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Old 02-04-2009, 07:18 PM   #1
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Question Washing Your Hands...

Hey I was just curious...when you all are about to put your hands into your aquarium do you wash your hands with soap before you do it? I ask this because that's what I've been doing since I set the tank up, ill use a little soap and wash them good enough to where there is no more soap left...im just worried that my water could get contaminated if i do this...???
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Old 02-04-2009, 07:20 PM   #2
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i use hand sanitizer... wait about 10 minutes... rinse my hands off thoroughly... wait a bit and do it once more... then put my hands in.. just always the way ive done it

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Old 02-04-2009, 07:22 PM   #3
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I'm a SW guy, but I tend to wash mine for as long as I can with plain water as hot as I can stand it.
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Old 02-04-2009, 07:23 PM   #4
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I scrub in I just make sure I rinse thoroughly with water as hot as I can stand it.
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Old 02-04-2009, 07:25 PM   #5
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i just wash my hands with liquid soap, don't use a bar because sometimes pieces stick to your skin. also dry your hands with a paper towel, not a regular one to avoid threads on your hands.
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Old 02-04-2009, 07:29 PM   #6
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lol ok cool so it should be fine then right? I do use liquid soap and wash my hands in warm water...sorry im really paranoid right now i'm getting my dwarf puffers in tomorow and i wanna make sure the tank is perfect before they arrive
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Old 02-04-2009, 07:39 PM   #7
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I know how you feel..I freaked when I realized I was using white towels I had bleached to dry on when doing PWC's...YIKES !!!

I agree with hot as you can stand.
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Old 02-04-2009, 07:49 PM   #8
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Don't wash your hands with soap before you stick your hands into the aquarium. If any traces of soap get into the aquarium, it can be very harmful, or even deadly to your fish.

I wouldn't atleast. I just rinse my hands under water for a long period of time.
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How do you know if traces of soap are left in the aquarium? Is there any kind of signs to look for?
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Old 02-04-2009, 07:55 PM   #10
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I do the same as FishCrazyBenBOMB. I never wash my hands with soap, I just run them under water to rinse them off.
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