Electricity Safety for Marine Tanks Needed

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  1. Bodega

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    Hi All

    Ok, so I have been reading up on so many articles on this website and came across a few regarding safety & electricity. Still so confused by some of these I decided to ask you great people out there for some assistance.

    So for now I have an Aquaria 102 Nano tank with everything at the back of the tank running. Unfortunately my tank is in a room, that I can not wear shoes in, for religious reasons. I have pump connected to 1 multi plug adaptor which has Wi-Fi router and phones plugged into. The skimmer and lights are connected to main wall plug using a standard 3 way to 2 pin adaptor. What is the best way going forward and also the SAFEST way. Remember I will be working on this tank barefoot. Eventually a heater will be installed in this tank as for now I am still in my cycling stage. Prevention is the best cure, So I will spend twice the amount I have to, just to be safe like of most of you would I am sure.

    Please provide me with your best solutions as well as where those items can be purchased. Remember my goal is NOT to get shocked. :m106:
     
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    ...or just go with DC products and keep the top part of the heater out
     
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    rubber mat on the floor
     
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    All you need is a Grounding probe, plugged into a grounded outlet. If using a multiplug, ensure its grounded.

    DIY or the shop bought one will both do the same job.

    No need to worry about anything else. Anything leaking electricity will trip the tank. If tank did trip, you know that there is something wrong and you better be careful.
     
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    Earth your tank or you will die
     
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    rather make it, "could"

    A nasty shock more than likely.
    Just keep in mind that kids feel electricity a lot worst than adults. A bit of stray and you would feel a tingling on your fingers when you stick them into the water standing barefoot.

    But touch a child with your other hand, and they will jump!
    Found this out years ago when my son was like 10 and he handed me something.
     
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    Thanks dude, Scare me more:m13:
     
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    rather be scared than dead ,there was reefer who did get electrocuted from his tank RIP Henki
     
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    What would be a good Multiplug to get? Also I do connect the probe to a earth post on a plug and into mains or into multiplug
     
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    Like @RiaanP said an easy Diy with a stainlessteeel wedding rod connected the the earth on a 3 pin plug could save your life
     
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    the idea is to earth the water in the tank so if a heater/Pump ect exposed wire's make contact with water it will trip
     
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    don't play with Electricity/Water it has been the end of many
     
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    and pray your house's earth leakage works and does trip if there is a short
     
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    Thanks guys
     
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    I learnt the hard way and really got shocked like have never been shocked before lucky my Mrs was around and switch of the power if it was not for her I don't know what whoud have happened
     
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    That is scary man, hence why I decided to get the help from you guys. what would I do without this forum. You guys are going to hear a lot more from me, as although I am starting out only now, i am already planning my upgrade for it must be up an running before the end of this year. New setup so far Tan wise will be 1600 X 500 X 600/700 (Still deciding). I know 500 width is shallow but due to space issues i don't want to push it. What do you guys think of that
     
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