05-22-2011, 05:16 PM
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Originally Posted by jacalynackerman
Surely you aren't suggesting that the soap wears off or somehow disappears during the course of the day? What is your rule about how long it takes for the soap to wear off or disappear...or evaporate? For example, you have used the bathroom in the middle of the day and (I certainly hope) used soap and water to wash up. How long before you feel comfortable sticking your hands in the tank? It sounds like you are waiting a period of time and then, without removing the environmental contaminants that you've gathered from touching money, doorknobs, other people (who may have used lotion), pets, etc., put your hands directly into your tank? Please clarify.
BTW, 48 hours since I've added the airstone and lowered the level in my tank and no more dead fish.
Doesn't it also say on this site to wash and rinse hands throughly before and after touching anything in the tank?