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Old 10-28-2013, 01:23 AM   #1
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ok so im picking up radioactive dragon zoas tomorro for my tank..these will be my first corals. ive been reading and thankfully came across that zoas contain palytoxins..i would of never known..anyways does putting these in my tank make my water toxic? or just touching them? full length gloves while in my tank or just latex to cover any physical areas i might come in contact? let
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I just get a pack of 100 gloves from Rite Aid for $10-$15 and wear at least one when I move stuff around.
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Like just the hand gloves? Sorry of this is a dumb question..but. won't the water fill the glove up while your hands in the tank?..also what about if you always have cuts on your hands (I'm an HVAC tech and they make everything sharp nowadays)
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Like just the hand gloves? Sorry of this is a dumb question..but. won't the water fill the glove up while your hands in the tank?..also what about if you always have cuts on your hands (I'm an HVAC tech and they make everything sharp nowadays)
Personally I only use gloves if I'm fragging zoas, they won't release the toxin unless you chop them up, or eat them. I've never had an issue with it. If you want to use gloves though be my guest.
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What kind if gloves though?
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What kind if gloves though?
I use latex or nitrile gloves. Other than coral sting I use it to avoid getting stung by bristle worms. I have one or two.
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But doesn't water just fill the glove when you put your hand in?
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I prefer nitrile.
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But doesn't water just fill the glove when you put your hand in?
Yes it does. If you want to avoid it you should get a really long sleeved one that goes up to your shoulder. They are $15-$20 for just one but worth it in my opinion.
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My skin isn't sensitive so I should be OK..I was just concerned because I always have cuts on them..is the "palytoxin" waterborn? I've been sticking my hand in my freshwater tanks no problem for years..Lol..and my saltwater ta k for a month its been up so if the corals don't change the water itself I'll be fine
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