Wye check valves

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  1. arickosmo

    arickosmo Astrea Snail

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    Anyone got experience using check valves inline after pump. I am mostly concerned with the loss of pressure by using one. That and the fact they are danged expensive.
     
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  3. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    My old tank was drilled and had the return coming through the bottom and came up about half way in the tank, so it need a check valve.

    In the 3 or more years I had that tank, it never failed even without any cleaning and dosing kalk. I didn't notice much pressure loss, but to be honest, I never had it going without it so hard to judge.

    The kind I had wasn't a Wye though, it was just a straight cylinder. I can try to dig it up if you like.

    Any of this help? ::)

    Thanks for joining!
     
  4. NUGIO

    NUGIO Corkscrew Tentacle Anemone

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    The one I use I got from HD its probly not the right kind but it works good
     
  5. arickosmo

    arickosmo Astrea Snail

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    Hmm...Champion sells a good quality Wye but I have also used the ones from HD before. I need a one inch version though and if I remember correctly, hd only had like 1-1/2.