Magniflow® Canister Filters

Magniflow 160
  • Magniflow 160
  • Magniflow 220
  • Magniflow 360
Product No. ML90750
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Backed by a limited 3-year warranty, the new Magniflow™ Canister Filter makes multi-stage filtration faster, easier, and better than ever. This powerfully designed filter offers a variety of upgrades that make both freshwater and marine aquarium success quick and easy.

Top sealing gasket for a better seal
Fast maintenance
Fast, spill-free setup
Easier-to-remove top to access media baskets
No guesswork when replacing top

Easy-to-Love Upgrades. Easier-To-Use Filter.

The advanced features on this new filter give you more of what you want— a sparkling clean, healthy aquatic environment—with much less effort.

  • Canister Lid

    Press down to ensure water-tight seal and lift up for easy cover removal.
  • Stack N’ Flo Filter Trays

    Revolutionary design forces water through, not around, media layers for total mechanical, chemical, and biological filtration.
  • Quick Prime Button

    Fills filter chamber with water for self-priming system startup.
  • Valve Block for

    Quick Release Immediately shuts down water flow and separates from motor housing for quick, spill-free filter maintenance.

Want To Make Multi-Stage Filtration Easier? Now There’s A Canister That Can.

Water Polishing

For increased water clarity! The polishing filter pad acts as a water polisher, removing fine debris.

Biological Filtration

The bio-filter balls and ceramic rings provide a large, multi-faceted surface area for the growth of Bio-Spira® and the beneficial ammonia-neutralizing bacteria responsible for biological filtration.

Chemical Filtration

Inside the carbon bag, Black Diamond® premium activated carbon removes odors, discoloration, and water impurities.

Mechanical Filtration

The filter foam pads captures dirt and debris.

Model Gallons Per Hour Aquarium Capacity
160 160 GHP Up To 30 Gallons
220 220 GHP Up To 55 Gallons
360 360 GHP Up To 100 Gallons

Magniflow® Canister Filters is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 34.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy set up There are 2 steps not in the instructions which make startup quick and easy. Like any pumping system, you need to prime the lines. The first extra step on initial setup is to fill the canister with aquarium water (leave 1 ½" free space at top). After putting everything in place pull the inlet pipe partially out of the aquarium and fill it with aquarium water (I stuck the vacuum hose into the pipe and used the hand bulb to prime). It quickly filled. With the system primed, the filter started right up. I did use the prime button to burb out a bit of air left in the inlet line. No trapped air and no rattling.The filter cleaned the tank much faster than an HOB filter. Unlike the HOB there is no noise, and the filter is out of site. Perfect for your aquarium.
Date published: 2018-01-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from So far so good, but keep an eye on it at first I bought this yesterday and am excited to have a canister filter. There are a few hiccups with the system though. First,The outlet tube is required to be suction-cupped to the outside of the tank. If you have a background on the tank, that is problematic. Even after cutting the background, the single suction cup does not hold up very well with the weight of the tubing. It constantly comes off. Second, the primer button is really hard to press and the "multiple" times to pump it became 40 or 50 until the water traveled up the outlet tube.Third, the filter began working and everything was great. Upon getting up the next morning, the pump was making rattling sounds. It had stopped sometime during the night. I had to remove the power head and checked the impeller. It looked ok, but when I reassembled the unit and put it back, it again worked, but only for about 30 seconds before the flow stopped and the rattling began again. I took it apart one more time, removed the impeller assy and put it back. I plugged the power head (dry) in and the impeller turned ok. Once again, I put the pump back together and this time the pump has been running for a couple hours. However, I now have to continually check to see if it is still running. (This is where a visible flow indicator would be handy). Now, I am just waiting to see if all the cloudiness will clear up and if the unit will continue to operate. I am a bit afraid to leave the aquarium unattended for any length of time.
Date published: 2018-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Purging This was a frustrating filter at first but as things get going it works great. Air bubbles at first is normal due to the fact that the media has air and it needs to dissipate over time, usually a week as long as your connections are air tight so don’t panic. Let the process happen and you’ll be happy. No need to get new seals or hoses.
Date published: 2018-01-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Problem with start up instructions Granted this is my first canister filter BUT the instructions should be a little more clear. I followed the instructions to the letter but the canister would not prime. Ran all night long still sputtering air and gurgling. Called Marineland today and they said that you should fill the canister with water before you start it. Well that would have been nice to know. I did what the instructions said which was start it dry and push the primer button.
Date published: 2018-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't be happier! This was my first canister filter, I've had fish tanks all my life but always used the filters that hang on the side. After discovering this, I could not be happier! It's mess free! I did not have any problems with setup or the use & its been 3 months now. I also did not experience any air bubbles when first plugged in like others mentioned. My tank is always spotless, which I did not have with the side hanging filters, felt like I was always cleaning it before.
Date published: 2017-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Be Patient! This was my first Canister Filter purchase, before this I was using Marineland Penguin Bio-Wheel 350's .....2 of em' They did the job on my long 55 Gallon superbly! So when the money became available I decided it was time to upgrade my filtration. I bought the Magnaflow 360.I followed the instructions very carefully, hooked everything up, primed the filter, then plugged it in. Very quiet operation. I am impressed with it so only problem was that it "belched" air bubbles the first week or so. I called Marineland and the tech support said it was normal and would stop after a week.......It Did.Bottom Line: This product says what it will do, quiet operation, clean water.
Date published: 2017-11-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from revised review Have a c360 and not a 160. Have a couple of filters. reviewed the wrong filter number. had part problem on my c360. prior review was correct but wrong number.sorry.
Date published: 2017-10-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from c130 canister works very well Had my filter a couple of years and it worked well till lately. Was blowing bubbles. Ordered new " o "rings and a valve assembly. Price was reasonable, but the shipping cost was as much as the parts. Can't get new parts from stores selling the filter. They should put new "o" rings in the box when you buy a new unit.
Date published: 2017-10-04
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What is normal maintenance, do I need extra filters, carbon, or what, thinking of 220 or 360 model for 32 gal tank. Fresh water, gold fish, one small KOI

Asked by: John 46
Normal maintenance is to replace carbon monthly and rinse out the polishing cloth. Considering the types of fish you are keeping, you may need to replace the polishing cloth instead, as they produce a lot of waste. If they are small, you might get buy with every 6-8 weeks initially. Bio balls, ceramic rings, and foam should just be rinsed, not replaced. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-01-15

How do u depressurization the system to open it and clean it? I turned it off let it sit for 5 minutes and still water shoots out help 

Asked by: Chris is confused
Oh no, sorry to hear that! You lift the top lever of the valve block, then the bottom one. Turn the bottom one 180 degrees and make sure you lock it in place before removing the valve block from the canister. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-01-11

I believe I have the 360 with a 55 gal turtle tank. I'm looking at buying a 120 gallon tank to replace it. Should I buy the C530 in order to handle the extra gallons or can the 360 handle the extra water if I clean my canister and tank more frequently?

Asked by: emma12345
You definitely need either two 360s or one 530. I like two filters because they are smaller, not as heavy, and you always have one going while you maintain the other one, or in case one breaks at some point. The 530 weighs 27 lbs empty and around 75 lbs filled! BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-01-11

How much is it for the marineland c-530?

Asked by: Chino1974
We do not sell directly, so that would depend on the store or online vendor that you buy through. It typically runs $150-$200. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-01-09

My c160 is leaking like a sieve from the main motor head connection with the canister body. Help!?

Asked by: Johnnylove82
This may be due the large o ring around the motorhead if it is old or to the o rings found on the ports of the valve block. O rings should be replaced as part of normal maintenance, every 1-2 years. Also, apply a thin smear of silicone lubricant to the o ring after every maintenance to keep it in good working order. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-01-09

Do you sell the replacement valve block for Magnaflow 360 with the red tighteners? Thanks

Asked by: Lori Carter
Yes, we do,, but you may have warranty on your filter so call 1-800-322-1266 to order a replacement one at no charge. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-01-09

we have a brand new 160 and 360 and they both can take in water though the strainer but they fail to expel the water though the diffuser so therefore they over flow and leak every where causing a huge mess. how do we get both tubes to flow equally?

Asked by: noahrosetta
Sounds like you did not install the o rings onto the two motorheads. The large o ring comes in a clear bag with a neon instruction card attached to it. If you do not install these, the filters will not hold the pressure, and will leak. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-01-08

Is there a lift / intake tube extension available for the C-220?

Asked by: DJ Saberniak Jr
No, it comes with an intake tube that is long enough for any tank it is recommended for, up to a 55 gallon tank. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-01-08
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