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Old 11-20-2012, 03:24 PM   #1
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Seen this today on Facebook and wanted to share for all and tell everyone to be safe.
http://www.advancedaquarist.com/blog...-aquarium-fire

This is what can happen if safety isn't first witch I know a lot of people put last or even just don't think about it. A great fantastic member here wrote this article and I thought it was a good time to share to yall
http://www.aquariumadvice.com/aquarium-safety-aquarist/
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:16 PM   #2
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Aquarium fire

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Watch your wiring!
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:06 PM   #3
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Good call! I would also recommend buying a GFCI portable outlet plug if the outlet(s) you have your gear plugged into are not GFCI receptacles. They are only a few dollars at the hardware store, and worth every penny!

EDIT: You guys both saw this and started threads, so I merged 'em together
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In 1975, my families pet store burned down. Faulty florescent ballasts over the fish tanks. Killed everything, puppies, kittens, all of it. I had to help clean up the mess. As a result I take grounding and fire proofing very seriously the rest of my life. Don't take chances.
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:08 AM   #5
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In 1975, my families pet store burned down. Faulty florescent ballasts over the fish tanks. Killed everything, puppies, kittens, all of it. I had to help clean up the mess. As a result I take grounding and fire proofing very seriously the rest of my life. Don't take chances.
All man I'm sorry to hear that would totally suck. Look at how many responses this thread has had. People don't think and if they do they say it won't happen to me. Sad to think about

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Definitely a sobering reminder of what can go wrong. 99.9% of the time, people will be fine, but that .1% is absolutely devastating.
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Definitely a sobering reminder of what can go wrong. 99.9% of the time, people will be fine, but that .1% is absolutely devastating.
I posted this on Facebook aswell and said I wonder how many fires are put out in the world a year because of something aquarium related.?
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Saltwater, hot electrical equipment running 24/7 for years. That is a formula for disaster and why drip loops, grounding and quarterly inspections are important.
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I got all my equipment on a surge protector. Never thought about a gfci. Guess I'm gonna have to install one of them bad boys lol. Good thing about gfci is that what ever outlets you have on down the circut are also protected
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I got all my equipment on a surge protector. Never thought about a gfci. Guess I'm gonna have to install one of them bad boys lol. Good thing about gfci is that what ever outlets you have on down the circut are also protected
Even with a surge protector you need to be careful. When I had saltwater ( back in the day ) I had one burn up when I wasn't home because my sump overflowed during a power outage. Then it happend again when my over flow box started leaking and it was dripping on a cord. When I built my tank I have now I took extra cation on where my plugs was going to be.
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