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- Aug 14, 2016
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- Decatur, AL
There are pro's and con's to everything in life. I'll leave it that I have personally worked with 3 different reefers who had to break down their systems and throw away all the rock and sand. Only one of them stayed in the hobby. With a GFCI/Ground probe it would have been a non issue.I'm wanting to believe that the ground probe alone will prevent a shock when putting hand in tank. Especially if I stay grounded and take reasonable precautions.
I'll keep it in mind, but from the comments, the pump is the one component that many people don't want to run through GFCI, due to risk of killing system by power loss. Each path has it's merits and demerits, as with everything.
I've only worked with one person who lost their tank to a GFCI trip and with better, easy to accomplish planning, it could have been avoided.