Originally Posted by Mebbid
How exactly have you been doing the cycle? What has your ammonia / pH been the entire time?
I'm not familiar with that filter / aquarium at all but try priming the filter with water. Sometimes that's all that's needed to get it going.
As for removing the last 25% I usually end up using a pitcher and end up scooping up a good portion of the substrate along with the water to get it out.
Even though I appreciate the concern about my cycle, I already have another thread concerning that. The main reason I put that in is so people know I have no fish waiting on me to get a new filter.
I actually think my crappy filter was the cause of this so I'm wondering if I should get a Fluval U2 or U3? A hob
or external filter isn't an option for me since I have a lid and a cat so the lid is a must!
When I get a new filter I will try that trick thanks
and I will get a pitcher as well, the siphon is too big for the last of the water.