[youtube width=”670″ height=”400″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUBLC3LCnHw[/youtube]
I recently contributed an article to reefbuilders about carefully neglecting your tank during busy times. In my case, it was the birth of our daughter Elise. The article was geared towards maintaining a reef tank, despite the extra responsibilities. However, one of our readers makes a very convincing case why a reef tank is a must-have with babies. Mark Callahan’s youtube video shows us how important a reef tank can be for a child’s development and entertainment. I definitely know where he’s coming from. Whenever my daughter gets fussy, the first place we visit is my reef aquarium. The distraction of color and movement calms her down. Another benefit from reef aquariums is the noise. White noise is very effective in helping a baby fall asleep. My reef tank is the ultimate noise machine. Watch the video, and let us know what you think. It might convince your spouse to allow another reef tank, perhaps a nano in the baby room?