fluvial 304 died... toxic filter?
Just wanted some confirmation that I did the right thing here... came back from work last night and went to feed the fish. Noticed the water/plants weren't moving right. Turns out my fluvial 304 stopped pumping.
I remember reading how stagnant filters become toxic, so I unplugged and washed it throughly with tap water. I have a power head in there, but I need a replacement impeller, shift and cover. Culprit was probably snails. I'm lightly stocked in my 75 gallon, so I'm hoping to avoid a cycle just because the tank is very natural. Live plants, not uber clean or anything.
Should I have started the filter back up after it sat for an unknown length of time?
"In this hobby - Bad things happen over night... The good things take time."
In Progress: 75 Gallon Planted Discus tank
Baby Sitting: 10 Gal Tank with single Convict