Water in aquariums sometimes doesn't stay in one place. Water has the tendency to flow back to its source, and when this happens, it is called backflow. This incident is a problem, because when not prevented, water can be completely drained out of the aquarium, leaving all your aquatic pets
-- plants and animals - dead.
This tragic scenario, luckily, is very much avoidable. All you need to use is the Swing Check Valve from Pet Store
, which instantly stops backflow at any place you put it. It aligns easily with piping so fitting it in will be a breeze.
It's such a cheap and small device that there's no excuse for you not to get one. The Swing Check Valve, aside from preventing backflow, also puts a stop to siphoning, so you'll never have to worry about the water in your aquarium going someplace when you are not looking.
The Swing Check Valve will not erode or corrode because it has no metallic parts. Thus, you can leave it for long periods of time without worrying about the build-up of rust. Also, the Swing Check Valve can take heavy water pressure without changing it in a significant way. Using this device will not have any negative effects to your aquarium -- just all positive.
Part #: FT9044
Description: 3/4" Clear FPT Swing Check Valve
Size: 3/4" FPT x 3/4" FPT
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.