Originally Posted by fireflygirl
lol yes I plugged it in. I got a reply back from Penn-Plax. She suggested I unplug, close both valves and prime a few times, plug in and let run 2-3 min with valves closed then open valves and should start filtering. It didn't work for me but may help someone else someday. She confirmed what you said about not having a connector piece to install. Use to there was but now comes attached already. My white rubber seal ring is torn and looks aged(even though it's never been used), I let them know that and her response was send it to us and we will replace it. That's great, seeing how I purchased the filter over 3 yrs ago with tank and am just now taking out of box to set up due to flooring issues. I just hate the fact I have to wait longer. I'm wondering how this will effect my water. It has already been sitting over a week with no filtration. I almost want to ask if I can just go ahead and upgrade and pay difference for a larger filter(now that I have done my research and realize it's better to go bigger)! Thanks so much for your responses!
Do you have a powerhead or HOB
filter you can use until you get your canister? Now would be a great time to start. your fishless cycle! Otherwise I would probably drain the tank and wait for the canister to arrive. What's a few more days waiting after waiting three years! Lol
I have the 1000 canister on my my 40 gallon breeder plus a HOB
filter rated for a 50 gal
tank! Might be a good idea to upgrade to a larger one, or buy another and have two running on your tank.
Don't throw your old canister away....just in case you need a hose ( cut to short) !
let me know when you have your filter and the tank is up and running, pictures please!! Lol