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Had a scary experience tonight.

ant

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Well, i was changing my water and i had put a small heater in my sump.(BTW my sump is external from the tank base) I was pouring in the second batch of water when there was a nice spark across the water. Apparently some of the water leaked into the heater and zapped it. Just flipped the breaker and my fish were fine. Still need a new heater though.
 

ant

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Not so much a crack but a "zapping noise" then a pop

If i order from fishsupply.com it will be a bimac right?
 

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i had a few experences like that before

one time i was working in a 55 gallon when the light strip fell in the water commencing to electrocute me... it was the oddest sensation ever i could feel the current running up my arm and down my legs(i was barefoot and on concrete) but the odd thing was that i couldnt pull my arm out the tank. so i had to reach in while in convulsions and pull the light strip out with the other hand then i could feel the current running up one arm and through my chest and down the other!... about 30 seconds after it started i was on my butt on the floor and the light strip was across the room! doesnt feel too good you were lucky
 

ant

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yeah it feels queer (odd) to be shocked. Ive been shocked a couple times actually. I was shocked by my power strip once that scared me to death
 

William Tyson

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yea i had a massive flood from one of my tanks, and the carpet was completely saturated, when my bare foot touched the wet carpet, zap, had to shut the breaker off before i could get into my bedroom
 

Nancy

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What terrible experiences! Glad you're all OK.

Ant, make sure your next heater is more waterproof! You won't need a heater much for a bimac unless the room you're going to keep him in is quite cold.

Fish Supply gets its bimacs from Octopets. I don't know whether they are handling any other species at this time, so be sure and specify that it should be a bimac!

Nancy
 

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I've been zapped many times, usually for dumb reasons. I am learning not to complete the circuit with my body... Once I let the extension cords dip behind the tank and salt water dripped on the connection and started a fire. Luckily, I smelled smoke and ran to disconnect everything. Fried the pump on my protein skimmer.
 

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