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Old 06-03-2011, 10:35 PM   #1 
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Question Nail Polish?

I was wondering if it was harmful to fish when you have to stick your hands in to do water changes and whatnot. Might be a silly question, but now that summer's here I plan on doing my nails :3 I just wanna know if it'll leak something toxic into the water or something :) Thanks!
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Old 06-03-2011, 10:44 PM   #2 
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Nope! :) As long as it is dry of course. I have my nails painted almost all of the time and of course being the fish nerd i am i have to put my hands into the tank to keep it clean and so far nothing bad has resulted from that. Happy fish keeping!
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Old 06-03-2011, 10:45 PM   #3 
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Oh great, I figured it wasnt an issue but just wanted to be sure :P Just kinda had a herp derp moment.
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Old 06-04-2011, 12:35 PM   #4 
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I think that nail polish would be fine but I wonder whether if you've recently removed nail polish remover if you should wait for the fumes to dissipate.
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Old 06-04-2011, 01:53 PM   #5 
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Just make a point of washing and rinsing your hands really well every time your hands go in your tank and it should be fine. I wouldn't remove polish and then not wash my hands...
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Old 06-04-2011, 01:54 PM   #6 
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Oh of course I'll make sure my hands are all clean. I just wanted to be sure. :P Hehe, I sounded like a total newbie.
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Old 06-05-2011, 01:50 PM   #7 
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I'm a nail polish freak and stick my hands in all the time.
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Old 06-05-2011, 09:33 PM   #8 
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Yeah, it shouldn't do anything bad as long as it's dried.
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Old 06-05-2011, 09:34 PM   #9 
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Alright thanks guys I just wanted to be sure. :) Can never be too careful.
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Old 06-07-2011, 01:36 AM   #10 
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My nail polish likes to flake off sometimes. I'm a lazy polishing person so it takes a bit of flaking before I remove it and repaint.. so if you're the same as me with that... I wash my hands first and rub over my nails to make sure theres no loose flakes. I'd hate for one of my babes to eat it.
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