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Old February 18th, 2013, 08:18 PM   #1
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all tanks or pond should be hooked up to a gfci to prevent electrical shock
any water within 3 feet of an outlet must be hooked to a gfci as code in NYC
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Old February 18th, 2013, 10:14 PM   #2
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And the title of the month goes to <drumroll> Steeeeeeve!
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Old February 19th, 2013, 08:32 PM   #3
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wow u actually had a post there
20- 30 more and u got a shot
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Old February 19th, 2013, 10:06 PM   #4
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I dont want to win every month. Everybody should get a shot and feel like a winner; ah the sweet smell of victory.
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Old February 21st, 2013, 06:13 PM   #5
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i wish we would get more members into it
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Old February 23rd, 2013, 10:07 PM   #6
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Steve, do you use them on your tanks?
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Old February 25th, 2013, 08:29 PM   #7
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yes i have them built in to the outlets
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Old February 25th, 2013, 08:42 PM   #8
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If there was a short circuit would not my fuses blow ;where is the fire coming from ,and what would cause the fire also; I bought a single gfci so now ill plug my octolet into it ,has a reset and a test button on it and made by shock buster bought in lowes 12.99🐠🐠🐟🐟🐙👍👍
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Old February 26th, 2013, 09:28 PM   #9
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thats fine but a gfci and a reset or braeaker are 2 different thing as I explain before
FIRE COMES FROM OVERLOADING A CIRCUIT
the wire can not handle the amount of current going through them
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SO. A gfi does not prevent fire as someone in the forum stated👹👹
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SO. A gfi does not prevent fire as someone in the forum stated����
GFI protects you from getting zapped.
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I have a titanium grounding probe in the sump that covers any leaks.

Problem is that I've heard of people loosing tanks with GFI. Esentially if you have a faulty pump or a heater and there is a small electrical leak the GFI protected circut would cut off electricity. What do you do if this happens in the AM and you wont see that your tank is dying when you are at work?

I have a small pump that I do water changes with, It works 90% of the time but sometimes the impeler gets stuck and it triggers my GFI in the kitchen. I for one wouldnt want my tank to go completely off if one of these little powerheads was to malfunction.
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Old February 28th, 2013, 09:50 PM   #13
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yes they can have draw back too
even a breaker can trip and cause problems if u r not around
as far as the grounding probe they is to take stray current out of the water more to protect your fish then u
if u drop a light in the water and reach in for it the grounding probr is not going to do s----
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I don't think I would reach in for the fixture without pulling the cord out....but you definitely have a point.
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neither did i, untill i did and nothing happen to me the gfci kicked off. otherwise I wouild not be writing this letter.
i have also had a heater crack and kicked off the gfci, yes the tank was off,but if I would have reached in for something and not known I would be toast.
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You are absolutely right, thank god you had that installed or we wouldnt have a great friend.
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you mean me??????????
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Nope he meant ME😜😜👍👍🐠🐠
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