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Old 07-18-2013, 04:32 AM   #11
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I was gluing some of my loose zoanthids down today and after I was done I dried my hands off with one of my tank towels and went to go wash my hands. Without even thinking about it I picked a piece of hair off of my tongue that had just flown into my mouth. The next thing I knew half of my tongue went numb

Has anyone else done anything stupid like this or is it just a me thing?
thats why you wear rubber gloves

but I've done one better
i must electrocute my self at least 2 times a week
not thinking I jump on computer after working on my tanks with wet saltwater covered hands
talk about a big jolt

you would think I'd move the computer away from my tanks but NO
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thats why you wear rubber gloves

but I've done one better
i must electrocute my self at least 2 times a week
not thinking I jump on computer after working on my tanks with wet saltwater covered hands
talk about a big jolt

you would think I'd move the computer away from my tanks but NO
I've been electrocuted once. ONCE. In a non fish related incident. Thought I was going to die. Can't imagine getting electrocuted that often!
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I've been electrocuted once. ONCE. In a non fish related incident. Thought I was going to die. Can't imagine getting electrocuted that often!
I've been zapped lots of times. Just low voltage stuff that caused a light pain and strange tingle.

The one time I touched an electric fence tho.. That.. really sucked. I brushed against it and then dropped to my knees in the mud.
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I've been zapped lots of times. Just low voltage stuff that caused a light pain and strange tingle.

The one time I touched an electric fence tho.. That.. really sucked. I brushed against it and then dropped to my knees in the mud.
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That stuff is no joke. My wife says i look like a spaceman when i frag I wear a full face shield long rubber gloves and have a fan in the window to create a negative air flow

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I don't think I'll keep zoas anytime soon. With my luck I will probably mess up more than once
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I dont remember who it as but someone here was blind for several months because of his stuff, (post is at least a yr old, probably more) wash your hands folks stuffs dangerous.
as far as messing with a keyboard with wet hands its a jolt but not bad only five volts and only a couple amps, your psu cannot output more than that on a single rail and it runs through your usb controller...
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If you had a tank full of zoas and you touched a body part after getting tank water on your hands, could you potentially see a reAction or do you have to contact the actual coral?
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