Shocking Discovery

Discussion in 'ASAP' started by civiccars2003, Aug 14, 2016.

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  1. civiccars2003

    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

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    latley I've been getting shocked when putting my hand in my tank. At first I thought my lights were the issue and they still maybe. I have a friend coming over with a multimeter and will have to do some investing into what is causing this. Thought I'd share my experience and will keep you posted on what's going on....
     
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  3. Zissou

    Zissou Fire Shrimp

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  4. civiccars2003

    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

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    I did buy a ground probe. Something I should've done long time ago and I think every tank should have one.

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    chum Coral Banded Shrimp

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    ground probe is a must to protect your livestock. make sure you have gfci outlets or that could kill you.
     
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    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    Good purchase with a ground probe civic. I keep one in my sump and the display.
     
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    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

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    Using a mutimeter found the problem. The problem was an older heater. I have one main heater and three smaller backups. It was a backup.
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  9. Laverda

    Laverda Plankton

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    Heaters are very problematic. I have had to many fail, all brands. Even a titanium one that was only a month old. I never submerge them completely any more. They can do a lot of damage when they fail, so they should be inspected on a regular basis.
     
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    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    chum Coral Banded Shrimp

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    damn it, i have those heaters ! glad you are ok.
     
  12. Redd

    Redd Astrea Snail

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    Shoot!! This is one reason why I wanted a tank with a hood when I started reefing .. Now I have a kid, God forbid if a short happened something like this would be unspeakable