Last night I bought a titanium grounding probe for my freshwater tank (120 gal
). I plan to place it either in the sump (if I have space or in the overflow (cornero-flo).
I don't have a GFCI outlet near the tank and I don't think I will install one. What I have it's a surge protector battery backup, those that are used for computers, and that's where I'm connecting my heater, pump, lights, etc. Can I connect the probe there? or it needs to be plugged into a GFCI?
or can I get a plug-in GFCI? In the last case, the connection would be like this: connect the grounding probe to a surge protector battery backup, the battery backup to an extension cord and the extension cord to a GFCI plugged to my regular outlet (non GFCI). Is that acceptable?
Is it really necessary?
I will place a 300W submersible titanium heater in the sump, close to the submersible pump, I also have a small air stone in there. That's why I'm not sure if I'm going to have space for the probe there or if I would have to place it in the internal overflow.
Besides the placement, is it a bad thing, I was reading that it can cause some serious problems and it can do more damage than help and other people say it's a good thing to have. What are your opinions?
Thanks in advance.