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Old 03-11-2012, 08:19 PM   #11
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I think I will keep mine on the surge procters I am gone 9 hrs a day and don't want that on my mind if the gfci outlet trip and I am not there to push the button back into place for the electricity to come back on to that outlet.
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:52 PM   #12
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I been running my system on a gfi outlet for about 3 years now and never has is tripped or been an issue. I also have a ground probe. the one time that my outlet tripped was when I had an aquipment malfunction (heater broke).
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If one of ur pumps sends electricity into the water ur gfi will trip. If u ground the tank itself than the electricity will flow through the water shocking all that's in it till it exits through the prob. I wouldn't ground the tank. I have never even seen a power head that comes grounded and normally a motor grounded.
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As long as u come home that night ur occupants should be fine. When people buy offljne they are in a nag with no flow right. Ur main breaker would trip anyway when it senses a short. A short would happen when the electricity goes into ur tank. I don't run a gfci plug myself. Ur surge protector probably has u covered
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To answer ur question Mr x sure u could just p lug a conductive rod to the ground on ur outlet and nothing else only that little hole there
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:30 AM   #16
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If one of ur pumps sends electricity into the water ur gfi will trip. If u ground the tank itself than the electricity will flow through the water shocking all that's in it till it exits through the prob. I wouldn't ground the tank. I have never even seen a power head that comes grounded and normally a motor grounded.
not entirely true. none my fish were harmed. and I actually have two power heads that have ground. my octopus skimmer pump also has ground.
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To answer ur question Mr x sure u could just p lug a conductive rod to the ground on ur outlet and nothing else only that little hole there
I didn't ask if I could, I asked if he could.
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Old 03-12-2012, 04:37 PM   #18
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not entirely true. none my fish were harmed. and I actually have two power heads that have ground. my octopus skimmer pump also has ground.
So you have a gfi and a ground probe? Then your equipment failed and caused the gfi outlet to trip? That is good to know. I think I'm gonna wait till I get my apex controller before I install gfi outlet the. I would get email saying lost power.
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Old 03-12-2012, 11:07 PM   #19
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Ur gfi can trip by itself if it detects a different voltage over the two poles. A grounded powerhead may cause stray voltage to not even make it into the water. Thing is water is more conductive than any metal so its a toss up. Just cuz something is grounded doesn't mean that it always works. U can still get electricity through u if u are the easiest path to ground so don't trust them. I havent seen any grounded power heads but I haven't seen that many. My skimmer is grounded as well.
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I don't run a gfci they are pretty much the same as the breakers in ur closet or where ever ur house breakers are only more sensitive. Either way somethjbg trips
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