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Old 03-05-2015, 12:31 AM   #1
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My Rock Carpet costed me more than what it was worth!

I've been in this hobby for approx 10 months now. I was cleaning & rearranging some corals & I got close to the anemone & I got stung. Didn't think anything about it, rinsed my arm with hot water & alcohol. 5 hours later, around 2am in the morning I was in the ER with severe pain in my arm, fingers swollen, BP up. After intense research & phone calls made by the DR. to other DR.'s.....My Urine was collected & rubbed on my arm. It worked! MRI for headaches. Back to the ER on the 3rd day....IV pain meds given. I had to isolate myself from my family & go to a quiet dark & cold place & rub my arm with urine & take pain meds every 3 hrs.
Now I know I am severely allergic to bee stings.
2 weeks later the anemone disappeared.
Conclusion: if you are new to this hobby, you might want to go to your family Dr office & test for any allergies!
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Old 03-05-2015, 12:43 AM   #2
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Wow, that sucks.

You could have kept the nem, just use gloves when in the tank. You might honestly have problems with a lot of corals as well because they have the nematocysts.

Aiptasia or majanos could be a nightmare for you
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I'm not allowed to touch anything inside the water. The water also restarts the allergies because the anenome is constantly releasing poison. I didn't take it out. It relocated some where in the tank..


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I used to have problems where I would have a tightness in my chest after working in the tank... thankfully I ignored it long enough that it stopped happening... probably wasn't the best decision lol
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My brother in law got spat at my something in his tank when we was bagging things up to move house. He was quarantined and they were going to take out his eye for an investigation!!!!


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Old 03-05-2015, 08:01 AM   #6
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Nothing in my planted tank can kill me!! That's a rough one man.. lesson learned though.. when in doubt? Pee on yourself! Seriously.. works on jellyfish stings so not all that crazy. Hope you're feeling better.

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Nothing in my planted tank can kill me!! That's a rough one man.. lesson learned though.. when in doubt? Pee on yourself! Seriously.. works on jellyfish stings so not all that crazy. Hope you're feeling better.

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I beg to differ. There is some nasty bacteria in your tank that would absolutely love to kill you given the chance.
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I beg to differ. There is some nasty bacteria in your tank that would absolutely love to kill you given the chance.
Fair enough.. won't actively sting me though:p

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There is an AA member that reported having a severe shellfish allergy and gloves were needed when doing maintenance in the tank.


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I can't use bloodworms because I had a severe allergic reaction and ended up hospitalized. I have to keep an EpiPen by my tank now.


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