My husband and I have decided to upgrade to a 45- or 55-gal freshwater tank and are debating going to a canister style filter. We have tried the Emperor that hangs on the side, but it is just too noisy. We currently have an Eclipse 12-gallon and you never hear it. We have been advised that the canister models are quieter and very efficient. Pets Plus also advised going with the Filstar XP1 for this size tank. Would the Filstar XP2 be a better buy as we hope to change this to a saltwater setup sometime in the future? Would welcome any comments from anyone using these filters. Our main thing besides it being efficient is that it be SILENT!
Thanks very much.