Cobalt is bringing some Aquael products to North America.
I've been asking about the Pat minI for a while.
I use similar filters to the one shown in the OP.
I have the output just below the surface: it's a lot quieter.
Another option is corner filters.
I use Lee's Triple Flow corner filters in some of my tanks.
Air powered with fine bubbles.
Allows me to put seeded biomedia in them and use floss/bonded filter pad for mechanical filtration.
Also depends on what your fish will eat.
I tried Omega One flakes, but none of my fish would eat it. Ended up feeding that to the assassin snails.
My fish prefer Aqueon Tropical flakes (which has disappeared from the shelves here) and Cobalt Mysis Spirulina flakes.
Northfin is coming our with...