I got an email message from my wife telling me that my youngest son pulled the hose off of my intake tube of my ecco pro 2236, and that an alarm was going off. (I have a water detector alarm in my cabinet for just such an event. Well, she was able to reconnect the hose, but didn't know how to turn off the alarm. The alarm masked the sound of my ecco 2236 impeller rattling away. By the time I got home, the filter was dead silent and HOT! I found the impeller shattered inside the unit.
My questions are:
Do you think the canister will still work, by merely replacing the impeller?
How long can I keep the tank without a filter (55 gallon with a Hydor Koralia 425 for surface movement). I shut down the CO2 and cut back on the photoperiod to keep algae at bay. I think it will take at least a week to order a replacement.
Is there anywhere in the Chicagoland area that carries Eheim canisters.... I am thinking of going with a classic 2217 for greater flow.