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Old 09-04-2004, 06:47 AM   #1
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crud!!! my thermometer just broke open

my archer fish broke my thermometer. the metal balls at the bottom feel to the bottom and there was the red waxy stuff mixed in there. I scoopped out almost all of the metal balls and did a 30% -water change. Am i in trouble or will my fish be ok. the thermometer was the kind that has a specific greavity gauge, the floating type. is there harmfull stuff in these. Any advice would be appreciated.

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I dont know if these thermometers are still made with mercury or not. If they are then yes that red wazy stuff is toxic. ALthough I thought mercury was a silvery looking liquid.
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Thermometers are made of alcohol now, for the most part, so chances are everyone will be fine.

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Old 09-04-2004, 03:07 PM   #4
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Thanks TG. Oh btw I got a set of braided lines for the washer. HAHA, thanks for the adivce on that. Man I dont want to have another mess like I had.
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