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Old 01-22-2011, 10:21 AM   #1 
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Do you wear gloves to clean your tank?

Since I've been doing more water changes than normal to help Rousseau with his healing fins.. my hands are becoming really dry. Does anyone were rubber gloves or something when they do water changes? Should I start doing that?
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Old 01-22-2011, 10:41 AM   #2 
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I don't, and I do have really bad dry skin on my hands. I suck it up. I clean, bake, cook, and tend to the house. There is really no way around my hands being dry. I will suggest that at night before bed, put on Eucerin Plus Repair Hand Cream. It works WONDERS and if you do it before night, it won't be washed off quickly and will have had time to work. HTH!
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Old 01-22-2011, 10:49 AM   #3 
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I don't, and I do have really bad dry skin on my hands. I suck it up. I clean, bake, cook, and tend to the house. There is really no way around my hands being dry. I will suggest that at night before bed, put on Eucerin Plus Repair Hand Cream. It works WONDERS and if you do it before night, it won't be washed off quickly and will have had time to work. HTH!
Pretty much what I do as well - except I use a different brand.
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Old 01-22-2011, 10:49 AM   #4 
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Nope. I like having my hands uninhibited. I do have VERY dry skin, though. But I get that anyway in the winter.
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Old 01-22-2011, 10:55 AM   #5 
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I don't wear gloves to clean my tanks, it never occurred to me. But I can see how hands can get dry really quick.
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Old 01-23-2011, 09:35 AM   #6 
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Well I think I'm going to continue to not wear gloves, I have this nice aloe hand lotion that is working great.
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Old 01-23-2011, 09:49 AM   #7 
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I wear latex gloves if I am scrubbing multiple tanks at a time or if I have an open sore on my hands.( I have seen pictures of some nasty mycobacteria or fish tb infections from people changing fish water with open wounds.)

Note to self: I should wear goggles too because occasionally fish water splashes in my eye when changing their water.

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Old 01-23-2011, 10:05 AM   #8 
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I wear latex gloves if I am scrubbing multiple tanks at a time or if I have an open sore on my hands.( I have seen pictures of some nasty mycobacteria or fish tb infections from people changing fish water with open wounds.)

Note to self: I should wear goggles too because occasionally fish water splashes in my eye when changing their water.

Luckily, my fish have never had tb.

Here is an article on Mycobacterium, which can spread from fish to humans.

"Fish tuberculosis is a particularly nasty fish disease more common than many might imagine, especially among anabantoids like Siamese Fighting Fish........."
The rest of the article and pictures are here.
http://hubpages.com/hub/Fish-Tuberculosis
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Old 01-23-2011, 12:22 PM   #9 
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Luckily, my fish have never had tb.

Here is an article on Mycobacterium, which can spread from fish to humans.

"Fish tuberculosis is a particularly nasty fish disease more common than many might imagine, especially among anabantoids like Siamese Fighting Fish........."
The rest of the article and pictures are here.
http://hubpages.com/hub/Fish-Tuberculosis

oh great its common in bettas meh!
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Old 01-23-2011, 12:37 PM   #10 
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I never have, but now that I seen that close up image in the "parasites or worms in the tank!!!!!!" thread. I might be doing that from now on
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