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Deberber
11/13/2013, 05:04 PM
Hey, I'm look to get a pair of gloves to work around in the tank. I'm just curious what the best type of glove would be.

Whiterabbitrage
11/13/2013, 09:01 PM
Depends on why you want gloves. The arm length heavy duty ones are great for keeping your hands dry and safe from Paly toxins but they are useless for delicate work like feeding.

bogg
11/13/2013, 10:15 PM
I use the orange blue ones think their coralife
They are really stiff though and tire your hand for delicate tedious work

Deberber
11/14/2013, 01:24 PM
Well it's not for feeding. It's for moving around stuff and working in tank.

Nina51
11/14/2013, 01:48 PM
this was discussed in the "new to hobby" forum. :)

http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2349493

Deberber
11/14/2013, 02:28 PM
this was discussed in the "new to hobby" forum. :)

http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2349493

Thanks. I'll be getting a pair of coral life gloves esp. After those pictures!

James77
11/14/2013, 06:26 PM
Yes...where gloves. I have been stabbed by all sorts of things in the past and lucked out.

Save the money and get these....they are great:

http://www.harborfreight.com/oil-resistant-pvc-long-cuff-gloves-99677.html

Deberber
11/14/2013, 07:16 PM
Better than coral life?

James77
11/14/2013, 07:20 PM
I haven't used the Coralife....but the ones I linked are great. I can't imagine the Coralifes being any better. I've had them a couple years and they are very thick. They are about the same length as the Coralifes, but I wish they made either 6" longer to go right up to the shoulder.

Plus they have 20% coupons that would apply to that, 4 pairs for the price of the Coralifes.

Boston21
11/14/2013, 10:53 PM
James77,

Are those gloves available in stores or just online? (HF?)

ss30
11/15/2013, 04:57 AM
Get a pair of welders gauntlets :D

dc
11/15/2013, 06:57 AM
These are the kind I have. Still thick, but not as thick as the coralife's.

pond gloves (http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=15871)

James77
11/15/2013, 10:19 AM
James77,

Are those gloves available in stores or just online? (HF?)

They have them at the stores. Print out one of their coupons before you go and you get 20% off or a free tape measure :)

Deberber
11/16/2013, 12:19 PM
Thanks, I will most likely get those James

Breadman03
11/16/2013, 01:47 PM
The gloves are well worth the amount of towels I no longer go through drying off my arms after doing something in the tank, even ignoring the contamination benefits.

SantaMonica
11/16/2013, 08:57 PM
I got the blue version of the nitrile pond gloves. Amazing how your hand can be dry after working on things.

Of course I did not get them until getting stuck by a hippo tang during feeding. Felt like pounding on the finger with a hammer, and still has remnants two years later.

GroktheCube
11/17/2013, 11:36 AM
I ordered thick arm length nitrile gloves from the industrial and scientific substore on amazon.

I also keep disposable 12" nitrile gloves for delicate stuff.

sonoma2nv
11/21/2013, 02:57 PM
i didnt see the depth of ur tank take that into concideration

sonoma2nv
11/21/2013, 03:01 PM
I got the blue version of the nitrile pond gloves. Amazing how your hand can be dry after working on things.

Of course I did not get them until getting stuck by a hippo tang during feeding. Felt like pounding on the finger with a hammer, and still has remnants two years later.

thats there spines my tang i hand feed my 6" female maroon will draw blood

puffster
11/25/2013, 06:21 PM
I haven't used gloves on a regular practice aqua-scapeing or doing in-tank maintenance in the past. Until one day I looked down at my hands after moving some coral around. It was as if I did not have any fingerprints anymore, smooth as silk. So, when I do a straight water change, I still don't. But when dealing with live rock, Zoa's, pally's or any other corals, I now use gloves. Just the nitriel ones, I don't care about getting wet but it beats the alternatives.

PS: I have since regrown my fingerprints.

Ernie

James77
11/25/2013, 07:04 PM
Until one day I looked down at my hands after moving some coral around. It was as if I did not have any fingerprints anymore, smooth as silk.

Well I would hope you immediately ran out and robbed a bank :)

That's weird though...did they come back quickly, was it maybe just waterlogged skin?

puffster
11/25/2013, 07:36 PM
I still would have gotten caught, my luck. No, they weren't waterlogged. The released chemicals from the coral/s I had moved, literally etched the prints virtually off my skin. It took about a month to get a good set of prints back. Just imagine what would happen to me if I didn't wash my hands and ate a burger or something. ALWAYS wash your hands after being in the tank, even with gloves. Bacteria might be small but it can still kick your butt. Not to mention the toxins from the corals. Yea, it was kind of weird. Kool but weird and don't want to repeat it.

brian2kgt
11/25/2013, 07:47 PM
I am also looking to order some gloves after learning the hard way. Currently on antibiotics and going in for hand surgery tomorrow to remove what I believe is a piece of vermetid snail or feather duster that broke off in my thumb when I was aquascaping last week.

Boston21
11/26/2013, 12:26 AM
I am also looking to order some gloves after learning the hard way. Currently on antibiotics and going in for hand surgery tomorrow to remove what I believe is a piece of vermetid snail or feather duster that broke off in my thumb when I was aquascaping last week.

***. That sounds brutal, did it get infected? Get the nitrile gloves from Harbor Freight, I got my pair for like 6 bucks, sucks to pick up small stuff with though.

Megatrev62
11/26/2013, 07:01 AM
Have the aqua gloves and really don't like them much. They are too thick on the hand and I always seem to go past the armpit and fill them up. I use Hospital latex gloves I get "free" from work. I tape the wrist and no water inside.
Sometimes double them up too.

Rollins4Miles
11/26/2013, 09:23 AM
Have the aqua gloves and really don't like them much. They are too thick on the hand and I always seem to go past the armpit and fill them up. I use Hospital latex gloves I get "free" from work. I tape the wrist and no water inside.
Sometimes double them up too.

I also use latex gloves. I just buy them in bulk. I don't use gloves unless I'm moving live rock or fragging corals - particularly zoas and palys. I don't use them when fragging SPS unless I'm doing a lot of cutting. I just rinse the gloves after I put them on and use a rubber band to seal the end. They'll tear occasionally but I like the sensitivity it provides over heavier gloves.

brian2kgt
11/26/2013, 09:50 AM
***. That sounds brutal, did it get infected? Get the nitrile gloves from Harbor Freight, I got my pair for like 6 bucks, sucks to pick up small stuff with though.

Yeah, my thumb swelled up and I could barely bend it. Just got back from the doctor. Isn't a pleasant experience having someone dig around in your finger. Ordered the harbor freight gloves for any future rock work.

rainydave
11/26/2013, 12:01 PM
Yes...where gloves. I have been stabbed by all sorts of things in the past and lucked out.

Save the money and get these....they are great:

http://www.harborfreight.com/oil-resistant-pvc-long-cuff-gloves-99677.html

Love the comments on these gloves.

"I tried the nitrile gloves. They easily split and only go to your wrist. When you're gutting a deer and digging in up to your elbows, these work great. Just rinse 'em off when done and re-use. I'm going to buy a couple more pair for backup."

Reeferz412
11/26/2013, 01:22 PM
I use sea grip gloves. better than nothing I always say. Nothing can cut me wearing those gloves. I wear them especially when I disturb the clown.

Boston21
11/26/2013, 07:48 PM
Have the aqua gloves and really don't like them much. They are too thick on the hand and I always seem to go past the armpit and fill them up. I use Hospital latex gloves I get "free" from work. I tape the wrist and no water inside.
Sometimes double them up too.


I thought about this, then I figured it would be a waste of time as your still dipping your arm into the tank, although it would help protect your hands and finger's I guess.

_chromis_
11/26/2013, 10:16 PM
i bought a set of the coralife gloves, used them for a couple months. now i just use bare hands and a towel

Megatrev62
11/27/2013, 12:07 AM
I've decided to let my wife do the maintenance on the tank. She loves it, but I laugh out loud when she says " damn my arms are soaking wet" lol.

Reef Frog
11/28/2013, 08:51 PM
I bought the red/blue Coralife gloves. Good quality IMO but not sensitive enough to handle frags, brushes etc. but OK for moving rocks for example.

I now use them for jobs on my property like cleaning out drainage pipes or other places where I can't see exactly what's "in there." They did repel a snakebite however while pulling leaves from a drainage pipe so I'm not regretting the purchase.

Boston21
11/28/2013, 10:45 PM
I've decided to let my wife do the maintenance on the tank. She loves it, but I laugh out loud when she says " damn my arms are soaking wet" lol.

Haha. pwn.