It's a Whisper 10i that came with the tank so it's 13 months old but here lately I've had trouble getting it to start back up after I have unplugged it in order to clean the tank. At first it was just taking a long time to start back up, then it wouldn't start back up at all unless I took it out, disassembled and cleaned it out real well then plugged it back in. But now as I sit here it has been about an hour since I plugged it in after cleaning it and still nothing. I guess it's just not going to come back on :(
I don't have any disposable income (in fact I have NO income) so I really want to weigh my options before replacing this filter.
-I have a mature NPT it's cycled, my plants are flourishing all the levels are where they need to be.
-I read somewhere that once you get the tank mature and everything a filter is really not even necessary. Is this true?
-If so will I need to clean more often if I decide to go the filterless route?