Aquarium water on me?

  1. Marinero

    Marinero Member Member

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    If I get my hands down in my tank to clean or whatever, how safe is that? Will I catch some parasite? Will I get Ich :-\? Will anyone come near me?
     


  2. Jason

    Jason Well Known Member Member

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    LOL ;D
    You wont catch a fish disease like ich, your quite safe... (i think) ;)
     


  3. Gunnie

    Gunnie Well Known Member Member

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    I have read that you can get tb from your fish, but that is probably quite rare.
     
  4. rob2uk

    rob2uk Member Member

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    If you have any kind of open wound on your hands, TB can be a problem, highly unlikely though.

    You're much more likely to catch Gastro Enteritis, this has already happened to me once!!!
     
  5. newbie101

    newbie101 Well Known Member Member

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    that was reeealy smart of you rob... :p
    how did you do that?
     
  6. Mike

    Mike Fishlore Admin Moderator Member

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  7. rob2uk

    rob2uk Member Member

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    I was doing a water change and kinda tripped with the bucket full of old water... i was soaked head to toe...
     
  8. newbie101

    newbie101 Well Known Member Member

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    :eek: ouch....
    yikes if i did that my fish tank would be banished forever...EMMA, YOU FLOODED MY NICE FLOOR!!!!!!
    lol...
     
  9. rob2uk

    rob2uk Member Member

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    Haha, well I live in and run a pub, so there's always liquids being spilled on the floor ;D
     
  10. newbie101

    newbie101 Well Known Member Member

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    o that explains it then... ;D
     


  11. Gunnie

    Gunnie Well Known Member Member

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    Cool! Is the pub near London?
     
  12. rob2uk

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  13. Butterfly

    Butterfly Moderator Moderator Member

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    As with anything you want to wash your hands before putting them in the tank , also you want to wash your hands when you finish with your tank maintenance.
    Rob unless you splashed that water in your mouth, nose or eyes you shouldn't be at risk from you tank water ;D
    Carol
     
  14. rob2uk

    rob2uk Member Member

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    Trust me, it went EVERYWHERE
     
  15. Janmitch22

    Janmitch22 Member Member

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    Wait, what? lol you can get sick from aquarium water? Like, really sick? Hum, I never thought about that. But I do wash my hands. I rinse them before maintenance and I wash them after.
     
  16. newbie101

    newbie101 Well Known Member Member

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    yum *gulp gulp gulp* this tank water is gooood!
    lol :D
     
  17. Butterfly

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    LOL :D
    Carol