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Old 03-03-2012, 11:14 PM   #1
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Having problems with my 12g nano. 3 fish have mysteriously died. My params are all great, lfs and I are stumped. They suggested a possible stray current. I went out tonight & bought a multimeter to check it out. I'm getting a reading of .08 milliamps. Would that be considered a significant reading? I know it's not enough to affect a human, but a fish maybe? Any input is appreciated!
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Weird. I am now getting a steady reading of 1 milliamp. However, when I unplug the pump and leave only the lights plugged in, it goes up to 5 milliamps. When I plug the pump in with no lights, .7 milliamps. But with both plugged in and running, 1 milliamp. I'm so confused!!!!
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:17 AM   #3
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How long has your tank been running? How did you cycle it? What else is in the tank? What are your test results? which fish didn't make it?
I would look somewhere other than electricity the fish are not grounded they will not be affected. I had a powerhead that gave me a lifter everytime I touched the water without turning it off, and the fish were never affected.
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