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    Quote Originally Posted by fishmommie
    Guess I'm showing my age :o(
    This must be the week for broken thermometers and showing one's age. I did exactly the same thing yesterday and had exactly the same OMG MERCURY thought.

    Unlike your own calm self, however, I went into full on panic mode. I broke the thermometer at 9:30 a.m. and by 10:40 I had:
    - removed all the fish to a bucket with conditioned water
    - removed all the rocks, wood, and plants
    - drained the tank (25 gallons)
    - vacuumed the substrate and removed all the sand in the area there might be glass
    - refilled the tank
    - replanted and replaced wood and stones
    - moved the fish back home

    THEN I fired up the googler and discovered that there was no mercury to be concerned about.

    On the plus side, I now know that I can break down and rebuild a tank in about an hour. And I learned that I still have all seven kuhli loaches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishmommie
    Guess I'm showing my age :o(
    Oh stop. You're ageless.
    When in doubt, do a water change.

    "This ain't rocket science!"

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    I'm trying to think when the last time was that I saw a mercury filled thermometer. 25 years ago at the very least I think.

    My main problem with thermometers is that the suction cup is always useless after 2 years or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by talldutchie
    I'm trying to think when the last time was that I saw a mercury filled thermometer. 25 years ago at the very least I think.
    OH no! ....he said it, I didn't
    When in doubt, do a water change.

    "This ain't rocket science!"

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