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Old 09-11-2010, 07:12 PM   #1
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Floating SG/temperture gauge

Okay just a heads up so you don't make the same mistake. I had (notice past tense) flowing around in my sump. More so just to get a temp. reading just cross check with my controller. Well it broke and all of that mercury flowed into my tank. Every thing closed up. When I saw that I did a reading of all my water parameters and got ammonia 0, nitrite 0, SG 1.025, nitrates 0. I said "Oh heck" haha and did a hugh 50% water change since I had the water already made up and all was stable, Temp, ect...
That was yesterday...Today everything looks a good as ever...Be careful if you have one of these.
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i had the same thing happen. as a matter of fact, i never knew it, but found out when i saw a zillion of those little steel balls attached to a magnet on a koralia. i was thinking the koralia magnet was rusting somehow, but under scrutiny, i realized it was those little steel balls at the bottom of the glass tube. it never hurt anything though.
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There is no mecury in the thermometer...it's alcohol.
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Wow, what do you think made my animals clamp up?
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Old 09-20-2010, 11:56 PM   #5
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Hmmm.... I do this very thing... keep a floating SG/thermometer in my sump bubble trap... no idea why - other than to use to double check the accuracy of my digital thermometer. Im going to go take it out now.
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i don't think that's a bad thing idaho. i think there is nothing as accurate.
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I just use to spot check and never leave it in the tank. Just so it doesn't break. They are not meant to be kept long term in a tank.
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