06-06-2012, 05:24 AM
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Originally Posted by jaysee
I would agree that the filtration is fine right now, as the fish are probably still small. Adding the HOB is better than nothing and certainly buys you time, so it's not a pressing need. But, tick toc tick toc...
I am of the mindset that you buy equipment first and then fish second. If you can't afford to upgrade the filter now, who's to say you will when you need to? So to me, any money spent on additional fish (that will just bring you closer to that day, at a faster rate) should be saved to buy the equipment you need.
I would suggest this. I have 4 of them - 2 of that size, and one each of the smaller 2. AQUARIUM CANISTER FILTER 9W UV Sterilizer 525 GPH FRESH/SALT WATER 175 Gallon | eBay
I think you are right about the emerald corys not being eaten, but I do wonder if they are tough enough to handle the adult fish.
I am on board with concern's about Emerald cory's and fishes listed in OP's signature when they reach adult size.
Perhap's the Giant Danio's will deflect attention away from the cory's but I would not be surprised if they became target's for aggressive behaivor's from the fish mentioned as the cichlid's approach adult size.
Hence my suggestion earlier of larger Synodontis species.
Have seen large pleco's with various degree's of damage inflicted by the fishes mentioned in OP's tank and these are about as tough as they come.