aah.. electricity in my tank!

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  1. Slummies

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    hey hey!

    well, my tank is up and running.. pics coming soon.

    but when ever i touch the water, i get nailed! im sure its from my skimmer! my lion seems to be doing okay, but im scared it will kill any inverts i decide to put in at a later stage.

    what do i do???
     
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  3. inflames

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    I would say unplug everything. See if you still get shocked...then plug stuff in one by one...and test the current flow (electricity!!) between each plug that you connect. This will let you know exactly what is causing your problem!
     
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    its my skimmer bro..
     
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    Agree with Inflames, had the same problem a couple of weeks back also just unplugged everything until I found the item that was causing the problem.

    Ps. Why do u have a lionfish in your tank already? Shouldn't you wait until your tanks cycled?
     
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    okay cool.. yes i know what it is.. next step.. how do i stop it..
     
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    mark, his doing a good job at helping the cycle
     
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    Replace the pump.
     
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    Agreed...new pump!!
     
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    bummer.. thanks guys
     
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    Take it back if it's still under warranty
     
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    bought it 2nd hand..

    my bro is a Electrical engineer.. see if he can help
     
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    Like Kunhardt asked, why do you have a lionfish in the tank already? If your answer was ''he helps with the cycle'' - then I'll tell you that it is very cruel to use fish to help speed up the cycle. The ammonia and nitrites is toxic to fish. It's like locking yourself in a sealed room with a car giving off exaust gasses!
    ... and now you're using a beautiful lionfish for that, that's not cool...
    Surely you've read it somewhere on the forum that it's cruel to do that?
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    tobes, never realised this thread was about the lionfish! anyway, thanks for the heads up, i NEVER knew about ANY of this stuff
    :1:
     
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    It's my "job" to ensure that everyone, including myself, do the best for the inmates of our tanks, so if I read something that is not in the best interest of the livestock, I will point it out :)

    Sorry if it may sounded a bit harsh, but I feel it is the responsibility of every new guy to do his homework before taking on "something new" - in this case a marine tank.
    A tank needs to cycle at least 4-6 weeks before anything is added.

    Read the link in my signature - you'll find some good info there ;)
     
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    tobes... i have 27 tanks right outside my house.. sure they all FW.. but the same thing happens when it comes to cycling..

    just i have been a member here for less than a month doesnt mean i have kept fish for that amount of time..
     
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    Back to thread topic

    Interesting thing I found with electricity in the tank.
    If I got a small cut on my fingers I can feel it there first, or the most. Even something like a small cut on the skin around your nail. Even the smallest cuts.

    And

    When barefoot, then it is worst. More letting you know something is giving off electricity. Obviously, I'm earthing the tank.

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    My son at 10 years old, feel it a lot worst than me. It tingles me, but it hurts / shocks him. Wonder why? Is it because I got more flesh to spread or earth it?
    I also noticed this at a LFS, one of their tanks was shocking slightly, but a lot worst for the kids.
     
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    Not sure i am happy with both situations. Lion fish or dangerous equipment. Perhaps an investigation by the SABS into these products is necessary.

    Do we have to wait for a fatality or should we be proactive?
     
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    On this point How many tanks have ground probes? Hmm....
     
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    I did not say you don't have any experience, you did when you said you didn't know anything about that. Just remember that marines is completely different to bathwater...
    Especially when it comes to the cycle, water parameters and acclimatization.
    OK, I said what I had to - back to your topic.
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    What co i do to ground the tank ?
     
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