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+1I just want to know what would be harder about keeping Discus than Africans?
African cichlids are messy which will require more filtration and such, and he would be wise to over stock a bit with Africans which would require more attention to water changes and such. There is also aggression to think about with Africans. Is that not the same he would be looking at with Discus? Just curious why you think Africans would be easier is all, not disputing your post just asking why you think that is all.
I do agree with her that going from a 10gal to a 55gal will require more time as far as a water change, but I wouldn't say to the point where you will now need to rearrange your schedule around this tank. Also with the added volume of water the tank will actually be easier to maintain as far as keeping stable than a 10gal as it takes a lot longer for things to go bad in a 55gal than a 10gal, you have a larger margin for error if you will. Not saying you can skimp on maint but the larger a tank the easier it actually gets to maintain, of course the W/C time goes up.