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

I want to disassemble ML530 primer mechanism. (its from 2006, id sticker 30H30). Maybe your engineering dep't has blueprints. 800# no help except to "push down real hard" or buy a new motorhead or filter. Thank you , Bill Thomas AquariumsW, Oly WA

Asked by: AquariumsW
Sorry Bill, but we cannot advise you to take apart the primer for safety, legal and warranty reasons. We do not provide blueprints either as that is considered proprietary. Place one hand over your other hand, on top of the button, and push down with both of them. If this does not work, then yes you would need a new filter. This one has a 3 year warranty. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-02-08

I own two canisters. I recently put my second in action. For 48 hours I am having an issue with mirco bubbles and cannot figure where the aeration is occurring. Any recommendations. Thank You

Asked by: Lightning
Your filter has to purge air out of it on initial setup so it is not unusual to have microbubbles for the first 2-3 days. However, if it doesn't go away, make sure your intake vinyl tubing is pushed all the way onto the intake tube. It should line up right below the highest "ridge" on the intake tube, and your clamp should be in position right at that spot. Please call 1-800-322-1266 if you need more help. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-02-08

I have the 360, what are the 2 small O rings for? 

Asked by: Akitakoi
Those are spare ones for the two ports on the underside of the valve block. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-02-06

why won't the cover close? I cant get the last clamp shut.

Asked by: davidl
Most likely you either do not have the trays lined up correctly with the arrows, or the media in one or more of them is up too high, interfering with leveling the trays out. When installing the trays, you should line the arrow on the tray up with the arrow on the canister body, then with both hands, slide the tray back and forth until you feel it "click" into place. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-02-07

where can I get replacement hoses for the C-Series 220 canister filter. Mine have gottern hard and want to keep comming of the power head.

Asked by: Loghouse
You can either buy tubing by the foot (you need 5/8" id) through a fish store or DIY hardware store (plumbing section) or the exact same tubing right on our website. Each quantity of 1 equates to one six foot length of tubing. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-02-06

What happens if the prime button gets stuck

Asked by: Marklong002
Place both hands over the button, one crossing the other hand, and push down hard with both, simultaneously. You may need to do this two or three times, but it should pop back up and release the pressure holding it. If not, call 1-800-322-1266. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-02-05

What size bags carbon bags do I need for the 220? I need to replace them and was going to buy refillable bags and loose carbon/diamond mix, but I don't know what size the bags are and if I should get coarse mesh or fine mesh.

Asked by: AnnetteMG
You need 200 gm of the carbon, and the bags you use should be fine mesh. Size is up to you. Doesn't matter as long as they fit easily in the tray. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-02-01


Asked by: JOE1888
Sorry to hear this, JOE1888! This is usually a motorhead o ring issue. If the filter is two years old, it is due a new o ring as they are typically replaced between 1 and 2 years. Also, whenever you maintain the filter, be sure to rub a thin smear of silicone lubricant on all o rings. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-01-31

I have two C220s and one C360 and was wondering what is the power consumption for these units?

Asked by: MattF
The C220 is 20 watts, 120 volts, .16 a and the C360 is 35 watts, 120 v, .29 a. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-01-23

How can I tell what model mine is? It was given to me not brand new and I need to replace the filter pads etc but do not know what model to buy for 

Asked by: Kaden111
There is a tag on the motorhead that will have a number like T3 for the 360 model, T2 for the 220, T1 for the 160 model. If you need more help, please call 1-800-322-1266. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-01-22

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

Can this filter be used for yellow bellied turtles?

Asked by: Mom of boys
Yes, although when you prime it, the water must be near the top of the tank. I typically keep the water within 3 inches of the top for my Eastern Painted Turtle, but if yours is not that high, then prime the filter, and drain some water back out to the level you prefer to keep it at. The filter does an excellent job of keeping a turtle tank clean and clear, especially when combined with small, partial water changes. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-01-08

What are the dimensions of the C160 canister filter?

Asked by: Ta2dTech
They are 8.88"X11.75"X13"h. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-01-08

I need to buy new hoses for my filter. I’m getting a bigger fish tank and my old hoses will not reach the top of my new tank

Asked by: SueSue
Here is a link to some of the parts for your filter, including the tubing: You can also buy vinyl tubing at DIY stores, by the foot. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-12-21

I just installed a C360 on my 54 corner aquarium and it seems to be blowing a lot of bubbles. There are no apparent leaks. What should I do?

Asked by: Tom1000
The filter you included the link for is not a C360, it is a Magniflow 360 and there are definite differences. Both will purge air for a few days, and there will be microbubbles while this is occurring, but after a few days, you should check to ensure that the vinyl tube is pushed all the way up over the barbs and to the ridge on the intake tube. The c clamp should be installed right at the base of the ridge, tight enough to prevent air from being pulled into the filter. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-12-18

I would like to purchase a Magniflow filter for my new 30XH tank (24" x 12" x 24"). The tank will be planted with hornwort in Seachem Fourite Sand substrate. Stock will be topminnows, darters and pygmy sunfish. Should I purchase the 160 or 220?

Asked by: DJ Saberniak Jr
We would recommend the 220 to ensure you have enough filtration as you would be maxing out the 160 for sure. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-12-18

how come it is making this noise of air and water flow, motor running loud. Nothing in directions. so I took apart and rest it. If it takes week to stop does it start again when I clean it?

Asked by: Janet 2
When this filter is brand new, it will do this as it purges air out of it. That can take just a few days. If it is older than this, we are finding that customers are not pushing the vinyl tubing far enough onto the intake tube. It must go up to the base of the ridge, with the c clamp just below the ridge, or it will pull air. One other possibility would be an air stone near the intake tube causing bubbles to travel up the tube. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-12-15

does this flilter come with all the hoses and filter layers

Asked by: bdg247
Yes, it comes with absolutely everything you need to set it up and get it going. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-12-13

I inherited a marineland canister filter from a family member, but he does not remember what model it is. Is there anyway to figure it out? The sticker on the back says TS2 on it.

Asked by: Mark44
You have a Magniflow 220 model canister filter. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-12-08

My 220 canister filter is just over a year old and the impeller seems to have split or broke impeding water flow. Is this covered under the warranty? If so how do I get a replacement 

Asked by: Mr machine
Yes, it would be. We are sorry to hear this happened. Please contact our Care Team at 1-800-322-1266. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-12-04

I have a c220 filter that when I attempt to clean it water will drip from both the intake and output hoses. I have had the filter for approximately 10 years and it may be time to replace it. What are differences between C220 and 200? Use same media?

Asked by: billybob1939
You may be able to just replace the valve block and the gaskets and not the whole filter. There are some differences in the two motorheads, the media is the same. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-12-04

How do i find out which model I have?

Asked by: Langdon
There is a silver tag on the motorhead with information on it. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-11-30

Can I install a Magniflow  in place of a Magnum 350 canister using the same tubes and connectors?  The Magnum 350 is getting pretty loud - after 20 years.  If the Magniflow would not replacement, would a new impeller magnet reduce the noise?

Asked by: Mel1044
No, they do not take the same size ID tubing. Try a new impeller and magnet as long as the motor housing is not seriously scored. Otherwise, replace the filter system. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-11-30
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