Thanks for all the advice for my previous threads, have gotten lots of great advice! .. came up with another option seeing what you guys think:
Ada tank, planted (hc cuba, some background plants) for nano/fish shrimp - a nice school of fish so decently stocked with nano fish eventually:
1. (latest brainstorm) - Get a smaller Eheim 150, and also use my current Aquaclear 20 at the same time ....
2. Get an aquaclear 50 (cheaper, I'm going to be less stressed about a canister leaking)
3. Fluval 206 (on sale for about $125 these days), I like being able to add media, but have read enough reviews about the o ring leaking that I'm a little wary, and people don't seem to like the black hosing
4. Eheim 250 - seem's bulletproof .... but I'm wary about leaking, I don't trust my own abilities to cut and set it up properly the first time .... (wonder why Eheim doesn't have all the hoses pre-cut etc).
Would love to hear advice! Thanks!