I use to have the coralife gloves you speak of when I had my 55g , but they were so big and bulky on me I could barely use them, I am very small not even 5' and my arms and hands are real tiny also, hence my name,,,,TinyDove,,,lol. I was just about to order the thin plastic ones when hubby said he could get those from work now so I guess I am covered in that department ...lol.
I had a Torch coral in my 55g and I brushed it once and boy I thought I was dying, it burned and my hand was all red and swollen for days... I even had trouble breating that the DR. gave me a shot for anafalactic shock not sure I spelled that right, had to stay @ the Dr.s office for a few hours so he could keep an eye on me, thank god his office is just down the street.
That is why hubby made me sell the 55g when my vision started to go. He knows how much I loved my reef and with being home alone all the time now since I can't work or drive anymore, he took pitty on me and said I could turn the 12g I have into one as long as I don't put any deadly fish or corals in it. He has no clue what is bad or not, but I figure I can handle some shrooms and rics and a few softies, just don't tell him they can all harm me, our secret , OK
As for a reef club I would love it but do not drive anymore as I said and it is hard to get around, the hubby takes me everywhere I need to go. He worries to much if I am with other people, think he thinks they will forget me on a street corner or something...
What size and what kind of tank do you have?