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Words of Wisdom with a Carpet Anenome...


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Well I was trying to remove my carpet from my tank so it could go to it's temporary home at OIAB until Brad's tank is up and running for this bad boy to go in it. My words of wisdom is that carpets sting pretty good..DOH!

 

I knew they stung a bit but it got my hand pretty good. Let's just say that the nem won, and it's still in the tank until tomorrow when I have the day off to fight it. Oh and I'm using gloves tomorrow...(laugh)

 

Anyways, no matter how long were in the hobby or think that everything will be fine, you turn another corner and run right back into a wall again.

 

I can't wait to see what sharks and rays are going to do for me. I'll probably loose some limbs while I scrub the tank or something....(scratch)

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I was visiting the vancouver (BC) aquarium many years ago (in high school) and part of our group tour included a 'behind the scenes' bit http://www.pnwmas.org/forums/images/smilies/clap.gif. The tour guide asked us why nems (in the touch-safe tanks, yaknow?) didn't hurt us but would paralyze a fish and we guessed right...our skin is too thick. so he asked what we thought the thinnest skin in the human body is...turns out (he said) it's the mouth/tongue. so he offered that we could lick the nem if we wanted http://www.pnwmas.org/forums/images/smilies/tongue.png. I figured that this guys knows what he's talking about so I went for it http://www.pnwmas.org/forums/images/smilies/scary.gif.

 

It turns out you definitely feel it! I basically felt like the tip of my tongue was both limp and numb for a few days as it (slowly) wore off. I felt little like this guy http://www.pnwmas.org/forums/images/smilies/drooler.gif

 

but...now I can say I've licked a nem! http://www.pnwmas.org/forums/images/smilies/rock2.gif http://www.pnwmas.org/forums/images/smilies/rock2.gif http://www.pnwmas.org/forums/images/smilies/clap.gif

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My friend gave away a blue carpet (they were cheap back then) that was eating her fish. She reached in, picked it up and put it in a bucket. Didn't hurt her at all. Her friend took the bucket home, reached in to get the anemone and spent 3 nights in the ICU in anaphylactic shock. Could have died. Apparently your actual mileage will vary.

Kate

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My friend gave away a blue carpet (they were cheap back then) that was eating her fish. She reached in, picked it up and put it in a bucket. Didn't hurt her at all. Her friend took the bucket home, reached in to get the anemone and spent 3 nights in the ICU in anaphylactic shock. Could have died. Apparently your actual mileage will vary.

Kate

Glad I didn't have anything that crazy happen.. WOW. I got it out of the tank today with my stylin' orange/blue reef gloves.
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