Aquarium water on me?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Marinero, Nov 30, 2005.

  1. MarineroValued MemberMember

    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. JasonWell Known MemberMember

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

  3. GunnieWell Known MemberMember

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

  4. rob2ukValued MemberMember

    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. newbie101Well Known MemberMember

    that was reeealy smart of you rob... :p
    how did you do that?
  6. MikeFishloreAdmin Moderator Member

  7. rob2ukValued MemberMember

    I was doing a water change and kinda tripped with the bucket full of old water... i was soaked head to toe...
  8. newbie101Well Known MemberMember

    :eek: ouch....
    yikes if i did that my fish tank would be banished forever...EMMA, YOU FLOODED MY NICE FLOOR!!!!!!
  9. rob2ukValued MemberMember

    Haha, well I live in and run a pub, so there's always liquids being spilled on the floor ;D
  10. newbie101Well Known MemberMember

    o that explains it then... ;D
  11. GunnieWell Known MemberMember

    Cool! Is the pub near London?
  12. rob2ukValued MemberMember

    Do a search for my postcode (RG26 3NL) here:  

    I'm about 40 or 50 miles away, I guess
  13. ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    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
  14. rob2ukValued MemberMember

    Trust me, it went EVERYWHERE
  15. Janmitch22Valued MemberMember

    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. newbie101Well Known MemberMember

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

    LOL :D

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