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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-08-2011, 08:44 AM Thread Starter
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Question How to do water changes with a cut?

I have a really bad cut on my right hand, and I am right handed. So I have to do water changes this weekend in my 55 gallon and 10 gallon, and of course my sister who will not help me even if I pay her.

So I was thinking about buying a pair of the yellow dish washing gloves but that would for sure fill up with water when in my 55 gallon. I really do not want the cut to touch the water.

Does anyone have suggestions about going about this?


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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-08-2011, 08:51 AM
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What if you tried putting an elastic around the top of the glove? Test it with tap water first to see if the water gets in?

Idk, just an idea.

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Good idea, I'll try that.


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What I did when I was younger and I broke my wrist but wanted to swim was wrapping my arm in a glove, then a garbage bag all the way up to my elbow, wrap another garbage bag on it and then tape tape tape ! It always worked :) Good luck!

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I use "medical gloves". Looks silly but they work when I have cuts on my hands and fingers...You can get a big box of them at Walmart.

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Thank you.
I just dont want to get a nasty infection. Since the cut has not closed up yet.
I am thinking maybe latex gloves may work since they are usually snug fitting.


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They make plastic sleeve gloves that go up your whole arm, we used them for cow exams when I worked for a vet.

I use a siphon and buckets for my water changes. Usually I manage to avoid a mouthful of tank water. LOL
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That is something I need since the water goes all the way up to my shoulder when cleaning my 55 gallon. I use a gravel vacum which is nice.


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Wish I knew this BEFORE I changed my bettas' water with a massive paper cut under my nail.

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