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Old 06-03-2012, 07:21 PM   #1
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Electrical issues with 150 saltwater aquarium


I have a marine aquarium and I had a GFCI breaker installed. This breaker kept tripping off. After two months of this I took out the GFCI breaker and put in all GFCI outlets. Two outlets have a powerstrip, not GFCI, plugged in them. Now the outlets are tripping. Now someone is suggesting putting in two circuits however I believe the breaker box is full. In addition, my partner keeps insisting that it is NOT pulling close to 15 amps. It is a 20 amp breaker. I am getting tired of resetting the pump, timer and other ancillary devices when this outlet trips. Any suggestions welcome

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There is no code reason i'm aware of for this to be a GFCI circuit. (unless in a garage or wet location)


But honestly, if you're tripping GFCI's, you have a problem with your equipment.

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I have a marine aquarium and I had a GFCI breaker installed. This breaker kept tripping off. After two months of this I took out the GFCI breaker and put in all GFCI outlets. Two outlets have a powerstrip, not GFCI, plugged in them. Now the outlets are tripping.
When you say they are tripping, you do mean the GFCI part is tripping right? In that case, like Techy said, you have some problem with your equipment and the GFCI is doing its job. You should figure out what is wrong and correct it.
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