I have an Eheim 2026 Pro II running on my 58 gal FW
tank. The filter itself is very quiet - I have to touch it to verify that it is running. The only noise is some trickling generated by the spraybar, which I have oriented to provide maximal surface agitation. If you adjust the flow rate and/or spray bar position, this filter can be absolutely silent.
It's easy to disconect the supply/return tubing from the main filter and priming the filter is a breeze. I have had it running for nearly 5 months and I haven't had to do any maintenance yet - the built-in flowmeter still indicates maximal flowrate. Maintenance will be easy because I need only rinse the two easy-to-remove media baskets and the pad. Eheim recommends replacing some of the media substrate at each 4 -6 month maintenance cycle.
I looked at the 2227 on the web and it is identical to my filter with the exception of the wet/dry portion. If you are considering switching to SW
someday, keeping picky species like discus, or keeping messy species like goldfish -and the cost difference between the 2026 and the 2227 does not alarm you - then I would get the 2227. Otherwise, the 2026 is a fine filter and would serve your needs well at lower cost. Based upon what I have read, the Eheim filter is built to run trouble-free for years. I'm very happy with mine.