Protect Your Aquarium And Your Life With A GFCI Electrical Outlet
If your aquarium is plugged into a standard outlet, you run the risk of electrocution. Water is an excellent conductor of electricity, so an electrical outlet that is not designed to compensate for exposure to water or dampness can become a safety hazard if your aquarium is plugged into it. A ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) outlet is required for this type of application. What is a GFCI outlet and why do you need one to power an aquarium?