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Old 06-19-2015, 06:50 PM   #1
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electric shock from tank

Ok now I am totally baffled
I got a shock from my predator tank so I unplugged everything pumps , heater , lights , filter , also the skimmer , I figured I would narrow it down with process of elimination , well this is what's baffling me every thing is unplugged
and I'm still getting a shock , what could cause this any idea's I lost my harlequin basslet and my hamlet from this already I moved the other fish to QT till I figure this out , I don't have much hair so I can't pull it out as its short,
can the unplugged equipment still hold power unplugged,
I"m lost with this any idea's
please don't ask for parameters as this is not a parameter issue
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Did you unplug everything or shut off power strips?
No circulation pumps forgotten?
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Old 06-19-2015, 08:12 PM   #3
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If nothing is feeding electricity to the tank than its highly unlikely the tank is harnessing current. There has to be a rational/logical explanation here. I'd shut the breaker box switch for that entire room off and see what happens.

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everything is unplugged and I'm still getting shocked
it's weird because I just replaced everything on this tank about 2 months ago
I replace all electric pumps heaters ect every two years weather it needs it or not
as salt water is hard on all these components
I don't get a shock from main tank just the lower one
I also had GFI outlets installed not to long ago
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Electric eel hitch hike in?

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Electric eel hitch hike in?

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LoL

Yes that would be something but no
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Are you sure the outlets were installed correctly. (In other words verify it with an outlet tester you can get at any hardware store) if hot and neutral are switched that could cause it


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It's funny I thought the same thing about getting shocked from my tank last night. I asked my girlfriend to stick her finger in without telling her why but she didn't feel anything. Once I told her I definitely felt a sting across my face
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Wait a sec, you have GFCI installed, your getting shocked and the GFCI aren't popping?? That doesn't sound right to me.
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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
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