Do you wear gloves when working in your aquarium?
Posted 01 December 2008 - 10:32 AM
Posted 01 December 2008 - 10:52 AM
That being said, tons of crap does come off you hands, take a cup of RO water for instance, with a 0 reading on the TDS meter. Stick your fingers in there and rub them again each other for a sec and then check the TDS again.....Youl will really scrub your hands well before tank dips after that!
Posted 01 December 2008 - 11:05 AM
edit to add: It seems that no matter how well I clean my hands, if they are in the tank for more than 20 seconds or so without gloves, the foam level in my skimmer drops, which is reason enough for me to keep my bare hands out.
Edited by annamarie421, 01 December 2008 - 11:09 AM.
Posted 08 December 2008 - 02:07 PM
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Posted 03 January 2009 - 02:33 AM
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Posted 04 January 2009 - 01:19 PM
Posted 04 January 2009 - 01:26 PM
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Posted 06 January 2009 - 01:16 PM
Posted 04 January 2010 - 12:23 PM
These are ok to use? I was worried about polluting the tank.
After reading about that poor guy with the damaged thumb I think I'll start wearing gloves
Posted 04 January 2010 - 12:29 PM
Do I wear gloves now? No.
Posted 04 January 2010 - 12:58 PM
and this thread is old Aug 22 2004, 09:59 AM
Posted 04 January 2010 - 02:03 PM
Was moving some coral a round a few minuets ago when something thwacked my thumb. Fish and shrimp were on the other side of the tank at the time. Absolutely no idea what it was, but I'm glad I had a thick glove on...
Posted 04 January 2010 - 02:07 PM
To make a long story short I poked my finger on something in the tank (obviously), cleaned it off as it was just a little poke and continued to work in the tank. About 2 days later my finger was black and blue and you could see the infection moving up my hand into my arm. Decided to go to the hospital and they gave me some steroids and a months worth of antibiotics to kill the infection and ensure it didn't return. Not fun.
Posted 05 January 2010 - 03:47 PM
Do I wear gloves, not usually. I have some 10" long surgical forceps for moving most stuff. I wear powder-free latex gloves if I have a piece out fragging it or something.
Posted 21 November 2010 - 04:06 PM
Posted 01 January 2011 - 11:17 AM
Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:12 AM
New to the salty life and I'm not hesitant to stick my hands in my tank .
My sister works at a doctors clinic and they sit around watching Monster Inside me on Animal Planet.
She tried to freak me out about an story about a young girl that wouldn't keep her hands out of her parents saltwater tank. She cut her hand on some live rock and almost died! haha now I'm rethinking my stance on gloves and I'm about to order some of those coral life gloves.
Living the Salty Gulf coast life style.
Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:53 PM
I am definitely going with gloves here.
Especially in the winter - my hands are so dry they crack and bleed (sorry for that picture everyone) So ya gloves it is.
Posted 21 May 2013 - 03:34 PM
Posted 21 May 2013 - 04:37 PM
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