A sad start
2 weeks in to my first planted tank. Kept a kitschy livestock tank as a kid many years ago. Spent past 2 weeks cycling tank, planting, setting up C02 system, and finally introducing a small school of fish (serpae tetras). Everything was going well and then, oh no, i notice my floating glass thermometer is broken at the bottom. All the little balls were scattered on the bottom of the tank, and of course there's some glass in there somewhere.
Not worried about mercury and was able to get the little balls out (just used the outside half of a magnetic aquarium algae scraper). Alas, I can not find the little bits of glass.... What to do? rip the whole tank down, redo the hard scape, replant, re-do everything? I'd be so disappointed if I had to, but really don't want itty bitty bits of glass someplace where eventual oto cats or other bottom dwellers get all cut up and killed.
am kind of bummed. Guess no more glass thermometers for me...