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Old 01-01-2018, 02:39 PM   #1
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Filter Broke, help!

Okay, today I discovered that my filter in my 10g wasnít working at all! There is no waterfall, no hum, nothing! I have NO idea how long itís been like this, and I donít know what to do! Please help!! (Iím only seeing 5 tetras, used to be 6. The snail is alive and well and everyone looks stress free and healthy, so it was probably recently broken.)
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Old 01-01-2018, 04:58 PM   #2
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Assuming you're sure you have power at the outlet that the filter is plugged into, the obvious solution is go get a new filter. Sorry, I'm not trying to be a smart azz. I'm just not sure what else you can do.

I keep a spare filter on hand just in case. Granted, it's an inexpensive HOB filter and I wouldn't be able to do that if I used something better or more complex but that's what I do. The complete filter cost less than keeping spare parts on hand.
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Okay, today I discovered that my filter in my 10g wasnít working at all! There is no waterfall, no hum, nothing! I have NO idea how long itís been like this, and I donít know what to do! Please help!! (Iím only seeing 5 tetras, used to be 6. The snail is alive and well and everyone looks stress free and healthy, so it was probably recently broken.)
What type of filter, if you have sand substrate it might of gotten into the impeller and bound it up
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Get an air stone going. Stores are open tomorrow. If itís only a 10 gallon then get a new one, obviously wonít be much money
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I managed to fix it, thank you all! The filter was clogged, so I replaced the cartridge. And rinsed it out.
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I'm gonna hijack my own thread because I don't want to spam multiple threads. The problem I'm having is unrelated and I'm just double checking. Is this calcium deficiency, or are newly bought anubias supposed to be wavy?Click image for larger version

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Some kinds yes. Maybe Anubias Undulata... or others.
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Some kinds yes. Maybe Anubias Undulata... or others.


I don't know what kind I have, I bought it from petco in one of those tubes.
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Also keep in mind that the plants from petsmart in tubes need time to reacclimate to submersed conditions as opposed to immersed. Give it a couple of weeks as anubias are slow growers under the best conditions.
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Buy a canister filter. You will be so happy!
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