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Old Yesterday, 03:25 AM   #1
RyvBoy
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Electric voltage in water?

Yesterday putting my wounded (finger skin) finger in the water I perceived a little electric voltage in the water... is it normal?

i assume there's an equipment that leaks energy in the water..


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Old Yesterday, 04:43 AM   #2
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No...you need to find the source of the stray voltage and get the equipment replaced. Check the cords that are submerged in your tank water for damage.


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Old Yesterday, 06:10 AM   #3
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Are you sure it's not just stinging from the saltwater in your wound?

Do you not have all of your submerged line powered electrical equipment on gfci/rcd circuit protectors? You should..


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Do you not have all of your submerged line powered electrical equipment on gfci/rcd circuit protectors? You should..
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this

next time you stick your hand in the water you may not feel the shock.....because you'll be dead !!


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I got no 220 equipment in the tank


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Old Yesterday, 03:49 PM   #6
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I got no 220 equipment in the tank
If there is 220 you would not be around to post this. Seriously you need to check all your cords, powerheads for straight voltage. This cant be good for your fish and corals


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Old Yesterday, 05:02 PM   #7
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We had the same issue a while back. Grab a volt meter, ground the black and dip the red in the tank. Once you see if there is 'tricity in your reef, you can unplug things to figure out what failed. Our reef is in the garage and after this happened to us, we started a "no barefoot reefing" rule. If your hand touches water you must be wearing shoes and not standing barefoot on the cement floor.
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I got no 220 equipment in the tank
So you just have low voltage DC powered equipment in the tank?

If so its highly unlikely you felt any electricity and like I said probably just felt the sting of saltwater in your wound..


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So you just have low voltage DC powered equipment in the tank?
yes.

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If so its highly unlikely you felt any electricity and like I said probably just felt the sting of saltwater in your wound..
Maybe could be. I'll check with a voltmeter


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