thermometer leaking the red stuff. toxic?

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  1. fletch

    fletch Kole Tang

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    I don't believe that the small amount of alcohol there is in a thermometer that size will have any adverse effect on your system, I would guess that there is not even 1 milliter of alcohol in that thermometer, and there are 1,892 milliters in a gallon so if you only had a 20 gallon tank you would have a 37,840 to 1 ratio of water to alcohol. Plus you did a 20% water change on top of that, So JMO I would not worry about it. ..............................................................................John
     
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  3. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Wow! Way to go John! :eek: 8)
    Karma for that breakdown. ;D
     
  4. Birdlady

    Birdlady Finback Whale

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    Hehe....

    NERD! ;D :tongue4:
     
  5. fletch

    fletch Kole Tang

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    :laugh5: :hehe: :hehe: :hehe: :hehe: :laugh5:
     
  6. brentburton9

    brentburton9 Plankton

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    yea, its all good. the damsels are fine. i didnt think it would be a problem, but i just wanted to be sure. thanx for all the input
     
  7. brentburton9

    brentburton9 Plankton

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    The damsels are getting a new home, and my lion will be all by her lonesome in my 44 corner tank. it should make a nice home.
     
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  9. Superpede1

    Superpede1 Astrea Snail

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    I dont mean to go away from the topic but I also have damsels and a dwarf lion mixed together. The damsels are big enough vertically not to fit in his mouth so he leaves them alone. My experience is that they will not harass or eat anything unless it will fit in there mouth.
     
  10. ragc

    ragc Bristle Worm

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    ;D Were the damsels hung over the next day?;D

    Sorry...I know this was scary, but I couldn't resist! Good luck!
     
  11. sssnake

    sssnake Montipora Digitata

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    Fletch.....that's some pretty heavy duty calculations!

    WOW!

    I was just starting to look for my calculator.

    Brentburton9 .... I think you'll be fine. But it's a tick off when that happens.
     
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  12. Bruce

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    Hmmm, super bump anyone? lol....