VIDEO: Melev’s Reef Demonstrates the Anti-Siphon Reverse Check Valve!

05 Dec, 2014

Melev's Reef demonstrates the use of a check valve as a siphon break for return plumbing.

Melev’s Reef demonstrates the use of a check valve as a siphon break for return plumbing.

I’ve known Marc Levenson for well…it seems years now. MOST aquarists should know him by now, especially given the fact that Marc remains one of the most down to earth, humble, and likable marine aquarists I know. He also happens to have rather brilliant ideas every now and again (those of us in the hobby long enough know exactly who to thank for the “Mandarin Diner”).

I don’t know if this was Marc’s idea, but I’ll credit Marc with bringing this to the forefront – the use of a check valve as a siphon break on return plumbing. I saw this video and knew it was a handy tip we simply had to share:

You can check out bucketloads of helpful and interesting videso on the Melev’s Reef Youtube Channel – thanks for making it Marc!

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Matt Pedersen
Matt Pedersen

Matt Pedersen is a Sr. Editor and Associate Publisher with Reef To Rainforest Media, LLC, including AMAZONAS & CORAL Magazines. Matt has kept aquariums for 34 years, has worked in most facets of the aquarium trade, is an active aquarist and fish breeder (both marine and freshwater), and was recognized as the 2009 MASNA Aquarist of the Year.

1 Comment

  1. Jim
    December 17, 2014

    Basically turns it into a vacuum breaker. Works!

    Greetings from your old neck of the woods in Chicago!

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