Broken Glass in Tank

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  1. Steve34

    Steve34 Feather Star

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    OK, simple equation. Set three test tubes on top of my tank brace, wasn't paying attention and lid came down shattering all three and sending a good portion of fine glass into the tank. I've fished a bunch of it out but I know there is more in there. I know it won't degrade or cause problems that way but wondering if there is any other issues I might come across.
     
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  3. Billme

    Billme Eyelash Blennie

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    Do you have a sand bed?
     
  4. Steve34

    Steve34 Feather Star

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    Yes, fairly deep bed. Rock buried beneath sand for stability for my bulldozer of a pistol shrimp.
     
  5. Mr. Bill

    Mr. Bill Native Floridian

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    No problems with it that I can think of, other than the potential for poking or cutting a finger if you go digging in the sand bare-handed. It'll eventually get buried, so there should be no real issues with your fish.
     
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  6. Steve34

    Steve34 Feather Star

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    Thanks. That's kind of what I was thinking. I rarely rummage about in there too much without rubber gloves on.

    I did find glass in my hair from this as I was bend over a drawer in front of the tank.
     
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  7. Mr. Bill

    Mr. Bill Native Floridian

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    You'll want to vacuum the floor around the tank so pets, kids, etc don't get glass splinters in their paws/feet. :eek:
     
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  9. Kevin_E

    Kevin_E Giant Squid

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    Glass is made from sand SiO2. No issues. Watch for cuts.
     
  10. Vinnyboombatz

    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    And wash your hair.;):)
     
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  11. Mr. Bill

    Mr. Bill Native Floridian

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    Very carefully! :oops::eek:
     
  12. Kadoogen

    Kadoogen Flamingo Tongue

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    Do you have any sand sifting critters? They might cut themselves if there are any sharps in there, dontcha think?