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    Default Zap! I really hate that!

    Not a great way to start the day! You reach your hand into your water storage barrel to test the temperature and ZAP!!!

    I really hate that feeling. Sometimes its a little numbing this time it was a full blown numbing to the elbow followed by some very loud and inappropriate cursing!. Heater seal went and it filled with water...

    The black junk is water...

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    Ouch !Ouch Ouch!

    At least it kicked out sometime recently and not in the middle of the night as I at least had warm water. I am however glad I keep a few spare heaters!

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    Default Re: Zap! I really hate that!

    I bet that hurt Al. I for whatever reason can not seem to keep glass heaters without blowing them out. Titanium heaters work better for me...or at least longer lol
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    Default Re: Zap! I really hate that!

    Crickey that was nasty! Glad you are ok, did the RCD trip? Be safe!

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    Ouch!!

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    Default Re: Zap! I really hate that!

    Better it got you in the aging barrel rather thank in the tank with your fish! I'd take a shock for the sake of my fish any day
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    Pain is weakness leaving your body lol .. kidding aside glad
    You are ok

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    Default Re: Zap! I really hate that!

    Not my idea of a good buzz Al.

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    Good time to remind people not to work with both hands in the tank. A numb arm is a bit easier to manage than a numb heart.

    Glad to hear you were (relatively) unharmed.

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    Default Re: Zap! I really hate that!

    Wow! I bet that that woke you up. Glad that you are ok.
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    Default Re: Zap! I really hate that!

    No bueno mate, glad you're ok. I got knocked out cold from a faulty heater incident when I was 13...the jolt threw me and I hit my head on the concrete floor in my fish room...ahhh, so that is whats wrong with me ;P

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    Default Re: Zap! I really hate that!

    Luckily I never had this kind of incident my self.
    I can only imagine that unpleasant pain youve felt there Al .
    With the level of maintenance required by discus I guess that Pat suggestion about having a titanium heaters in our tanks is right on spot .

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    Default Re: Zap! I really hate that!

    I've gotten a tickle a few times but nothing bad. My worst incident was when I heard a breaker trip hard. I walked down to the fish room and there was a fire! A faulty heater caused a fire in my water storage tank. It was ablaze! The first thing I thought is, " my water is on fire" then I saw that it was the plastic lid on the container. I took it off, tossed it out the door and put the fire out with water. It was very scary. If I hadn't been home, or had been outside and not heard the breaker my house would have burned to the ground.
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    Default Re: Zap! I really hate that!

    One of my many mutts a few weeks ago suddenly decided to cick his leg up a row of sockets in their bedroom...now that must have been unpleasant!

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    Default Re: Zap! I really hate that!

    I've heard tell of men peeing on an electric fence. I don't imagine they'll try that a second time.
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