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    Default Gloves or no gloves?


    0 Not allowed!
    When you handle your aquarium (water changes, etc.), do you wear gloves or not? Just want to hear how everyone does things.

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    2 Not allowed!
    I usually don't wear gloves unless I have a wound on my hands or if I have to handle a fish.
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    2 Not allowed!
    I do not wear gloves. If I was working with Saltwater tanks, I would most likely wear gloves.

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    1 Not allowed!
    I know there are some pretty nasty things you can "catch" from aquarium water but I do not wear gloves either.
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    2 Not allowed!
    No gloves here, either.

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    2 Not allowed!
    While I do have a pair of long gloves, I only wear them when I have an open wound. It is much easier and faster for me personally to be able to feel what I'm doing, and the gloves do inhibit that.

    Inconvenience aside, I'm a little bit of a klutz personally and so I do sometimes have those open wounds when I need to do tank maintenance. So, I do wear gloves if I have to. I'll just skip 'non essential' types of maintenance during those times. I can't seem to manage the delicacy involved with tending plants while wearing gloves.

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    3 Not allowed!
    I take the same approach as Riversgirl. I don't wear gloves unless I have a open cut on my hand.
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    3 Not allowed!
    Ditto - no gloves.
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    0 Not allowed!
    For water changes I do not wear gloves. If trying to get things moved around in big tanks with big fish, I wear them.

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    1 Not allowed!
    I also don't wear gloves unless I have an open wound on my hand or arm. I don't like the lack of contact/disconnect feeling you get when you have that layer between your fingers and what you are handling.
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