I am looking at getting a cannister filter for my 55 gal freshwater tank. I would love to spend $200+ on a Fluval or Eheim, but that isn't in the budget. My main consideration is that is at least rated for twice as much as the tank and that it is quiet (tank in the living room, no cabinet to stow it in). Here are the ones I have found in my budget:

Marine Land C360 for $130

API Filstar L for $122

Rena XP L (use to be Rena Filstar XP3) for $114

Anyone have any experience with any of these? Any other suggestions welcome!

Also, where do you purchase your equipment? Livestock and plants?

Thanks in advance!