When the word aquarium is mentioned, the things that could immediately come to mind are the glass box, some water, a filter, a pump, happy fish, great lighting, amazing aquarium plants
and fish food. However, as accurate as that imagery may be, it is just a one part of the whole picture. A large part of the picture is the tubing in the background, hidden from plain view, which has an important role in making the aquarium ecology work. This is where piping comes in. Pipes aid in moving water from part of the aquarium to another. Some even facilitate air.
This piping plays a crucial role in your aquariums overall health especially if you have a large aquarium. If pipes are important, same goes with the regulators of those pipes. Regulators like the valves play a vital role because they stop backflow and help regulate water through the pipes. They ensure that there is minimal loss in pressure and ensures that the water flows consistently where it needs to flow. One important piece of PVC tube valve is the Swing Check Valve - 1-12 Inch Slip X 1-12 Inch Slip from Pet Store
. This valve does not have any metallic parts, making it resistant to corrosion. It also allows for full flow and it is designed for seals that have low pressures.
Its PVC components have been tried and tested to withstand a lot of pressure. This is very important because pressure in the tubing system can really build up. This unit can withstand up to 125 pounds per square inch of pressure. This is great for both vertical and horizontal usage. So, for maximum flexibility in your tubing, use the right check valve. Use the Swing Check Valve - 1-12 Inch Slip X 1-12 Inch Slip.
Part #: FT8977
Description: 1-1/2" Clear PVC Socketed Swing Check Valve
Size: 1 1/2" Slip x 1 1/2" 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.