or promote BB growth ?
I was thinking a bunch of it crushed up in the bottom of a filter
may act like ceramic rings.
May be a good media due to its porosity. But the chemical compositions is a question mark.
If wanna try, suggest to soak it in tap water for at least a month;with water changes every week, before using.
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