Volts

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  1. davidfr7

    davidfr7

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    How many of you have taken a volt meter and checked for current in your water.

    I tend to have no shoes on when i'm around the tank. I kept getting a tingle in my fingers. Took the volt meter and found out there was 24.5 volts. sorted out the problem now its 2 volts.

    Just want to know has anybody else taken the volt meter and checked.:y13:
     
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  3. Johan van Aardt

    Johan van Aardt I love marines [R.I.P.]

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    I had that problem while i had my freshwater pond and in our outside pond. What we did eventually is sort out the problem. Take a titanium rod wire it to the earth on a plug and plug it into the wall plug. No more electricity to shock me and the fish were happy. Another plan is titanium heaters
     
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    Could you please explain?
     
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    Johan van Aardt I love marines [R.I.P.]

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    Titanium heaters are aparantly already earthed. they are very pricy tho bt worth it in my opinion
     
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    I stand to be corrected but they are not, I have 2 of them and both of them use a 2 pin plug, hence no earth.
     
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    Damn lighty, my bad i only copied what i read elsewere on the thread that that earths the tank. Maybe the larger titanium heaters or maybe diffrent make? Not sure at all actually, maybe one of the sponsors that stock them can clear uo for us
     
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