So I was changing the water in my 125g today and decided to clean out the filter while I was at it, as it has been a few weeks. When putting it back together though, I must of pushed on the impeller just the wrong way and it snapped. Doh!
So here I sit with a 125g and no filter. Dang. Now for those who don't know me, this tank is 100% planted. One might say over planted to jungle proportions.
I ordered a replacement, but it won't get here until Thursday. Unfortunately due to the size of the tank filter options are extremely limited. Not many people make canisters large enough and the local environment is not friendly at all to the wallet. Buying the same filter locally (if I could find it in the first place) would cost me a whopping 32% higher and like most people I'm not made of money. I decided on a new canister rather than a replacement impeller because I actually haven't been all that happy with my old one anyways and have been thinking of replacing it. The broken impeller just forces my hand sooner than I was ready.
So I'm not too worried about needing the filter for filtering while I await the replacement. I'm also not worried about oxygen, my plants take care of both those concerns. However, I am a little worried on the business of water movement for temperature. I have two 250W heaters, one on each side of the tank.
Think this will be fine until Thursday (two days from right now)?
As a lesson learned though, probably not a bad idea to have a spare impeller on hand.