How often do you put your hands in your system/water?

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How often are you putting your paws in your tank?

  1. Daily

  2. Every other day

  3. Once or twice a week

  4. Less than once a week

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  1. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Well that is different.

    That is your job, and your lucky for the experience and discounted resources.

    LOL, jonesing for SW are we? Yup.

    If you have upside corals then all rules are off. For gawd sakes man right the coral.

    Thanks so much Swiss, I am feeling much better.

    ^^^^^^ This is exactly what I am talking about!!!!!



    Day 8 and I put my hands in my tank. :) I am learning the happy medium, yep my life story.:confused:
     
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  3. ncfishguy

    ncfishguy Astrea Snail

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  4. Va Reef

    Va Reef Giant Squid

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    Just thought it was worth noting I went three days without putting my hands in, let alone looking at, my tank. I was out of town.

    That counts though right??
     
  5. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Yeah nope!:p You thought about it though numerous times.

    I have put my hands in once in 10 days now. Of course tomorrow that all changes.

    After reading more hobbyist information on the topic I am more convinced that less you put your hands in the tank the better.
     
  6. Vinnyboombatz

    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    Guess who is that one guy here who does that.☺
     
  7. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Oh I knew you were the one person that voted less then once a week, it was either you or Mr.Bill. :rolleyes:

    I have got to look for those threads and information about putting hands in tank.
     
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  9. Mr. Bill

    Mr. Bill Native Floridian

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    Um yeah, wasn't me. I'm the one that goes in once or twice per week for the therapy. :p Speaking of that, I miss my skunk cleaner shrimp. He used to do my nails. :D
     
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    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

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    I cant go more then a couple days ugh.

    Heck, I even had my hand, arm, and arm pit inside the tank the other day. Who knows what kind of deodarant, soap, sweat, oils are under there ewe.

    Still not convineced that it makes a difference though
     
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    Mr. Bill Native Floridian

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    The advice to keep hands out of the tank stems from the early days before we could keep corals, before we knew the benefits of live rock, or the nature of saltwater and it's ability to develop bacteriums to rid itself of impurities. In today's world, there are times when it still may stand- like when a newbie keeps moving a nem back to where they want it, or they keep moving a new coral, thinking they have to find that "sweet spot" for it to open, when in reality it just needs time to fully acclimate itself to the water conditions. But for a seasoned reefer with a mature tank, I agree- it doesn't make a difference. I've yet to hear of anyone crashing their tank by having their hands in the water too often. :)
     
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