If you’re prone to cutting your fingers and hands on live rock and corals or getting stung by bristleworms, try using latex or nitrile gloves when doing anything aquarium related. Any time you break the skin, you open yourself to infections that can be a direct result of putting your hands into aquarium water. These infections can be minor, but there are all sorts of stories out there where people have serious infections that require hospitalization, or at the very least antibiotics and other medication. If you don’t have access to doctor style gloves, there are other prodcts out there, some of which have protective sleeves as well. Coralife, for example, has a set of thick gloves readily available to purchase at many pet stores nationwide.