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Glitter in Aquarium - Is It Okay?

Hey, this sounds like a joke... but it's not. I have a rimless tank setup by a large mirror I use to put my make up on in. For Halloween I used a glitter spray for my hair and it was really messy. Today, as I was cleaning my tank I noticed some shimmer and just figured they were tiny bubbles but once I was fixing some equipment on the floor I realized there was a thin layer of glitter on alot of the equipment.. put two and two together... there is a ton of glitter in my tank. I don't even know how I would get it out. It's mainly settled on the substrate.
The product is called graftobian glitterspray and they list alot of chemicals on the bottles side. Just worried!!
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Water change water change water change
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Hopefully it's lighter than your substrate and you have a python or something similar.

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You can make a little siphon out of airline tubing and a container with a lid, hopefully a light water drain with a tiny siphon will catch the glitter without sucking everything up?
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its inert put an actinic light on it and turn on the bee gees

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I did a huge water change and vacuumed the aquasoil, looks a lot better but there is still some in there. If it doesn't affect the aquarium I don't mind, it actually looks kinda neat... shimmery..
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If it hasn't killed anything by now it probably won't.
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The fact that the hair spray-glitter ended up in the tank also suggests that regular hair spray and perhaps other things can end up there.
I would be concerned about the daily use of cosmetics this close to the tank. Can you cover the tank while you are applying stuff?
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Diana beat me to it, but I'd be more concerned about the other stuff, the hairspray itself and what not then the actual glitter.

Maybe throw some carbon in your filter and do a water change.
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Heh, glitter gets everywhere like sand from the beach. Now it has landed in an aquarium.


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I'd try to get as much out as you can, within reason. Like someone else said, they're probably fine after a week, but still. I'd be more worried about fish eating it and injuring themselves. Also, move your mirror or your tank


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