I've recently started getting into the aquarium hobby having owned a small 2 gallon tank with a single male Betta in it for the past month.
I would like to expand to a larger tank with more fish, and plan on buying a very stylish 60cm x 20cm x 25cm tank (8 gallon i think?) at my local fish shop next week.
I am not using a filter or water heater in my current tank and eveything seems fine, but i know i'll need both for the new one.
Problem is this tank will be kept in my bedroom, only a metre or so away from the bed so I'm worried the noise from the filter will disturb me.
Being a bit of an audiophile i'm very sensitive to sound and want to get the *quietest* filter i can.
After reading a little on this board and others, the three options i was considering were the Aquaclear Mini, Eheim Canister Classic 2213 and Eheim Canister Ecco 2232.
Cost isn't a consideration so long as i get the quietest, most suitable filter for the new tank but I'm not sure if these models will be too large/powerful?
I've also read that the Canister filters are more trouble for a newbie like me to setup and of course they are much more expensive.
Thanks for reading, any advice would be really appreciated