Normally when I get home I dilly dally around the house for an hour or so before going to check on the fish. Today for whatever reason I decided to go down right away and I'm very thankful that I did! All I could hear was this load rattling noise coming from under the fish tank. When I opened the door I found water leaking out of my XP3 filter. The water was leaking from where the cord comes out of the filter.
I immediately unplugged it, disconnected it, and brought it to the sink in my basement (pretty cool that I have a sink right outside my room!) Apparently something had obstructed or knocked the impeller loose. After I rinsed everything and went through the priming process again it's working perfectly fine.
Have any of you experienced this? What do you do to ensure it doesn't continue to be a problem?
75G- (3) Firemouth Cichlids, (10) Tiger Barbs, (3) Dojo Loaches, (3) Yoyo Loaches, and (1) Sailfin Pleco.
46G- (3) Pearl Gouramis, (5) Black Skirt Tetras, (7) Harlequin Rasboras, (3) Dojo Loaches, (1) Clown Pleco