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  1. ml

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    HI

    My thermometer just broke what thas it mean for my inverts?


    PLEASE HELP FAST
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Hi ML - is it one of those glass thermometers?

    Don't worry - short term - no problems.... long term - you could have the tiny little iron balls start rusting.....

    So - get yourself a nice strong magnet (like an old impeller from a pump), and put your hand in the tank, and very slowly drag the magnet over the substrate.... this should pick up MOST of the tiny metal / iron balls.....

    Repeat this if necessary...
     
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    Do you mean that there is mercury in the tank now?
     
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    Mike - the glass thermometers that we get here do not contain mercury - rather a different fluid - red.... like the toys you get at the "Gadget Shop" in the UK. You know - the one where they say that you can measure your "love for someone"? You hold the glass toy in your hand, and the red (mostly) fluid rises to the top through a whirly glass pipe on the inside....

    THAT type of fluid.... not mercury....

    BUT - what I think has happened, is that the OUTER casing of the glass thermometer broke, not the inner tiny pipe containing this red fluid.....

    I Dunno what this fluid is called exactly....
     
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    If so, wouldn't "water conditioner" help neutralise it?
     
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    Mike Retired Moderator

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    That would be an alcohol then
     
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    Mike Retired Moderator

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    no mercury is evil, you are reccommended not to vacuum liquid mercury if you spill it as the airborne particles can affect your lungs - so i read recently anyway.
     
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    Kanga Retired Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Strange way of dosing carbon I would say
     
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    had it happen in my nano about a year anda half ago, my nenny died, but my red tube broke as well, id do waterchanges as a matter of course
     
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    If it's a mercury thermometer you should seriously consider the removal of all your livestock and live rock as a matter of urgency, and then replace all your sand and filter cartridges (if any...). Also, run activated carbon 24/7 and replace that every second day.

    If it's a red alcohol thermometer, just do a few 20% water changes for a week or so and run carbon. Also, try to remove the metal balls, if any, as previously suggested.

    Good luck.
    Hennie
     
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    I got all the balls out and going to do a water changes tommorow

    THANKS A LOT !!
     
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    Don't hope all of my Nemo's and inverts die that would drive me craesy:goofy:
     
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    At least if your fish all go mad ul know it was mercury
     
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    Oky new topic

    How can I remove all me hairy algae ?
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Run Po4 remover.
    Do more frequent water changes.
    Allow your macro algea (chaetomorpha is my choice) to grow so that every bit of water filters through it.
    Skim heavy.
    Reduce feeding.
     
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    I berly feed and my skimmer is skimming the hell out of my water:)
     
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    {chaetomorpha is my choice}

    What is that I have calapia in my tank with a algea skrapper
     
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    Chaetomorpha AKA Chaeto is also a macro algea. But it doesnt go sexual like what Calupera does. If you can get your hands on some from a reefer in your area, intoduce it to your system.
     
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    what is the nick name for Chaetomorpha AKA Chaeto
     
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    Chaeto ;)
     
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