For 50 gallons or more, a canister filter is a much better choice. As for HOB, I would recomend the AC HOB for versatility and functionality.
If you really want to stay with an HOB then this one should work very well. The sponges are easily exchanged with ceramic rings, biochem stars or filter floss or whatever you want to put in there. Carbon isn't needed for the most part unless you need to remove medications and is only good for about 4 weeks anyway depending on tank size and bioload. In planted tanks you don't want to use it at all because it can and does remove some beneficial fertilizers from the water.