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Old 02-28-2005, 11:10 AM   #1
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How many times have you been aquarium shocked??? (((POLL)))

I was inspired because of an earlier thread about maxi jets and electrocution. Kinda embarassed to say, but I have been shocked about 5 times in one year. I was wondering if there are a small percentage of folks like me that get jolted, or if this is something common.
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Old 02-28-2005, 11:17 AM   #2
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how much of a jolt are you talking about?
I got shocked everytime I got out of my car, a few years back. It wasnt just a little spark, but enough to leave a small red welt on my hand/arm. It was a JOLT. If your talking about a big shock like the ones you cant let go of... well about four time total
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I had a light on a qt tank zap me about a year ago. Not much fun. :|
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Well I should have been more specific. How many times have you been shocked/jolted messing with your aquarium?
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ahhh... none
is there anyway to un vote?
errr...change my vote?
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It's ok your "unvote" is noted...
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Had a few over the years....the two worst were from a very poorly designed/build/sheilded electrical system at a Petland store when I was a manager for the company about a decade ago, and the opther was from a large electric cat lurking behind a big piece of driftwood (I was cleaning the tank, and didn't know he was in there).
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Re: How many times have you been aquarium shocked??? (((POLL

I've never been shocked working with my FW aquariums. I've only been slightly jolted by wall outlets twice in my lifetime - both times it was my own fault.

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Kinda embarassed to say, but I have been shocked about 5 times in one year. I was wondering if there are a small percentage of folks like me that get jolted, or if this is something common.
Sorry Rev, this only happens to people with electric personalities, like yourself. Actually, I think SW folks would be more likely to get zapped bacause the salt water is a much better conductor than FW, and it is very corrosive around electrical equipment. If I had SW, I would definitely use GFCI outlets.
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Sorry Rev, this only happens to people with electric personalities, like yourself
Awww.....You say the kindest things......I Think... :P

I have been shocked working with my qt tank 2 times this past week. I was plugging in a skimmer to a drop chord and just like Emril's cooking...BAM! 8O

Well I thought I had spilled some water on it, until I tried to plug something else into it a few days later.......BAM! BAM!

Turns out it's the drop chord........
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