Ok, I am in the middle of a self-imposed pledge…..I am not buying any corals for three months! Why am I doing this? Because it will force me to minimize the amount of time I fuss with my tank and reduce the time I have my hands in the tank, which can introduce oils from the skin and stress out both corals and fish.
Drawbacks of Constant Tinkering
One key to keeping a successful reef tank is to let Mother Nature do her thing. Constant handling will stress out corals and potentially impact growth rates and colors. I know, a lot of us reef keepers have a tendency to move stuff around to achieve a better look. We must resist this temptation! The way I MORE