MAN. I'm very nervous I'll be seeing my first death soon. In prepping my new tank, I got a new ZooMed 501.
So obviously when you're doing a new tank, you want to transplant half of another filter into the new one. I chose to set the new filter up with 70% of the old media including the insider sponge.
I also decided while I'm setting and scaping the new tank, I'd put it in the new tank.
It is the same amount of flow, but I'm just getting all kinds of goodies in the new filter.
I set both up, rebooked the old one to its connections and plugged both in.
I walk away for at least 15 to 20 minutes and got the feeling I needed to check things out. I looked inside and saw a shrimp stuck inside the submerged spraybar. Her body was contorted and her tiny head was sticking out one of these holes.
I immediately disconnected it and started trying to get her out. She came right back to life, and soon after some fussing she got out.
With all the new/rearranged media and moved around stuff, I'm just praying I don't see any deaths or anything.