Not used either of the two brands you mentioned but I can't speak highly enough of my All Pond Solutions filters. I think they're also sold under the name of SunSun. I've run the 1000lph model for some time now with absolutely no problems. It's quiet, reliable, simple to setup and maintain, has loads of room for media (some is included but depends on your preference) and the model I bought has a uv
steriliser built in and for the price (£60) you literally can't go wrong. I've just bought the 2000lph model as I've upgraded my tank and this one has 4 massive trays for media and the uv
and only cost £80. The hoses are green but the actual intake and spray bar are black and they are literally invisible against the black backdrop of my tank.