T-pieces, Gang Valves and Four Way Connectors
An airline t-piece, gang valve or other connector is the perfect item for splitting the air flow to your aquarium. In this way a strong pump can be used to power more than one aquarium filter.
Four way air connectors and gang valves are manufactured but are not as popular as t-pieces. This is because the air stream from many smaller pumps is not enough to power three air devices at once.T-pieces are also used to divert a pair of air pump outlets into one line for powering larger air stones or aquarium ornaments.
Such connectors may be available in brass but plastic models will last for a fairly long time also as they have no moving components.
You may also need aquarium air flow adjustor valves to regulate the flow between the two lines. In this way more than one air powered device can be powered by a single air pump.
All the t-pieces and other connectors made easily fits into common aquarium airline. If the airline has become hard, gently warm the tubing until pliable and insert the connector before it cools. Avoid breathing any vapor.
Airline Connectors For Sale
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