I took my filter down to the local fish shop where I get all my gear. Once we got the filter apart I found it was full of black sand. I bought the sand from livefish, if anyone it is my fault and not livefish. I think I got sand in the filter when i stirred up the tank when i put the plants in yesterday.
Now I don't know whether the sand has worked its way into the motor of the pump, but I think i am screwed.
I am thinking I will need to pull the tank down, get gravel and start the whole process from scratch getting the tank set up.
At this point I haven't re-installed the filter in the tank. I was hoping for some advice from the learn-ed people here.
“A fish tank is just interactive television for cats.”