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True Union Swing Check Valve - 3/4 inch FPT x 3/4 inch FPT
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True Union Swing Check Valve - FPT x FPT

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When you own an aquarium, you probably feel like a plumber. How? Because a modern aquarium has many differing pieces of equipment that works harmoniously together for the whole system to remain healthy and in optimal shape. The mo...
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When you own an aquarium, you probably feel like a plumber. How? Because a modern aquarium has many differing pieces of equipment that works harmoniously together for the whole system to remain healthy and in optimal shape. The most important equipment is the pump which moves oxygenated water around making sure your fish and plant life is healthy. The next piece of important equipment is the aerator that pumps in oxygen thru your aquarium.

The larger your aquarium is, the more oxygen you need pumped in or aeration done. The third piece of equipment is the filter. The filter pumps water thru a membrane that has activated carbon or some sort of filtration media. It needs to do this to make sure that dissolved threats to your fishes' health - like ammonia and other harmful toxins - are taken out of the water. So there is this coordination between these three important pieces of equipment to keep your aquarium healthy. Since there is a lot of tubing involved, you would need a check valve. A great check valve that is ¾ x3/4 inch is the True Union Swing Check Valve - 3/4 Inch FPT X 3/4 Inch FPT from Pet Store. This valve is very sturdy and doesn't crack easily.

It can accommodate the pressure of your many differing systems. If you need a reliable tube element, the True Union Swing Check Valve - 3/4 Inch FPT X 3/4 Inch FPT is great for this purpose. Try to map out all your tubes so it looks good, manageable, convenient and accessible. Some aquarium owners just let the tubes run wild and it can get really confusing. Through True Union Swing Check Valve - 3/4 Inch FPT X 3/4 Inch FPT at the right junctures, make this network of tubes easier to organize.
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True Union Swing Check Valve - FPT x FPT Reviews

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good but description is off Product Review by sharkbait9 (Posted on 4/3/14)
Rating
Great!

Comments: Set up a custom drilled 40 gallon breeder. Loc line returns below water level just deep enough that a siphon break hole would not stop back siphoning if power were to fail. Had to use a check valve to stop back siphoning.
Purchased the union check valve, with the idea that it can be rebuilt since this is the main concern with check valves, they fail when you need them the most. The description says,
'This true union allows you to remove the body for repairs, or cleaning, even providing the opportunity to change the body or spring' first no spring in this unit, just a flow force open/close flapper. You can not fix or repair anything, the only thing you can do is replace the whole flapper assembly and leave the retaining nuts, that's what it should say.
It did come in clear PVC, so you can see if debris is building. The check valve is made by spears which is a great company. All my ball valves and unions are made my spears. You can deal with them direct if you have a problem or maybe if need be to replace the flapper chamber assembly. I like the way spears built a 45* angled wall to prevent build up of debris around the passage which allows the flapper to close without fear of failure. The only problem with this type of unit is you have to be prepared to deal with the slack water that is still sitting above the flapper valve. If you need to clean the unit, you will have to have a bucket to collect the slack water.
For the money paid, it's a good investment for the keeper who likes fail safe redundancies

Worked great! Product Review by CHRIS MARTIN (Posted on 2/26/14)
Rating
Excellent!

Comments: One of the best purchases I have made for my new tank. I orginialy set my new tank up without one of these, once I found this True Union Swing Check Valve - 1 inch FPT x 1 inch FPT I re-did my return plumbing to add this in. It does not restrict the flow from the pump and works perfectly.

Works great Product Review by JASON DAY (Posted on 2/26/14)
Rating
Great!

Comments: I've found that this valve works great for about a year then it wont close properly. I think part of the problem is that the rubber gets hard and won't seal properly. I don't think this is a problem since it is easy to replace with the union fittings. Just think of it as insurance you have to renew every year not a one time cost.

Jason

Excellent Check Valve Product Review by RICHARD OLSON (Posted on 2/12/14)
Rating
Excellent!

Comments: This is the valve to buy for reef plumbing supplies. I recently built a 180 mixed reef. My intention was to improve upon all the rookie mistakes in my 75 gallon reef which I had for 2 years. I used the 75 gallon for the sump and built in 4 compartments. I have a custom overflow with 2 2-inch drains and 2- 1 inch returns powered by a mag 9.5. I am using a 1 inch wye insert connect which I could only find at Marine Depot. South of the wye I installed a 1-1/2 inch true union Spears check valve. It is a vital component of the system to prevent backflow when the pump is turned off. This is a beautifully made valve and functions flawlessly. It is rated at 150 psi back pressure so is built to last. It does not impede return flow which is important. I couldn't be happier with this purchase.

Just to be safe Product Review by MARK W BELZ (Posted on 8/21/13)
Rating
Excellent!

Comments: I change this check valve every 4 years. The union lets me do it without messing with the connections. Never have had a problem in a power failure and have had this little valve save me it seems at least once a year.

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