When you have an aquarium
-- or several aquariums -- you will encounter the need to connect pipes to one another. Perhaps you want to do away with faucets and hoses and just want your aquarium connected directly to the tank. Or maybe you want to connect several aquariums so that they can have one universal filtration system. Whatever need you may have, you want the convenience of being able to connect piping without worrying about siphoning or even backflowing of water.
What you need is a Swing Check Valve from Pet Store
. Using this little device ensures that pressure is not lost as water travels from pipe to pipe. Because the pressure is maintained, leaks and spillages are unlikely to happen. This lets the water travel easily (for example, from a faucet to a fish tank) without you having to worry about water randomly bursting at some point from some end.
The Swing Check Valve has no metal parts so it will not rust or corrode. It is designed to support full flow and pressure as high as 125 PSI, therefore you can turn up the faucet to the maximum. It has a flapper design with weight on it so that it only requires a low-pressure seal. It can be used vertically or horizontally - doesn't matter, because it supports water pressure in either direction.
Part #: FT8955
Description: 1" Clear PVC Socketed Swing Check Valve
Size: 1" Slip x 1" Slip
Designed to be used any place where you want to stop backflow and siphoning. These are among the highest quality check valves to be found. Relative to other types and manufacturers of check valves, there is minimal pressure loss.
- No Metallic parts, corrosion resistant
- Full Flow design
- Angle seat and weighted flapper design for low pressure seal
- PVC weighted and shielded flapper will retain backpressure up to 125 PSI
- Ideal for close working areas, easy pipe alignment
- Designed for both horizontal and vertical usage
- Pressure rated 125 PSI @ 72ºF tension
**Variations of this product can be found in many online stores. The version we carry is of the highest quality. Although this item is eligible for price matching under our Low Price Guarantee, please be certain the product you want to price match is the same make and model.