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Who here wears gloves when cleaning your aquarium?
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Do you wear gloves when perfoming maintenance on your tank?
Yes
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 5%  [ 7 ]
No
94%
 94%  [ 132 ]
Total Votes : 139

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bugzycat
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PostPosted: 2004.02.27(Fri)16:51    Post subject: Who here wears gloves when cleaning your aquarium? Reply with quote

Thought this would be an interesting discussion. I've read and heard recently that it is advised to wear gloves when cleaning your aquarium due to the fishy bacteria in the water. I know there are certian diseases we can get from fish, but how likely is this and should we be wearing gloves? Shocked Curious to hear everyones thoughts on this subject. As of now I have never worn them. Anyone and everyone...whats your thoughts? ~Nancy~
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PostPosted: 2004.02.27(Fri)17:02    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never worn gloves but I do wash my hands well after wards.
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PostPosted: 2004.02.27(Fri)17:30    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Nancy,

I'm hoping you don't mind but I added an actual poll to your original question just so we can see the numbers. If you'd rather not have it, I can delete it.

Regards,

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PostPosted: 2004.02.27(Fri)17:35    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dr.foster&Smith sell "waders for your arms". I however, don't have that much extra change.
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PostPosted: 2004.02.27(Fri)17:44    Post subject: Reply with quote

HI 2la! No I don't mind at all. Very curious to see the numbers. Wink
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PostPosted: 2004.02.27(Fri)22:07    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't and probably never will. Unless people start catching some kind of lethal diseases!
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PostPosted: 2004.02.28(Sat)4:52    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, never did. My research at work involves daily manipulation of nasty/deadly things like Lead, Arsenic, Telurium, Osmium, acids, bases, solvents, carcinogens, spontaneously combusting materials, not to mention novel materials we don't even know the hazards of, plus X-Rays, Electron and Neutron Beams, high voltages and currents...THAT'S when I wear gloves. Under this perspective, fiddling with my aquarium is one of the safest and healthiest activities in my life Wink
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PostPosted: 2004.02.28(Sat)9:06    Post subject: I don't.... Reply with quote

I don't but I'm allergic to my fish Crying or Very sad so I have to wash my forearms good and then put lotion on em when I am done or I get a nasty rash and my arms feel like they are on fire.
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Gitane
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PostPosted: 2004.02.28(Sat)10:59    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well usually I don't do that...But the last time I had too I was disgusted, the tank was in a very bad condition.. Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: 2004.02.28(Sat)11:51    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
I don't and probably never will. Unless people start catching some kind of lethal diseases!


This works, as long as it isn't YOU that discovers it! Shocked Very Happy
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