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. Vinnyboombatz

    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    Agree to some extent.Most of us don't keep fish long enough to see any long term health effects.Just saying.☺
     
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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !

    Naw no one is going to crash their tanks. :rolleyes: < Me rolling my eyes.

    If you work in your tank and you have a skimmer, the skimmer often will stop making skim mate for a while, why is that? You've changed something in the dynamics of the water.

    So I am going to do a little test next week as soon as the new tank settles down.

    I have noticed that my corals/tank utilize less trace elements if I have worked in the tank. The longer my hands are out of the tank the greater the consumption rate. We can test this theory, and I'll explain how.
     
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  4. Va Reef

    Va Reef Giant Squid

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    Now this, merits consideration. I would love to see some scientific data, actual numbers, that show how putting hands in the tank can be detrimental.

    I'm curious how you plan on testing trace elements as most don't even have test kits.
     
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  5. Vinnyboombatz

    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    I think its the oils from your skin that effects the skimate production.The same reason a new skimmer needs to be broken in.(factory oils)
     
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  6. Step223

    Step223 Plankton

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    Every other day:)
     
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  7. Av8Bluewater

    Av8Bluewater Giant Squid

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    I think even in a tightly monitored scientific study it would be nearly impossible to conclude anything about hands in tanks.
     
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  9. justonwo

    justonwo Fire Shrimp

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    As a newbie stressing out over every detail, I have my hands in there all the time! Mostly killing aiptasia or dealing with vermatid snails (which I hate, hate, hate).
     
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  10. mdbostwick

    mdbostwick Vlamingii Tang

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    Justifiable reasons
     
  11. evolved

    evolved Wrasse Freak

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    Yes, just as PE mysis does too, or other oily foods.
     
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  12. Reefbuilder

    Reefbuilder Scooter Blennie

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    Well I really blew it yesterday. I will say I was using shoulder length disposable gloves when in my DT and my grow out tank but when it came to breaking down the fuge and putting it back up... well maybe 50 times.