Which is a good, quiet canister filter?
I think I need to replace my HOB with a canister filter - because kuhli loach keeps trying to swim up the outflow.... tonight he got stuck in the netting I used to block it and I'm worried another day of this he is going to be a fatality. If I can't think of another way to block his attempts, I might go pick up a new filter tomorrow-
My local pet store has these external canister filters, I've never had one so I don't know what to pick. Any recommendations? I'm most concerned about how noisy it might be, or how prone to leaking. It's for my 38 gal.
Marineland Magniflow 160 or 220
Fluval 206 or 406
Hydor Professional 150 or 350
Penn Plax Cascade 700
API Rena Filstar XP1
Also, should I get one rated for a bigger tank than I've actually got? or trust what it says on the box. How much higher do you overestimate for filter size. It's been a long time since I had to buy one.
Thanks for any input.
10 gal planted- male plakat betta, horned nerite snail, malaysian trumpet snails
38 gal planted- serpae tetras, kuhli loaches, amano shrimps, oto catfish, nerites, mts
20H "Window Tank"- male lyretail sword, cherry barbs, some mts