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Possible Mecury Poisoning - HELP

12 years 6 months ago #617 by nuth88
Thanks~

It is working well, A major disaster for my bud, but a major recovery!

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12 years 6 months ago #601 by dragonkeeper
Glad to see all is well.

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12 years 6 months ago #485 by nuth88
Thanks all, We empied the tank, and cleaned it out, then to cycle, we used not only established Bio-Wheels, but about 25% of the gravel was from one of my tanks.

Instantly Cycled, and tested out perfectly, added the fish this thursday and 100 percent perfect!

Thanks Again All!

Chris

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12 years 6 months ago #439 by Jason
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Forget cycling the tank... swap a few bio-wheels from an established tank (this is why it's good to have fish geek friends) and you have an instantly cycled tank.  I can't recall how many times I set a tank up this way, the same day as filling it.  I never had an issue. 


If you're concerned about toxins, get a filter sock full of carbon and throw it in the wet/dry.  Good luck.

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12 years 6 months ago #435 by mounkey54
i ran into a simular situation a couple of mounths ago my son dumped a cup full of orange juice into a tank of mine , fish died in less than 10 minutes..what i did was emted the tank rinsed it out and then refilled it half way put 2 siphons in it and a garden hose and let it go for a couple of hours. 

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12 years 6 months ago #130 by nuth88

Just an opinion but while you are cycling the tank I would put some cheapy fish in the tank. Just to make sure that there is no residual residue from the breakage. Don't want to loose anymore of the good fish.


Good Calls Folks! For Cycling I have used stability and never had an issue, and I will for sure use some Giant D's in Dave's cycle turn.....

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12 years 7 months ago #92 by dragonkeeper
Hope all the fish make it. 

Just an opinion but while you are cycling the tank I would put some cheapy fish in the tank. Just to make sure that there is no residual residue from the breakage. Don't want to loose anymore of the good fish.

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12 years 7 months ago #71 by MbunaMan25

Does that sound like the correct action in your eyes? Im feeling, better Safe than sorry.........



This is fine, but your going to have to let the tank cycle back up again. Better to be safe than sorry.

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12 years 7 months ago #33 by nuth88
Thats good to hear, It was a red liquid, the issue is, all of his fish except 1xTexas Cichlid, 2x-Convicts, and 2x-Tinfoil Barbs went very quickly, AFTER the other fish were transferred from the small tank to the 125. to be safe, Im helping my buddy by discarding the gravel, and boiling the rocks. Scrubbing with Hot water and replacing all of the filter Media in his 3x-Emp 400's and his Wet-Dry.

Does that sound like the correct action in your eyes? Im feeling, better Safe than sorry.........

Chris

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12 years 7 months ago #32 by forumadmin
Thermometers don't have mercury anymore. It's been banned for years. If it had red liquid, it was alcohol, not mercury. Mercury is silver.

If it indeed was mercury, you should be very careful when handling it. It is extremely toxic. All the more disturbing because we used to push it around in science class for fun when I was in middle school in the early 70s!

If it was an aquarium thermometer, I doubt it would harm your fish, but you never know.

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