So after the Heater debacle, I go to feed my fish. So I unplug all the filters so that the food isn't lost in the flow. Fed all my fish, plugged in filters in my 20 gallon. Little cluttering sound but turns on just fine. Plug in my filter for my 10 gallon....and nothing. Seriously? I start to get worried since I'm still getting ready for work. Contemplated on whether or not I move the other filter from my 20 gallon onto my 10 gallon, maybe just leave it alone and have an airstone running til i get back? I have 2 filters on my 20 gallon btw.
So in a rush and slight panic, I carefully remove the filter from my 10 gallon, take it to the bathroom and start cleaning the hell out of it. Checked the impeller and plugged it back in. Still nothing. Took a toothbrush to it, cleaned off most of the gunk and whew it finally starts back up. I reinstall everything, keep checking inbetween while I'm getting ready. So far so good. This is what i get for getting second hand stuff hehe.
I seriously hope nothing else happens. But I wouldn't be surprised if my lights went out next. haha. Anyway Merry Christmas and happy holidays to everyone.