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Thread: filter stoped

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    Default filter stoped

    0 Not allowed!
    ok so earlier I was moving some bulbs around in my tank and I noticed that my filter wasn't flowing so I immediately took it off the tank and looked in it and I noticed that the water in the filter was hot so I looked at the impeller and the impeller holder and noticed a piece of gravel wedged in the bottom and I was thinking but I don't have a clownfish or even a saltwater tank(nemo reference) so finally got the piece of gravel out after a 25 minute struggle with a screwdriver and the filter and when I put it back in the tank I noticed about 5 decorations were nocked over and I remembered that like 3 caves were resting on the intake tube anyway when I got it up and running and put the light back on it looked like the tank was going through a nitrogen cycle yeah that much debris stirred up from the filter stopping just goes to show how lost we would be without a filter.

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    That does seem to be extreme. I know during an algae removal I have all my filters and pumps off for some 30 plus minutes without it effecting my nitrate readings.
    I'm hoping you didn't get an ammonia or nitrite spike? What were your readings after this incident?
    I did get the Nemo reference. I have kids who loved that movie.
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    Reading this makes me believe that the debris in the water was from knocking your 5 decorations over. Do you move them to Gravel Vac on water changes? If not, yes, there will be a bunch of gunk under them making the water look bad. With no filter it would just settle and you could vac it all up. My filters don't have sponges, pads or floss, just the materials that host the BB to eliminate Nitrates and Ammonia and Biomax I my HOB.
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    0 Not allowed!
    as soon as i read, a piece of gravel was stuck in the impeller i was thinking finding nemo :).
    but watch your readings for a few days just to be sure
    i hear some people say, "i kept a goldfish in a bowl and it lived for a year."
    they don't know how lucky they were and all goldfish live at least 15 years in proper conditions.
    that is equal to saying my human lived in his closet for 5 years!

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    0 Not allowed!
    yeah I guess it was off for a couple hours.

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