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What's up everyone. 

Yesterday afternoon the ceramic rod (spindle) for the impeller on my cannister filter broke! In 2 places! Has anyone dealt with this issue on their filters? I scrambled to try to find a replacement impeller locally with no avail. Amazon is the quickest resolution unfortunately. 

I did end up doing some backyard engineering to keep me going until tomorrow. So far my makeshift spindle is functioning well. I lost one Black Phantom Tetra during the down time on the filter as this was also the very first day running co2 in the tank (unlucky).

- Joe

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@starsman20 I am definitely buying one after this happened. 

It's crazy to me how fragile the ceramic spindle is. I'm curious if different brands use something other than ceramic. I also wonder if this is by design. LIke a shear pin of sorts if something were to get stuck in the impeller. 

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