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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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No
94%
 94%  [ 132 ]
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PetCrazy
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PostPosted: 2004.05.17(Mon)19:39    Post subject: Hmm Reply with quote

I haven't in most of my freshwater aquariums but have thought about doing so in my saltwater tanks.
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PostPosted: 2004.05.18(Tue)7:51    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never knew there were so many comedians on this board,but to answer the question ,I don't wear gloves either.
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PostPosted: 2004.05.18(Tue)8:41    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I got a question, how come when you guys gravel vacum you drink tank water? Don't you just let gravity create suction and all that? Then no putting your mouth dirty plastics.


You gotta get the flow started ... and sometimes you suck just that bit too hard!
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PostPosted: 2006.03.07(Tue)15:33    Post subject: Reply with quote

nope no gloves but a wash after.
yuck I hate tank water (happened 3 times) Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: 2006.03.07(Tue)21:38    Post subject: Reply with quote

No gloves but wash before and after,

Have also sucked tank water!!!! EEEWWW!!! Scarey!
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PostPosted: 2006.03.08(Wed)9:53    Post subject: Reply with quote

well I haven't worn gloves to clean my tank yet cause I was worried about what the gloves were made of (rubber, wool Wink etc) however now you've all put the diseases thought into my head I might change my mind... I don't want to be the first person in the world to get mad fish flu Confused even if it would get named after me, thats not the way I want to be remembered!
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PostPosted: 2006.03.08(Wed)10:23    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't...but I wash my hands before and after.....I'm more afraid of getting my fish sick then me....I have insurance - they don't Laughing

But seriously...I do worry more about them getting ill from me then vice-versa but I don't wear gloves
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PostPosted: 2006.03.08(Wed)10:36    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got some of those disposable gloves from drsfostersmith.com. Tried them ONCE. First off, within a few minutes, the water was INSIDE the glove, so there was a leak. So whatever I was protecting myself from, well, so much for that. And second, I have a lot of strong threadlike algae in one of my tanks, which I usually hand-pick out when I do my cleaning. You need to be able to feel around for it. So the glove didn't work for that either.

I guess I'll just keep washing up well before and after. I wish they would come up with good gloves, though, as my hands have been really dry since I started this hobby.

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PostPosted: 2006.03.10(Fri)14:42    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ugh I hate tank water!!!! It tastes so gross! Evil or Very Mad I don't wear gloves, but my fish used to bite me. I solved that problem by grabbing at any offending fish. They learned their lesson. Very Happy Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: 2006.03.13(Mon)5:15    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nope, no gloves. I don't mind the taste of tank water, since the only tank I use a tiny siphon on is my shrimp tank, and that thing is so planted the water is probably cleaner than what comes from the tap!

I should wear gloves, I'm sure, when dealing with the reef tank at work, but...
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