I was doing a water change last night and have my SW
curing in a 35 gallon trash can. After doing the water change, I noticed in the bottom of the trash can that my thermometer has burst and was laying in the bottom. Its the kid you buy like at petsmart that sticks to the side of the tank...By this time I had already put the water into my tank. I did notice that there was debris and rusty looking stuff stuck to the bottom of the trash can that I can to literally scrape to break loose from the bottom. I checked on my fish and shrimp this morning as well as corals and all seem to be well...anyone else have this happen? Is it ok to run carbon to remove any matter that might have gotten into the tank? I guess my concern would by the mercury? But 8 hours later all is well...any suggestions?