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solid14th
04/11/2009, 05:43 PM
I just got a MSX2S cone skimmer. I set it up 2 hours ago and now there is an odor in the laundry room where the sump is. The smell is a cross between light oil/burning.

My previous skimmer (ASM-G2) made this same smell after I did a mesh mod. I thought I damaged the sump w/ the mod so I decided to upgrade my skimmer. But now the brand new MSX cone is doing the same thing.

What could this be? What am I doing wrong?

GSMguy
04/11/2009, 06:02 PM
could it be a powerstrip that is going out? or a light, that sounds like electrical fire.

robot2222
04/12/2009, 04:44 AM
check powerstrip ................

robot2222
04/12/2009, 04:46 AM
if u get some water in the outlet or salt creep. i bet your outlets are not gfic protected .

solid14th
04/12/2009, 09:33 AM
We have a winner!!!! It was the power strip! I don't know how it got damaged. It's on the wall about a foot to the side of the sump, w/ drip loops.

It was on a GFCI plug that tripped.

Now I think I want to have 2 dedicated GFCI lines put in for the tank so I don't have to use the plug in GFC protectors. How much would an electrician charge for this?

Also, is the equipment that was plugged into the powerstrip ok? There doesn't seem to be much/any corrosion on the plugs.

Thank you very much for helping this electrically challenged chick reefer out!