Well... that didnt last long.
I modified the coverings to prevent houdini from getting in my sump and i even went to my lfs
to pick up a block of foam to make a pre filter for the inrake of my sump pump. Sadly, it was inexplicably closed, bis cars were there but nobody answered the door or phone (his shop is in his garage)
But due to the fact that i couldnt keep houdini out of my sump and i had no covering for my pump he got caught in the impeller and died.
So at this point i am over the semi aggressive setup now since the trigger and eel were the primary focus for my tank; Im going to return the trigger and go with something more peaceful in its place.
Ill give the snowflake another shot in a year or two when I upgrade my tank. Ill probably set up a lionfish tank that he would go good in.