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Old 10-06-2009, 01:32 PM   #1
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Is my tank too close to my TV? Electric shock scares me bad!

I am completely terrified of electricity and will not even go outside if there is a chance of lightning. I think I have my tank far enough from my TV but I want to be sure. I also am buy this....

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and I will turn everything off before putting my hands in the tank. My question is ...Has anyone here ever been shocked by their tank???


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Old 10-06-2009, 01:33 PM   #2
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sorry! This posted as a brand new thread. Please moderator move this for me back to my original post?
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I think the distance is good enough, just that you don't wanna put your tank right in front of the water where direct sun light will be on the tank.
if u gonna paint or have a background, then with the curtain down, it should be fine.

I never get shock by my tank.
actually you don't wanna turn everything off every time you have to do something with your tank. it will scare the fishes every time your powerhead turn on and off, and turning your equipment on and off will shorten their life time.
or if u r really scare about getting shock, your LFS should sell somekind of gloves, or just search online for aquarium gloves ^^.
your equipments should be all water prove and should not shock you.
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they make a grounding rod that you can put either in the dt or sump that helps prevent electrical shock. If thats something you are really worried about, it may be worth the money for the peace of mind...
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Thanks,

Yes I will have a background. I was going to add that later. Probably just get blue aquarium paper.

Shock really does scare me though so I will have to think real hard on keeping everything plugged in while my hands are in there.....
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they make a grounding rod that you can put either in the dt or sump that helps prevent electrical shock. If thats something you are really worried about, it may be worth the money for the peace of mind...

Do you have a link or brand name? I can't do any drilling to this house because we are renting it
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These are the grounding probes I use:
Aquarium Safety: Ultra-Ground Titanium Probe
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Shock really does scare me though so I will have to think real hard on keeping everything plugged in while my hands are in there.....
With a SW tank and LR, I'd be more scared of what hitchhikers are hiding near my hands when I perform tank maitenence.. LOL..JK.. or AM I?

Seriously though.. Just get the grounding probe.. I doubt anything would ever shock you, but it's a good insurance for the health of your fish.
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With a SW tank and LR, I'd be more scared of what hitchhikers are hiding near my hands when I perform tank maitenence.. LOL..JK.. or AM I?

Seriously though.. Just get the grounding probe.. I doubt anything would ever shock you, but it's a good insurance for the health of your fish.

Hitchhikers beware..I have a Great Dane who loves seafood appetizers


Will definitely get that grounding probe
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Changing your Outlet plug to a GFCI Plug is a better safety feature then a grounding Rod. The problem with the extention cord GFCI units is that they don't reset themselfs, so it the unit tripped it would have to be reset manually to get power back to your pumps and other equip. for your tank.
Also with just a grounding rod you may be masking a bigger problem.
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