Vertex Titanium Grounding Pole

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Vertex Titanium Grounding Pole

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Use the Vertex Titanium Grounding Pole to protect your saltwater aquarium from stray voltage which may come from pumps, heaters, chillers, lighting and any other electrical components in your system.

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I have the sump In The basement. Is it enough to one in the sump or should I have 2nd in the DT?
Question by: Dana on Aug 6, 2016 9:34:00 PM
Great question! One in the sump will suffice just fine, as the entire water volume is tied into that sump. :-)
Answer by: Randy (Admin) on Aug 9, 2016 9:41:00 PM

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Use the Vertex Titanium Grounding Pole to protect your saltwater aquarium from stray voltage which may come from pumps, heaters, chillers, lighting and any other electrical components in your system.


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  • Good product By Mark on 7/4/2016

    Does its job :) Better safe than sorry!
  • Wow what a nice redundancy for protecting yourself and live stock against faulty equipment. By Deez on 5/8/2016

    This product is great guys. I do need to set the record straight on the reviewer that called this "dangerous". He actually would be right if this created a path to ground meaning from the tank to a ground rod outside... However that is not exactly what this product actually. This is how it works... The rod stays in your water and gets plugged into an electrical outlet this bonds your water to the ground bar at the electrical service and yes ultimately to earth. So if a heater cracks and makes the water "live" amperage goes to infinity and instantly trips the over current protection (circuit breaker) that whatever is causing the problem is fed from. This is absolutely a fantastic redundancy to gfci outlets. And if you don't use gfci this is a must because who is going to take care of your tank if you get taken out by a 40 dollar heater? Not to mention it is only 15 bucks. Trust me guys I've been a licensed electrician in the state of RI for ten years now I know what I am talking about but test it out for yourself. Gfci actually have nothing to do with the "ground" believe it or not. So if you are in an older house that has "open ground" receptacles just a hot and a neutral a gfci will absolutely work protecting the user from faulty equipment being plugged into the outlet however this item would not work if the outlet didn't have a ground I honestly recommend both gfci and this product. It really isn't a debate if the gfi is tripping it is certainly not from this product and if you don't have voltage in the water there are a number of things that cause gfci to trip call an electrician. This product or equivalent should be a must have on all tanks of water as it is for swimming pools cause we all now nobody turns off every piece of equipment before sticking hand in the tank. "Dangerous" is have voltage in your water and the water sitting there live with ought your knowledge and a bunch of fish that are essentially squirrels on power lines. Thanks guys be safe and happy reefing!!!
  • A Must By Lukas on 1/18/2016

    I first ran across grounding probes back when I was keeping sharks and feeling a shock placing my hand in their tank.I wanted to reduce any stray currents messing with their ampullae of lorenzini. They have been a part of every setup I have done ever since. As Michael stated if this thing is tripping your GFCI you have problems you need to address.
  • Dangerous By Mike on 10/10/2015

    You do not want to create a path to ground. You want to minimize this when ever possible. Ground probes will constantly trip gfci's leaving your tank with no power and without gfci protection it is just dangerous.
  • As advertised By Mack on 9/6/2015

    I had my toe zap when I worked in my sump! No more current ! Great product!
  • great By mrdobie on 2/8/2015

    Had loose current and after a year finally gave in and purchased this product. No more shock when I work on my tank. Thanks to the inventor.
  • Does its job By Chris on 4/28/2014

    My pH meter used to constantly fluctuate, never settling on a specific value. I thought it was just the nature of pH meters, but with this ground probe, the bouncing values are gone. I get one specific reading at all times.
  • Works as advertised By Michael on 11/25/2013

    What can you say about something so simple? It just works. Multimeter was reading 3.4 VAC stray voltage in the tank before adding the product, 0 VAC after.

    I would definitely recommend this above some other titanium grounding probes that just have a place to screw the lead into something grounded because that will not save your life in the event of equipment malfunction. The only way to ensure that your tank will not shock you is to have a grounding pole that plugs back into the power strip or wall, like this one, and that uses the outlet's ground. If you combine this grounding pole with a GFCI outlet the outlet will trip if any equipment has a ground fault through the tank water. When you notice the power to all your equipment is off you know you have a problem and can fix it before you stick your hands in the tank.