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Drop checker solution harmful?

I just received a drop checker yesterday in the mail and put it in the tank a little while ago, it fell off causing the contents to leak into the tank... is the dropper solution toxic?
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it should harm anything. especially with the small amount that it uses.


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after falling off, i've had guppy fry swim into it and die. such a colorful little tomb filled with corpses.

but the rest of the tank should be fine.
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huh, so it didnt actually spill into the tank? the guppies swam into the drop checker? im sorry about the deaths. ive always been told that it shouldnt harm anything


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How do you get your checkers to stick? This is the 2nd checker I've had a problem with sticking.
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i have only have one real checker. i DIY'd the other one. the real one i just got and the suction cup that came with it is doing fine. and the one i made i had a nice suction cup laying around, and thats been fine too. not sure why yours keep falling, failty suction cups?


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My first one was one of the plastic Azoo brand checker, it was fine the first fill then when I took it off to refresh the solution it fell off when I stuck it back in the tank. This one is one of the glass ones that I got off Ebay and I first stuck it in one of the tanks that I'm cycling last night to make sure it was safe before I took it and stuck it in the big tank this morning. Both checkers have faultered after being removed and then put back in.
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maybe thats it? im not sure


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you can modified it with magnet. if that suction fail.
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you can modified it with magnet. if that suction fail.
Good idea. Would you just use silicone to adhere it to a magnet?
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Make sure the glass is clean where you put the suction cup. Dirty glass is the #1 reason suction cups fail.
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My Waterplant ones just leak from the two parts that link up. I think it might be the o-ring in it. They slowly empty their contents after 2 days which isn't a problem because its 120 gallons of water but its very annoying because I don't know where I am in terms of Co2 levels lol.

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How do you get your checkers to stick? This is the 2nd checker I've had a problem with sticking.
buy one from me. The suction cup never falls

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Cheap ebay drop checkers come with cheap suction cups. It's a bummer for sure!
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What chemical did it end up being? I just dropped my drop checker as well and indicator fluid fell out
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