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  1. General Reef Discussion
    OK so I ordered 3 probes... 1 for display tank 1 for quarantine and 1 for breeding tank.... do I need one for the sump? I also ordered just the eyelet loop ones can I just put a screw into a floor joist and attach them their? And this was the article that concerns me...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    So I just ordered a bunch of stuff from Marine Depot for a new tank I am setting up. I went ahead and ordered a ground probe because I was $7 shy of getting free shipping. :rolleyes: I have the tank filled with tap water just to test all of my pumps, check plumbing for leaks, dial in the...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I borrowed a digital multimeter from my dad, 'cause we've had a couple weird things going on with the tank that don't have any of the usual sources. Anyway - Black probe went where the grounding prong belongs, and when we touched the red probe to the water, the reading jumped from 1.2 to 21...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Does anyone know why most manufacturers are making 2 prongs equipment without ground, whenever they go into the water? Are we supposed to ground the water or not? I wanted to shared my thoughts here. I couldn't stop trying to figure out all the implications of grounding the water with a...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    My anemone was looking strange tonight, closed up and his mouth was open a little so I got my husband to check for stray voltage. Wow, that helped. NOT! With everything running when we first checked we got 43V. The reading ranges from 9 to 18 per piece of equipment using 200V AC the...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I am going to order a ground probe. Does it matter what brand I order? Is there anything specific I need to look for in a ground probe?
  7. NIMAS(Northern Indiana Marine Aquarium Society)
    Hi guys. Make it short... I have ground probe in my sump. Few pumps running: return, skimmer, phosban reactor pump, UV pump, small nano koralia pump for water movement... So, here is a problem... I have small cut on my finger.. when I put my hand in water (sump) I can feel stinging sensation...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Hi All, So I've been reading a lot about electrocution prevention, GFCI's and ground probes.....scary stuff. I feel as if I'm going to go out and get one no matter what the results of this post but I've heard a lot of people say they won't use them as it's almost guaranteed to trip often. I...
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