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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I attempted a water change tonight. When I put my vacuum into the water of my sump (pump end) I jerked my hand back. When I touched the water, I could feel an electric charge, almost like a steady static electric power. I've heard about this before, but never experienced it. I am a bit lost...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Someone was talking to me about how the FBI came to their house after abnormal electricity use and heat emission.... to end up seeing their Reef Aquarium! Are our reefer homes, with our chillers (Heat emitting) and high-wattage lighting, a "red flag" to the FBI/ FDA? Just a funny idea; a bunch...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    hello everyone i have been looking for a surge protector that is good for my 90 gallon reef tank someone advised me to get this Belkin 12 Outlet Pivot Plug Surge Protector with 8 Foot Cord but i was reading the reviews about it and i saw more negative reviews than positive so please and help...
  4. Lighting
    My spec are in the indicated forum and I don't have time to repeat here as I need to resolve this issue immediately for the health of my tank inhabitants. I had leakage from my skimmate receptacle yesterday and I think some got on my multiple pluga. I changed them out to let them dry but noticed...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I live in an older house in the cities that is still running electricity off of fuses. Next week I am having an electrician come in to change to circuit breakers and rewire most everything in the house. The estimated time this will take is about 2 days. Is there anything I should do to prepare...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I'm in between jobs and my wife is the only one working right now. she has a really good job. we're actually slightly within our budget with just her income but we are still looking to cut wherever we can. I have a 180g system plumbed to the basement. Mostly medium-to-low light LPS brains and...
  7. Reefing Equipment
    I'm confused regarding the functioning of a grounding probe. I added one to my system and even thought I get zero reading using multimeter (red pole in water and black pole to ground), I'm still feeling a tingle in my finger that has a small cut. When I remove the grounding probe I still feel...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I am trying to build a cabinet around my tank. The tank is in the basement and as I finish the basement figured it would look great with a nice cabinet around it. The problem is I have the electrical plugs under the tank with the sump. This is going to be a inclosed area with circulation for air...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    :hammerhead:Was wondering what the average electrical cost of a reef tank is? mine is approx 50$ a month. cost of electrical is $0.074/kwh. Is this average cost of a 180 galon tank? or is this more/less than usual? Also what kind of different things has anyone done to lower power bill? I hope...
  10. The THINK Tank
    I found out about this odd technique for growing coral that I thought you guys might find interesting. You can read a little about it here http://www.greengeek.ca/biorock-process-grows-coral-reefs-with-electricity/ Apparently the coral 3-4 times faster with this technique. I wonder if this...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Hello, We are having severe weather and just lost power. My question is, how long can the tank go before we need to fire up the generator? We have a 125 gallon reef tank. I'm thinking not more than an hour or two, what do you think?? Thanks! John 3:16- Blessings to all today.
  12. General Reef Discussion
    i have heard about stray voltage in aquariums and know that it is bad for your livestock. I think i may have an issue with this from a couple of my heaters. i have felt shocks before but only very minor and if i was standing barefoot or in my socks ( probably dumb anyway). Does anyone else have...
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