Power head help

Discussion in 'Freshwater Tank Equipment' started by fishcrazy99, Aug 3, 2015.

  1. fishcrazy99

    fishcrazy99Well Known MemberMember

    So i bought a powerful power head for the purpose of just doing water changes on my 55. Its a aquatop PH 35. Pulls 35 watts and does 422 G/H. The instructions say not to plug it into a power strip but i wanted to know if you think it would okay to do it short term for the duration of the water change because the tank is about 6 feet from the outlet and is never going to reach.
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2015
  2. SnyperTodd

    SnyperToddValued MemberMember

    Oops, see below...
  3. SnyperTodd

    SnyperToddValued MemberMember

    There's no harm in plugging it into a power strip. I think they say that because they'd rather have you plug it directly into a GFCI, which most people don't have anywhere except their bathrooms and near their kitchen sink anyway...

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  4. OP

    fishcrazy99Well Known MemberMember

    Okay, thank you. I just wanted to make sure :)

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  5. bigdreams

    bigdreamsWell Known MemberMember

    I bought an "outdoor" GFCI adapter, basically a power strip with built in GFCI, from home depot for a reasonable price. And plugged in power strip into that. Now I have GFCI protection without needing a special outlet. A must buy for peace of mind.. I have come close to accidentally knocking my LED lights into the tank a couple of times already.