Fish tank Granuloma
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > General Planted Tank Forums > Local Pet Stores, Clubs, and Conventions > New York


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-01-2012, 04:47 AM   #1
philemon716
Planted Member
 
PTrader: (10/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: NY, NY
Posts: 270
Default

Fish tank Granuloma


Just a reminder to be very careful with open cuts being exposed to your tank water. One of my friends things he has contracted granuloma after having a rash on his arm for quite some time.

http://www.ehow.com/info_12227741_ca...granuloma.html
philemon716 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-01-2012, 05:32 AM   #2
Noahma
Planted Tank Guru
 
Noahma's Avatar
 
PTrader: (8/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Northglenn, Colorado
Posts: 4,007
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by philemon716 View Post
Just a reminder to be very careful with open cuts being exposed to your tank water. One of my friends things he has contracted granuloma after having a rash on his arm for quite some time.

http://www.ehow.com/info_12227741_ca...granuloma.html
If you have a normal immune system, it should be of little problem to you. Does make you realize what may be in your water though.
Noahma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2012, 01:01 PM   #3
chibikaie
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
PTrader: (6/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 561
Default

Doesn't have to be especially virulent bacteria - just getting a wound infected makes for a nasty week. Do what I say, not what I do.
chibikaie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2012, 03:58 PM   #4
gordonrichards
Planted Tank Guru
 
gordonrichards's Avatar
 
PTrader: (331/99%)
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Huntington Station, NY
Posts: 4,639
Send a message via Yahoo to gordonrichards
Default

Any small cuts on your hands and a fish tank are a bad idea.
Washing hands after working with tanks is always a good idea.

You can also get bacterial infections in your eye from splashes of water.

I wash my hands/arms with soap. I use alcohol gel afterwards.
-G
gordonrichards is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2012, 04:17 PM   #5
driftwoodhunter
Planted Tank Guru
 
PTrader: (23/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Christiansburg, Va
Posts: 2,756
Default

I hate getting my arms in the tanks - I have psoriasis on them and I worry about infections, even with washing right after. I also worry that I will forget if I have meds or lotion on my skin & go into a tank without washing them off. One day I'll kill my fish! My best friend is a stained glass artist and she always has small glass cuts on her hands. She's also a retired nurse so when I show her this she will freak out - lol.
__________________
The Fraternity of Dirt # 7 - Daughter of the Dirt - Canon Club #018
Twin 29g Dirt Tanks on an Iron Stand - DIY 3D Backgrounds
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/ta...stand-pic.html
The Behemoth - 125 dirt tank
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=199772
driftwoodhunter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2012, 10:55 PM   #6
aokashi
Wannabe Guru
 
aokashi's Avatar
 
PTrader: (14/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: New York, New York
Posts: 1,490
Default

yikes! makes me glad i hate touching my water in te first place
aokashi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2012, 11:13 PM   #7
Diana
Planted Tank Guru
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Contra Costa CA
Posts: 7,489
Default

There are 2 types of gloves available.
One is a disposable, thin, flexible glove. It is shoulder length. Veterinarians use them for large animals.
The other is a much sturdier, long lasting glove. Designed for use with salt water tanks that have sharp corals.
I have the last sort. My arms sweated so much the fingers of the gloves were full of sweat after working just one tank!
Diana is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2012, 11:44 PM   #8
secuono
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
secuono's Avatar
 
PTrader: (26/96%)
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: VA
Posts: 927
Default

I just trust my strong immune system. I'm no germaphobe nor abuser of drugs.
secuono is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 04:52 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012