Broken glass in tank

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Broken glass in tank

Postby Coco » Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:39 pm

I've just done a pwc and took off the thermometer to clean away the algae underneath. I noticed the bottom of the thermometer is broken off. I can't see any glass amongst the gravel but that would be virtually impossible anyway as it is natural multi-coloured gravel. Not sure what to do really unless I completely replace the substrate. Has this happened to anyone else and what did you do? I don't have any bottom feeders in there.
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Re: Broken glass in tank

Postby Carylnz » Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:05 am

The only one in danger is probably you, or any other human who runs their hand through the substrate. My other thought though is, was it a mercury thermometer and I wonder if the mercury will be a problem?
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