If you keep your smartphone on your person at all times and are frequently performing maintenance tasks on an aquarium, then we highly recommend getting a waterproof phone case. It’s very easy to lose track of the phone’s location within the labyrinth of pockets in your pants and shirt, and that one time you lean over too far will be the same time your phone is in your shirt pocket and goes for a swim. While most waterproof cases aren’t perfect, they are at least one barrier between it and being completely ruined. Hopefully the phone won’t break your favorite coral colony if it falls in.
Thanks to Daniel Leija for sharing his particular ordeal on Facebook and inspiring this post.