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Old 03-05-2015, 09:38 PM   #11
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shoulder length gloves work wonders after experiencing this !
it was 3months of pure torture..
saltwater stings suck
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shoulder length gloves work wonders after experiencing this !
it was 3months of pure torture..
saltwater stings suck

Haha look at your dog watching tv.


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Yup, severe Bloodworm Allergy too! Almost ended up in the hospital because I didn't know what it was. Happened 3 times, each time more severe.

Then one day was cleaning off the bookshelf and my Betta book fell out and I picked it up and opened it and, as I am easily distracted, started reading and there on the page it opened to, said some people have severe bloodworm allergy, and Bingo!
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I'm allergic to saltwater, but not to the toxin released by the nematocysts... I guess that may only be sensitive skin to salt... My arm and hand become all red, then dries out, I need cream when I finished the aquarium jobs.

Didn't know anemones sting like that :p I would say watch out for hydroids, anemones like the aiptasias, and some corals... Can you touch a torch coral, or any euphillias?
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After reading dozens of horror stories about Zoa's and Palytoxin, I promised myself that I would never ever even think about buying them..

Then my mum got me some for my birthday... Now I'm in the process of setting up my own Zoa garden 😁


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I have a LOT of zoans in my 20g, never had any problems with them... I already dropped a rock on a frag by accident, some died, but the frag growed back (and more lol), but never had a coral loss due to zoans palytox. But I'm running a carbon....
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I have a LOT of zoans in my 20g, never had any problems with them... I already dropped a rock on a frag by accident, some died, but the frag growed back (and more lol), but never had a coral loss due to zoans palytox. But I'm running a carbon....

Haha, I'm not arsed about the coral dying, I'm arsed about ME dying!


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Haha, I'm not arsed about the coral dying, I'm arsed about ME dying!


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There's no danger, don't eat them, wash your hands after you manipulated them, put glasses if you frag them and keep your mouth closed.... Should be ok...
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There's no danger, don't eat them, wash your hands after you manipulated them, put glasses if you frag them and keep your mouth closed.... Should be ok...

I think I still have my welding gear...

That should suffice.


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Danger is relative, the slight numbness in my hand when I moved my coral around after that rock hit the Zoas made me a little concerned (- different situation/thread.) acouple days ago. Now I am at least thinking a little more about the dangers. Didn't want the Zoas/Palys at first either due to toxins, but then their beauty is pretty persuasive!
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