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Old 06-06-2007, 12:19 AM   #1
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Mag Drive Pump

I have had a Mag 10 in my 100 gallon tank for about 3 years. Just recently I took it out as when I would put my hand in the tank I was being shocked. Come to find out it was the Mag.
Has anyone had this issue?
Also can I use this pump for mixing saltwater?
If not how do I salvage the pump?
How often do people change out items like pumps and heaters?
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Old 06-06-2007, 02:04 AM   #2
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Also can I use this pump for mixing saltwater?
I would discontinue use immediately. I have not heard much about mag pumps having this issue, but I guess you run the risk w/ any electrical equipment.
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If not how do I salvage the pump?
I'm not sure you can.
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FWIW IMO/IME you should get more than 3 years out of a mag pump and most heaters.

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I agree with Mike, toss it, or call the manufacturer and see if there is a fix. If you keep using it, even to mix SW, you run the risk of shocking yourself.
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I too would toss the pump. Why take the risk?

I would also suggest you add a grounding probe to your setup.
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And a GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupt) outlet, if not already there!
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And a GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupt) outlet, if not already there!
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MT what heaters do you use to get 3 years out of? I go through them all the time, just had to change out another 300 watt finnex.
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