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Old 11-15-2016, 03:55 AM   #1
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Help I am new and have problems with my fish tank

I have recently face a problem where my hands hurt when I put it into the fish tank . Can anyone help
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Wash your hands very well after putting them in your tank.

Test for ammonia.

Edited to add: I had an issue that caused my ammonia to spike to 8ppm, and having my hands in the water to deal with it burned my wrists.
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almost sounds like you have stray current in the tank bad heater or something on those lines. check all the fixtures in the tank to narrow down .
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You would need to be more specific about exactly what, when and how your hands "hurt" when you put them in the tank.
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Many moons ago I remember once when I was sprinkling food in one of my tanks, I could sense a tingling sensation. I never actually touched the water. After unplugging all equipment and inspecting the wiring, I determined that there was a short in the heater. I do not recall if the equipment was connected to a GFI at the time.
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Many moons ago I remember once when I was sprinkling food in one of my tanks, I could sense a tingling sensation. I never actually touched the water. After unplugging all equipment and inspecting the wiring, I determined that there was a short in the heater. I do not recall if the equipment was connected to a GFI at the time.
Did your fish survive? That's scary!
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the stray current that comes from a faulty heater usually feels like this "for example: sticking your tongue on a 9 volt battery" fish usually act strange when current is present
darting around the tank ect
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I was going to ask if you kept electric eel but the stray current makes sense to

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