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So after I hooked up the 140 gallon in the garage I am now getting a really good electrical shock from the water, I am thinking with all the pumps and equipment it is creating an electrical charge so I need to ground the water, anyone have this problem??

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I think you also need to figure out the problem. Just grounding the tank doesn't eliminate the problem. Just turn them off one by one.

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Yup, you need to find the source. Unplug each piece of equipment one by one. Heaters cause it a lot of the time from my experience.

 

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Did that it seems to come and go, was thinking one circuit ground can not handle all the equipment so I ran an extension cord from another circuit to the majority of the equipment, will try unplugging again when it comes back. sure doesnt feel good though.....  :comp:

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I had a voltage leak from a pump a while back. For the longest time I thought it was a heater because it would come and go. I'd use Righttirefire's advise and use a DMM if you have one. Good luck. 

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With a ground probe and GFCI, it gets really easy to troubleshoot.

 

Turn everything off.  Turn everything on, one at a time until the gfci trips.

 

You want the ground probe or the DMM to be ground, not you!

 

Without a ground though the GFCI doesn't seem to trip.

 

Good luck, be safe!

 

For me it turned out to be an old powerhead I was using to tumble chaeto.  

 

I had my hand in one tank with a ground probe, reached over to another tank without ground probe.  I completed the circuit.  It  rattled me good.

 

Now all the tanks have multiple GFCIs and ground probes.  Life is too short!

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