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Old 09-12-2011, 06:47 PM   #1
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So I came home from work today to find my floating glass thermometer sitting on the bottom of the tank . There is a peice of glass missing from the top. I don't know if my puffer tried to eat it or what happened.I can't find the peice in the tank what should I do about that ? Also is there anything harmful that could of got out of the thermometer ?
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Old 09-12-2011, 06:49 PM   #2
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So I came home from work today to find my floating glass thermometer sitting on the bottom of the tank . There is a peice of glass missing from the top. I don't know if my puffer tried to eat it or what happened.I can't find the peice in the tank what should I do about that ? Also is there anything harmful that could of got out of the thermometer ?
Well, depending on the thermometer there could be Mercury. I had something similar happen, where somehow sand got in my thermometer, and it was at the bottom. Good luck!
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So if there was mercury in it would my fish be dead already?
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Probably wood be dead already but it wuz prob fish friendly
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Old 09-12-2011, 08:48 PM   #5
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I dont think they use mercury in the newer thermometers Do they?
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I have no clue I'm just worried about him. I still don't know where the peice of glass is
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There is no mercury in the thermometer. The fluid is alcohol and the beads are just steel balls.
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Awesome news thanks capt. Anyone have Ideas on a way to find the small piece of glass
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I just received news from another forum about thermometers. A Mbu puffer bit into a thermometer and died. Maybe it thought the thermometer was food?
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Just when I stopped worrying . He thinks everything is food he is a puffer. It's all good got a plastic one for back up. but did it say how long after it ate it the fish died?I haven't got the glass yet?
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