Join Date: May 2011
Location: Elk Grove, California
If it doesn't jerk back in when you touch the trapdoor, it's probably dead. It should always retreat when touched. :(
Got the compact canister filter installed on my 20gal. Took forever and I thought it was broken because it wouldn't prime. Turned out I got the in/out hoses mixed up. Silly me thought IN meant the tube that takes things into the filter, not the tube that puts things back IN the tank. -___- I have no logic apparently.
Tiki, I'm gonna assume John was nowhere near the marathon because he doesn't seem like a marathon type. Is he okay otherwise?