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Old 04-14-2014, 12:36 AM   #1
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Shock in my tank

The other day I put my hand in my 240 chiclid tank and felt a bit of a shock, I went through each piece of equipment and couldn't feel the shock after I unplugged everything.
So I plugged everything back in and all was well.
Tonight I felt the same shock, unplugged everything and then plugged in one at a time each thing, no shock. Done, nothing.

It's happened twice so I assume it might happen again, but I can't seem to find anything wrong.

And I'm worried about how the chiclids will be affected if I don't catch it early again and the shock goes on for any period of time.

A grounding prob sounds like a band aid but would it help?

Thank you everyone.
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Old 04-14-2014, 12:40 AM   #2
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Also the fish were acting 100% normal when I noticed both times.
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Old 04-14-2014, 12:49 AM   #3
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perhaps static build up? do you get similar sensation touching things around house?
its still heating season here in chicagoland so i get to feel this quite a bit
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Do you have a ground probe in the tank? It's a must have (at least in my tanks) since it does prevent stray voltage from your equipments. Hence stops the electrocution. They're not that pricey either. Just my thought
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Old 04-14-2014, 06:34 PM   #5
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Make sure your heater is actually on while testing it out. Your fish will not be harmed unless the tank is grounded by a probe.
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I don't have a probe in the tank, yes or no on getting one?
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Old 04-16-2014, 12:44 AM   #7
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I get static shocks just about every time I touch the water in my tanks, but its very, very dry here, and I get shocked on door knobs, etc. all the time too.
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I would not add a grounding probe . Just make sure everything is plugged into a protected outlet .
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