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Useful unique parts to maximize your UV Sterilizer, Aquarium or Pond Filter (in particular canister filters), Aquarium or Pond Pump, & much more

All these fittings can be used for your pond, fish, garden, irrigation, or other similar applications; but not all are NSF certified for use in inspected home/commercial drinking water applications.

*Please note that ALL 1/2" Poly Fittings work for both 1/2" and 5/8" vinyl tubing


RETURN AND INTAKE ADAPTERS

Aquarium water return adapter, plumbing part

(01) WATER RETURN ADAPTER- $7.99
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For use with Vecton, Terminator, or any other under aquarium UV Sterilizer.
Also for use with in-tank power heads, FSB Filters, or internal filters to safely return water to the aquarium.
1/2-5/8" hose barb to attach to return tubing


Aquarium water intake adapter, plumbing part(02) WATER INTAKE ADAPTER- $5.99

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Prevents tubing "kinks" when powering a UV Sterilizer or other device with an internal filter or pump.
1/2-5/8" hose barb to attach to return tubing



Extra tubing sold here: Aquarium/Pond Tubing)


Aquarium universal water intake for canister filter, part(02B) UNIVERSAL WATER INTAKE (OR RETURN SPRAY BAR) WITH STRAINER- $11.99

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A universal 'U" type water intake adapter that will fit most Aquarium Canister Filters that have either 1/2" or 5/8" (approximately 12-16mm) ID Tubing to the intake side of the canister filter.
Examples include: Eheim 2215, 2215, 2217, Via Aqua 750, SunSun 402 & 303, AquaTop 300 & 400, and many many more!!
As well the hose barb insert can be swiveled 360 for even more application possibilities such as a spray bar.
This can also be used as a vertical water return bar to diffuse water deeper into the aquarium than our standard Return Adapter"
Dimensions: 13" pipe with intake holes on 4 sides; 1.75" inside width to fit over aquarium.
Please note that the cap at the end can be removed so that the pipe can be cut via a hacksaw for aquariums of heights under 12" or for cleaning
Holes on 4 sides for more than adequate flow for all canister filters this would fit
A Pre-Filer Sponge can be slipped over intake holes for added pre-filtration (If added, we recommend adding a few windings of vinyl tape/electrical tape around the pipe near where the top of the pre-filter sponge would seat for a tighter fit)
Please note that for 1/2" (12mm) hose, you may need to heat the tubing and lubricate the hose barb for a better fit. Please Reference:
Aquarium and Pond Tubing Installation Tips
Aquarium universal water intake for canister filter, part







POLY HOSE BARBS, COUPLINGS, ADAPTERS


Aquarium 3/4 to 1/2 inch hose barb adapter(03) 3/4" X 1/2" (TO 5/8") HOSE BARB ADAPTER/COUPLING/REDUCER- $2.89 EACH

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Useful for adapting 3/4" inch hose barbs on UVs (such as the 9 Watt Terminator) or other aquarium equipment to the 1/2 to 5/8" hoses common Ehiem and other filters.
The coupler/reducer Includes 3 inches of 3/4" tubing which can be cut off if not needed to make for more convenient applications where only a small piece of tubing might be needed.
Two are suggested for the 9 or 18 Watt Terminator so as to attach to an Eheim Filter, Powerhead, Filstar, or many other other filters.

Pond or Aquarium 3/4 to 1 inch hose barb adapter(04) 1" X 3/4" HOSE BARB ADAPTER/COUPLING/REDUCER- $2.49 EACH

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Useful for splicing different size lines of mismatched sized tubing aquarium or pond equipment

Pond or Aquarium 1 to 1.25 inch hose barb adapter, plumbing part(05A) 1.25" X 1" HOSE BARB ADAPTER/COUPLING/REDUCER- $2.99 EACH

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Useful for splicing different size lines of mismatched sized tubing aquarium or pond equipment

Pond or Aquarium 1.25 to 1.5 inch hose barb adapter, plumbing part(05B) 1.5" X 1.25" HOSE BARB ADAPTER/COUPLING/REDUCER- $3.49 EACH

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Useful for splicing different size lines of mismatched sized tubing aquarium or pond equipment, in particular many pond filters to UV Sterilizers such as the TMC 15 & 25 Watt Advantage Premium UVs

aquarium 1/2 inch hose barb coupling(06A) 1/2" X 1/2" HOSE BARB ADAPTER/COUPLING- $1.99 EACH

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Useful for splicing 1/2" (12mm) to another 1/2" OR to 5/8" (16mm) such as the Eheim 2217 return line to a TMC FB Filter nipple. Heating of 1/2" (12mm) tubing and lubrication with Petroleum Jelly of the hose barb will yield a good fit for the smaller tubing

aquarium 3/4 inch hose barb coupling(06B) 3/4" X 3/4" HOSE BARB ADAPTER/COUPLING- $2.19 EACH

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Useful for splicing 3/4" (20-22mm) to another 3/4" (20-22mm) tubing section.

Aquarium 1/2 inch dual hose barb 90 degree coupling adapter(07) 1/2" DUAL HOSE BARB 90 DEGREE ADAPTER/COUPLING- $2.39 EACH

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Helpful in making corners or looping tubing over aquarium tops without "kinking"
2-1/8" from 90 degree each junction
Fits Both 1/2" and 5/8" Tubing

Aquarium or pond 3/4 inch dual hose barb 90 degree coupling adapter(08) 3/4" DUAL HOSE BARB 90 DEGREE ADAPTER/COUPLING- $2.49 EACH

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Helpful in making corners or looping tubing over aquarium tops without "kinking"
2-1/8" from 90 degree each junction
Fits 3/4" Tubing

1/2 and 3/4 inch male hose barb for aquarium plumbing(9A) 1/2" Male Hose Barb- $.99 EACH
(9B) 3/4" Male Hose Barb- $1.09 EACH


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For use in many pumps, filters, UV Sterilizers
1/2" Hose Barb fits Both 1/2" and 5/8" Tubing
Helpful in DIY aquarium and pond plumbing projects


Universal hose barb for aquarium or pond plumbing(10) Premium Universal Male Hose Barb- $6.49 EACH
Includes O Ring


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This unique hard to find part is for use in many pumps, filters, UV Sterilizers
Hose Barb fits 3/4", 1", and 1.25" Standard Tubing
Fits ANY standard female PVC receptacle
With O Ring, it insures a snug fit

1/2 90 Female Hose Barb for Aquarium or Pond Plumbing(11) 1/2" 90 Female Thread by Male Poly Hose Barb- $1.89 EACH

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Female pipe thread with male hose barb
Fits Both 1/2" and 5/8" Tubing



1/2 inch male poly insert for Aquarium or Pond Plumbing(12) 1/2" Male Poly Insert- $.99 EACH

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Useful for joining many types of pvc pipes and poly parts together
Fits Both 1/2" ONLY



3/4 ich x 1 inch PVC Bushing(12B) 3/4" x 1" PVC Bushing- $1.99 EACH

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Recommended for use with many bulk head applications so as to fit common 3/4" filter and UV Sterilizer tubing connections to common 1" Bulkheads fit to 1-5/8 to 2" holes in aquariums.
Many other applications




Teflon Tape for Aquarium or Pond Plumbing(13) Teflon Tape- $1.39 EACH

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1/2" x 300"
Necessary for all pvc & poly pipe threaded applications



'T' WATER DIVERTERS

T valve diverter with valve for high flow pumps *WATER DIVERTER VALVE (Specifically for Use with UV Sterilizers)
3 Sizes
For use with ponds, sumps, or any high flow water application where the flow rate exceeds the recommended GPH per watt (flow rate & turnover rate), so as to allow a bypass of water around the UV Sterilizer.
See this article for more: UV Sterilization; Flow Rate Table

(14A) inch hose barb inline with inch hose barb T with Valve- $13.99

(14B) 1 inch hose barb inline with inch hose barb T with Valve- $15.99

(14C) 1 inch hose barb inline with 3/4 inch hose barb T with Valve- $17.99


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1 inch by 3/4 diverter recommended for SunSun/Terminator 18 watt or larger UV.


T hose barb diverter STANDARD POLY INSERT T HOSE BARBS

A simple and inexpensive way to divert flow for UV Sterilizers, Pond Veggie Filters.
Use of our ball valves below can be added inline for better control.
As well multiple Hose barb T's can be combined too.

(15A) 1/2 inch Hose Barb Poly Insert Tee- $1.89

(15B) inch Hose Barb Poly Insert Tee- $1.99

(15C) 1 inch Hose Barb Poly Insert Tee- $2.29

(15D) 1.5 inch Hose Barb Poly Insert Tee $3.39


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BULK HEADS

3/4 inch thread x slip FPT Tightening Bulkhead(16A) Heavy Duty ABS Bulkhead, 3/4" Thread x Slip with FPT tightening -$5.99

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Includes seating gasket
3/4" PVC pipe slips into the bottom of the bulkhead and any standard 3/4" PVC or ABS part can be screwed into the top. The Bulkhead is easily hand tightened using the FPT tightening nut; NO glue needed, self sealing!
Insert Dimensions = 1-3/8"; Tightening Nut Dimensions = 2"
For use with glass or acrylic aquariums
Requires 1-3/8" to 1-3/4" hole cut into glass or acrylic aquarium/tank (you want the hole to be slightly smaller than the tightening nut dimensions to allow proper compression while at or just larger than the insert dimensions)

1 inch thread x thread FPT Tightening Bulkhead(16B) Heavy Duty ABS Bulkhead, 1" Thread x Thread with FPT tightening -$6.49


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Bulkhead with bushing mounted in glass Most popular size & type!!
Includes seating gasket
1" PVC & ABS fittings thread into each end and the bulkhead is easily hand tightened using the FPT tightening nut; NO glue needed, self sealing!
Insert Dimensions = 1-5/8"; Tightening Nut Dimensions = 2-1/2"
For use with glass or acrylic aquariums
Requires 1-5/8" to 2" hole cut into glass or acrylic aquarium/tank (you want the hole to be slightly smaller than the tightening nut dimensions to allow proper compression while at or just larger than the insert dimensions)
We recommend Part 12B (3/4" x 1" Bushing) to fit most common 3/4" tubing filters, UV Sterilizers, etc. to this popular bushing. A part (9B) 3/4" Male Hose Barb can then also be added to connect tubing to the bushing from under the aquariums or wherever the bulkhead is utilized.
The picture to the right shows this bushing when mounted to glass or acrylic (click to enlarge)

Hand tighten or slightly wrench, over tightening does not provide a better seal and can result in bulkhead failure.
When used correctly, Carl Strohmeyer (the owner of AAP) has had these ABS bulkheads last decades, not a just a few years as implied by some inaccurate YouTube videos.
To provide more security from leaks, Carl suggests adding a small bead of quality aquarium silicone on both sides of the bulkhead just prior to final tightening. This idea was handed down to him by an old timer aquarium builder years ago and it has allowed him to have bulkheads last as long as the aquarium itself!!

Video, Proper Use of Aquarium Bulkheads

Video; Proper Use of Aquarium Bulkheads


Recommended viewing for proper Bulkhead use!


QUICK DISCONNECT UNIONS

1/2 inch Quick Disconnect Union with Ball Valve3/4 inch Quick Disconnect Union with Hose Barb

(17A) Heavy Duty Quick Disconnect Union, 1/2" with Hose Barbs - $7.49
(Pictured to the left)

(17B) Heavy Duty Quick Disconnect Union, 3/4" with Hose Barbs -$8.49
(Pictured to the left)

(17C) Heavy Duty Quick Disconnect Union, 1" with Hose Barbs -$9.99
(Pictured to the left)

(17D) Heavy Duty Quick Disconnect Union, 1/2" INCLUDING BALL VALVE with Hose Barbs -$10.99
(Pictured to left- 9 inches total)

Economy Disconnect valve for aquarium filters
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Includes internal O Ring
For use with UV Sterilizers, FSB Filters, Canister, & Micron Filters and much more.
SUPERIOR to popular disconnect and disconnect/valves such as those pictured to the right which are more prone to leaks and of a much less sturdy design.
Reference: UV Sterilizer Installation Tips




SWING CHECK VALVES

PVC 1/2 inch with barbs Water Swing Check Valve for Aquarium
(18A) 1/2- 5/8" Premium Swing Check Valve -$29.99

(18B) 3/4" Premium Swing Check Valve -$30.99


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Unlike Swing Check Valves sold elsewhere, this one is a "ready to go" COMPLETE unit with male hose barbs for easy connection into 1/2" to 5/8" flexible Tubing.
Prevents water from backing up during power or pump failures. This is especially useful with Wet/Dry Filters or Fluidized Sand Bed Filters
For best results this valve should be mounted as close to vertical as possible with the flow going up
Swing check valves are better for most aquarium applications over spring check valves as they require less pump pressure and thus restrict flow much less.
(#17) Fits 1/2 to 5/8 inch ID Flexible Tubing while (#18) fits 3/4 inch ID Flexible Tubing.
Best Placed before the filter or pump, anywhere water can back up in a sump system, or before a return that is under water such as with wet/dry sump, FSB filters, or some canister filter applications which can potentially allow water to back up in the event of a power or pump failure.


BALL VALVES

1/2 inch Ball Valve for Aquarium Filter or pump(19) 1/2- 5/8" Premium Ball Valve -$7.49

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Better than ANY valve provided with aquarium canister filters.
Excellent for use in controlling pond or aquarium water pumps
Recommended (only one side) to better control your SunSun or similar Canister Filter flow rate, especially to maximize a UV Sterilizer.
Fits 1/2 to 5/8 inch Flexible ID Tubing.
Best Placed after the filter or pump
Valve handle may come in red or blue, depending upon what the manufacturer sends us as they are converting from a blue to red handle

3/4 inch Ball Valve for Aquarium, Pond Filter or pump(20) 3/4" Premium Ball Valve -$8.49

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Better than ANY valve provided with aquarium canister filters.
Excellent for use in controlling pond or aquarium water pumps
Especially useful to maximize a UV Sterilizer.
Fits 3/4 inch ID Flexible Tubing.
Fits SunSun 404, 304, AquaTop 500 and other similar filters that require 3/4" tubing
Best Placed after the filter or pump
Valve handle may come in red or blue, depending upon what the manufacturer sends us as they are converting from a blue to red handle

1 inch Ball Valve for Pond, Aquarium Filter or pump(21) 1" Premium Ball Valve -$10.99

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Better than ANY valve provided with aquarium canister filters.
Excellent for use in controlling pond or aquarium water pumps
Especially useful to maximize a UV Sterilizer.
Fits 1 inch ID Flexible Tubing.
Best Placed after the filter or pump
Valve handle may come in red or blue, depending upon what the manufacturer sends us as they are converting from a blue to red handle

1.25 inch Ball Valve for Pond, Aquarium Filter or pump(22) 1-1/4" Premium Ball Valve -$12.99

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Excellent for use in controlling pond or aquarium water pumps
Especially useful to maximize a UV Sterilizer.
Fits 1.25 inch ID Flexible Tubing.
Best Placed after the filter or pump
Valve handle may come in red or blue, depending upon what the manufacturer sends us as they are converting from a blue to red handle

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For help in connecting aquarium tubing to hose barbs or similar connection, please click below:

Aquarium and Pond Tubing Installation


For help with figuring aquarium or pond water pump head pressure, please read this article from "Aquarium & Pond Answers:
Head Pressure in Aquarium and Pond Water Pumps

Click below for our vinyl aquarium tubing page:

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