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Post by schaver on Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:03 am

I've been reading alot about people having problems with there tanks after washing dishes or doing other cleaning projects. i am woundering how do you know if your hands are clean enough ( I know gloves are the best) is it just best to keep rincing them for a few minutes or is there a better way. know gloves, but you cant feel anything with gloves on
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Re: clean hands

Post by Home_Depot on Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:11 am

No glove no love!!!!! lol!

I just rince my hands if I put them in there but most of the time I use the gloves

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Post by GoingPostal on Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:17 am

My hands are probably always covered in lotion, I try to remember to rinse but have gotten progressively lazier about it as the years go by. I almost never wear my gloves. Too hard to do anything. When I do wash them I use soap if they are grimy or lotion-ey, if they are already pretty clean just a quick rinse.
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Post by Nannook on Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:29 am

I have been wondering the same thing. I try to rinse rinse rinse, but I am still concerned. I have seen long gloves for sale at WOF for like 49 bucks and I am like "whoa".
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Post by blennieluvr on Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:43 am

I hate the gloves. Can't they make a long glove that's snug to your hand so you can work? For me, It seems usually when I'm sticking my hands in, I found something I need to fix RIGHT NOW and don't rinse. I often have lotion on too. I need to remember to rinse first. It seems reasonable that it could be causing problems. I hate the gloves so much, I'm willing to risk abuse from our clown by not wearing them. Can't feel anything with the blasted gloves on and often do more harm than good knocking stuff over and whatnot.
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Post by brad on Wed Feb 17, 2010 4:59 pm

No gloves here

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Re: clean hands

Post by danreefs on Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:55 pm

no gloves for me
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Post by tinkerman on Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:00 pm

Have gloves, hardly ever use them. Wash and rinse well and dry. May be just the brand soap they use. I have read that dish soap leaves the least amount of residue.

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Re: clean hands

Post by icereefer on Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:19 am

I usually scrub my nails with a small bristle brush and wash my hand in vinegar water before someone comes over for frags or any time I do fine work in my tank if I'm moving rock or big corals I use Gloves. another thing that works and use to use before I ran out and to cheap to buy it is spray on bandage U just sprayed it on my finger tips to help seal my finger nails, you'd be surprized whats stuck under your finger nails, For example say your a mechanic or a finish carpenter over time it would be like having a tanker ship slipping oil in your ocean and varnish under the Nails would be like a factory spilling toxins in your ocean. and you here some of these war stories on I DON'T NO WHY MY TANK CRASHED.........Do the Math. Same with not keeping up with your clean up crew there called that for a reason...LOL if your parameters are all in check and you have your nutrients under control and a strong clean up crew you should never have a problem, I have seen many,many hobbyist first starting out and that have been in it for awhile and setting up a new tank and I look and theres 4 or 5 fish in there tank and you see maybe 3 hermits, a few snail and Can't understand why they can't control there hair algae.
Like in my tank when my lights are off you can see small clouds of cope pod, Nass snails crusing over the sand,spaghette worms out catching stuff out of the water column, I use conchs,mini brittle Star fish Mysis shrimp christmas tree wrasse and 100eds of one cell organisms that live in my sand bed and theres days I can count over a hundered astrea,nirite and some Olives too all over my Rock and Glass.
and with a 3 1/2" + sand bed your crew should be ever bigger,
you have to remember fish don't have septic systems....LOL your clean up crew is your septic system, just like some peoples fear of bristle worms,best dam Janior one can have in ones tank.


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Re: clean hands

Post by Home_Depot on Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:43 am

Amen brother....LOL

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Re: clean hands

Post by schaver on Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:22 pm

well said Jim
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