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Old 01-14-2005, 06:45 PM   #1
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Long Rubber Gloves

I have read that most algae can be from contaminents to the aquarium. Where is a good place to purchase "long rubber gloves" which can be sanitized before aquarium entry for maintenance?

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Old 01-14-2005, 06:57 PM   #2
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Old 01-14-2005, 08:47 PM   #3
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I bought some thin plastic gloves that go to the shoulder from marinedepot. They work pretty well but they don't last long till they start leaking. I thing it was 10 gloves for $5 or so.

I have seen heavier ones but I heard they leak too after awhile.
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I've got the heavier gloves and they are a little clumsy, but serve the purpose.
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I don't have problems with my tank and I don't use gloves. Do you have to use gloves?
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Old 01-15-2005, 12:36 AM   #6
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I read in "The Conscientious Marine Aquarist" that the author wears gloves. I've had this 'algae' problem lately and I'm going to try everything I can to solve it. Plus, I've been thinking about how fragile the aquarium actually is biologically and I'd rather keep it pure as possible, you know?

And thanks for the help
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I never use gloves.. I rinse my arms under my RO unit before I go in the tank and no problems...
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I saw Rubber Gloves posted by somebody called "aquafreak" and was wondering what kind of place this is! Keep your sick thoughts out of MY tank!
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ha ha, phishead.
I can see where the gloves might be necessary though, and if I was having an issue I would probably try that first.
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I use the latex glows without the powder or w.e they are when handeling my polyps so I dont get stung...
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