This thread can hopefully be used as a learning tool for everyone and anyone.
I have something to admit, and I am a bit embarrassed.
But I have never learned or researched the importance of a quality electrical installation on a tank. Sure I've done my best to keep it clean and simple with few wires being seen and to make sure I have drip loops and plugs above water.
But Ive never had anything on a dedicated breaker switch.
I have never had anything on a GFCI
I actually have everything running through one industrial size extension cord that is about 4 feet long in to a single outlet.
All my tanks over the years have been this sketchy.
So yes rip me a new one, be nice.
But please tell me the important stuff. The why's are probably the most important now that I am a family man. And the what's, so I know exactly what to do! Pro's and Con's yadadada