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Thread: Filter startup?

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    Hi, I just ordered an Aquarius tank that came with a filter. In the instructions it just said to take it out of the box, attach the clip and put it on the aquarium so I did. After plugging it in and waiting 30 minutes, nothing happened - didn't start up or anything. The filter is called Mini-Might. Any idea why this is happening?


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    I don't know about your filter but if its a hang on back filter pour water into it to start priming it. Other then I'd turn it off as running a filter dry is very hard on it and look online for a FAQ or other information from the manufacture.
    20 gallon tall: empty
    29 gallon: moderately planted with 9 bloodfin tetra, 1 german blue ram, 11 glow light tetra and 1 BNP
    10 gallon QT: empty

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    Yeah, it's one of those. How much do I need to pour over it?

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    Fill it to the top. If that doesn't work, check to see if the impeller is properly seated.
    People say if you can't say something nice then don't say anything at all... Then they wonder why am I so quiet.
    Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you are stupid and make bad decisions.

    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    A moderator on a fish forum should be able to identify an oscar... Don't you think?

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    How do I do that? lol, sorry.

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    I have the same one. There is a line on the filter for the optimal water level...make sure the water is at that level before you plug in the filter. The first time I didn't have the problem you described, but after a water change same problem. First, unplug the filter when you do a water change. After the level is back (new water added after the change), start pouring some of the tank water directly into the top of the filter, after the second pouring, plug in the filter while pouring water over the filter and it should restart.
    As far as the will have to take the filter apart. Make sure you pay close attention to how the filter goes back together (especially how the power cord is routed through the plastic guide (only fits one way and how it snaps in is a little weird). Also, make sure to note which way the filter cartridge is facing. The impeller is all the way at the bottom and it is the only part that turns-make sure it can spin freely.
    Try the priming (pouring water into the filter) first, that should work.

    Fee free to ask me if you have any more questions and good luck! What will you be putting in the tank?
    Last edited by Betta113; 03-21-2013 at 11:59 PM.

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    Does splashing it with a new plastic spoon (water washed and all) count? Not sure what I can usen that's clean.

    I'll be putting a few zebra danios and tetras in it!

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