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Dewey 08-21-2004 11:11 PM

Laytex gloves
Are Laytex gloves ok to use inside Aquarium?

Thanks Again Dewey :)

phases99 08-22-2004 12:37 AM

Should be fine if they are new and unused. I use the arm length aqua gloves.

Atari 08-22-2004 12:38 AM

No, but Latex gloves are :P

Yeah they'll be fine.. I use those disposable surgical gloves.. just make sure you only use brand new ones.

Dewey 08-22-2004 01:50 AM

Thanks,The lfs doesent carry the aqua gloves. I found these long latex gloves at hardware store for $ 2.18 .

Thanks Dewey

XXFirefighter 08-22-2004 01:55 AM

I just rince my arms with RO water and stick my arm in...

Dewey 08-22-2004 02:18 AM

Well i work in a body shop .Im around alot of different chemicals. Im just affraid one of these times i might get something in the tank. Thats why i started using them.


BillyZ 08-22-2004 11:37 AM

I would just be cautious of some gloves are coated with a powder to keep them from sticking together. Does anyone know what this poweder is? Maybe if you rinsed them off under fresh water before you put your hands in the tank you should be ok.

nodoubt471 08-22-2004 12:42 PM

i use nitrile gloves. its a latex alternative, and theres never that obnoxious powder and ime they tend to break or rip less than latex. plus they are great if your allergic to latex, like me :)

phases99 08-22-2004 01:15 PM

IMO you should always wear gloves when you work in the tank. The possibility of introducing something to the tank or yourself isn't worth the risk. I also noticed my skimmer wouldn't skim for an hour or two after I put my hands in the tank.

steve-s 08-22-2004 02:14 PM


Originally Posted by BillyZ
IDoes anyone know what this poweder is?

Usually corn silk (starch) or similar organic powder. They need to be foodsafe.

FWIW, I also use those cheap disposable gloves that sandwhich shops use. They work just as well but can be kinda loose on smaller hands.


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