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Post by Danny21 on Mon 25 Feb 2013, 2:45 am

I was doing some weekly maintenance and I felt some shocks from a cut I have on my finger, it felt alot stronger then when I had felt it a few months ago, most likely due to the added reactors and upsized heater, but I was wondering if this was anything to be concerned of? Will it harm the fish or corals, because after all they are animals like we are, and I don't think I would like being shocked 24/7. Also, what can I do to help reduce the amount of voltage or eliminate it completely?

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Re: Stray Voltage

Post by matt_longview on Mon 25 Feb 2013, 9:48 am

You can get a grounding probe or you can find the source of the voltage by unplugging things one at a time and seeing if you still get shocked.

I'd try to get rid of it as well. I've read that it makes your fish more prone to disease because of the added stress.
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Post by J.Davis on Wed 27 Feb 2013, 10:00 pm

matt_longview wrote:You can get a grounding probe or you can find the source of the voltage by unplugging things one at a time and seeing if you still get shocked.

I'd try to get rid of it as well. I've read that it makes your fish more prone to disease because of the added stress.

+1 You'll need to isolate the source & replace/ repair it. I perfer to use a multi-meter than my hands for checking stray voltage Cool
Keep in mind your heater will omit more when it's on than not.
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Re: Stray Voltage

Post by SeanT on Wed 27 Feb 2013, 10:04 pm

GROUND PROBE!! I think I have an extra one?

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Re: Stray Voltage

Post by matt_longview on Thu 28 Feb 2013, 12:27 am

J.Davis wrote:I perfer to use a multi-meter than my hands for checking stray voltage Cool

Sleep Where's the fun in THAT!?!?

But yeah... that's a much better plan. :-)
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