Cheap Therm Broke In Aquarium.

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Tiny_Tanganyikans

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I had one of those cheap glass thermometers break in my sump, I went to adjust the suction cup and it tapped against the acrylic and broke. . The inside actual mercury therm didn't break just the outside and the little balls underneath the wax fell into my fuge. I cut the pump and removed the chunk of moss that the balls fell on to. I also removed all the water in the sump and replaced it just to be safe. I'm assuming they're just lead or something to weight the bottom down? It's not anything I should be worried about? First time one ever broke and I always was paranoid about it happening.
 

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Your fish should be fine!
Just monitor your fish for a while! Happened to me b4! Everything was okay like nothing happened
 
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Nobody seems phased by it. I got most out I hope though some may of gotten burried in the sand in the fuge.. I'm hoping its just lead since I have tons of lead plant anchors from like 5 years ago still burried in some aquariums with no issues. I just got really worried, never happened before
 

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FWIW, Most thermometers don't have mercury anymore either (and if they did, the liquid would be silver, not red).
 
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