I'm thinking of getting a Fluval Canister, specifically 307. I've watched a few youtube reviews and they generally seem to be positive. Some LFS are pushing the Oase Biomaster 350 which is in the same flowrate category as the 307, but Oase footprint is a bit too large for my available space (guess its large because of the design that incorporates the removable prefilter). Furthermore it seems that parts are available online.

Anyone have any comments about Fluval? Any users can comment about the noise level of these units compared to other brands? And can they use 16/22mm hoses? (don't particularly like the ribbed design of Fluval hoses).