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Old 06-19-2015, 11:43 PM   #11
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Are you sure it isn't you rather than the tank? If there is NOTHING plugged in the tank then there can't be any current going into it. Is there anything else touching the tank?
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Old 06-19-2015, 11:45 PM   #12
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in all seriousness last night when I was getting shocked I actually had a scratch on my thumb that was fresh and hurt when I put it in the water....if all of your equipment is off and unplugged then double check and make sure nothing else is touching it.
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Old 06-19-2015, 11:47 PM   #13
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the strange part nothing is plugged in on the tank till I find the stray voltage
some how the tank is still hot with voltage
How many volts are you reading?

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Old 06-19-2015, 11:52 PM   #14
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There has to be something plugged in or else you have exposed nerves in your hands or nerve damage.

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Old 06-19-2015, 11:54 PM   #15
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gotta hit the garage find my volt meter
I know when I had my hand in tank it gave me a slight tingle like off a small battery
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Old 06-20-2015, 12:12 AM   #16
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You might have a cut in your finger that you are not aware of. Salt water will have such effect in your finger. You might also be experiencing an electrostatic discharge if you are stepping on a carpeted floor.
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Old 06-20-2015, 10:16 AM   #17
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How big of a shock are we talking? I get tittle "shocks" from my tank but I think those are little cuts. On the other hand I have been shocked wile cleaning out a bio cube and my whole arm was numb and shaky.


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I think I found the problem my daughter plugged in a old extension cord to vacuum the rug, it was never unplugged when she finished vacuuming , it was rubbing up against bottom of the tank , after looking at extension cord it became clear that caused the shock as it was all cracked and brittle , I cut off both ends before putting it in the trash , I also emailed the electrician who put in the GFI's he will be here mon morning to inspect all the outlets to see why nothing popped when I was getting ,
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I have a grounding wire in my big tank. It won't pop if there is no connection to ground


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I have a similar story, but I figured people would think I'm crazy. I was cleaning out the filter socks and I went to grab one and I felt this sharp pain. I looked at my finger and saw a very small "cut". Every time I stuck my hand back in the tank, it felt like I was sticking them in razor blades. I couldn't figure it out. Then I hovered my finger above the water and thats when I knew it was actually an electric shock. The weird part is, when I stuck my other hand in the water nothing happened. Only when I would put that finger in the water did I feel it. I never could figure what the heck it was.
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