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

how much does it cost?

Asked by: moonchild
Hi moonchild! The cost will depend on the store you purchase it from. We cannot provide pricing information for all retailers.
Answered by: Customer Service
Date published: 2017-09-08

Need to order polishing filter pads where to order

Asked by: Reynolds
These are sold through independent pet stores, Petsmart,, etc. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-08-29

Could I use this canister filter as a salt water reactor? Is it possible to run for example, carbon, GFO, and mechanical filtration?

Asked by: dacyums
You can customize your media anyway you like, as long as you do not over fill it and cause the trays to not connect correctly. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-08-22

Hello.  I have a magniflow 220 filter. I noticed the o-rings come pre lubed.  Do I have to apply lube eveytime I take apart the filter for cleaning?   How often do I need to apply lube?  What type of lube do I need?   Thanks. 

Asked by: Darthyeoj
Yes, we recommend applying a thin smear of food grade silicone lubricant after each maintenance. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-08-21

Good day, I am new on this hobby, I will like to know, this flirter goes under the aquarium, doe the filter have 2 pumps? one to suck the water and one to send the water back to the aquarium? is that correct? please explain

Asked by: RonaldC
No, it has one pump, sits under the tank, and has an inlet tube and an outlet tube. The water is pulled into the filter, forced through the media and sent back to the tank with the one motor. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-08-18

This is my first canister filter and I'm really confused. These directions are garbage and there's not one useful video on YouTube. Is there an official link of how to set it up , not just bad pictures? 

Asked by: Amjack
We currently do not have a video on the Magniflow filter, but are in the process of creating a lot of new videos for the re-design of our site. Here is one that I found that seems pretty useful. Did you not get the quick set up guide? Those are pretty clear on how to install the canister. We'd be happy to talk you through it as well so please call us at 1-800-322-1266. And if you did not get the QSUG, let us know, and we'll email it to you. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-08-21

I have the Magniflow 220 canister filter, and I love it. What pre-filter on the intake do you suggest I can use?

Asked by: Scootk
Glad to hear your love your Magniflow filter Scootk! You could perhaps attach a round foam sponge. We are unable to recommend competitor's products though, and we don't recommend pre-filters since they will restrict the filter and diminish its filtering capabilities. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-08-11

Purchased new through Amazon. Installed yesterday- water pumped out of tank into filter but did not recycle back into tank- instead unit leaked and flooded the room-am pretty sure I've done something wrong to install- can you help?

Asked by: rob l
I'm sorry to hear that happened, rob! Most likely the primary o-ring was not installed. It is a large, grey, rubber o-ring that wraps the entire motor head to seal the water within the canister.
Answered by: Customer Service
Date published: 2017-11-07

I was wondering if you could tell me what the material is for the bio-balls media. I can tell they're some sort of plastic, but are they a hard nylon or something else?

Asked by: sfletch93
A form of polypropylene. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-07-25

I've been using my model 220 canister filter for about 5 years now. It's awesome but every once in a while, it gets a little noisy like there's something in the impeller. Or perhaps something is worn. Any ideas?

Asked by: DONWG1950
Thanks for asking! The only thing that should be able to make noise is the impeller. It sounds like you may need to clean it more regularly or replace it. For more help, please give us a call at 1-800-526-0650.
Answered by: Customer Service
Date published: 2017-07-21

I have the Magniflow 360filter which has developed a crack in the housing. Are the se still under warranty. I purchased this filter when they were first released.

Asked by: cowcubed54
We are really sorry the housing is cracked, cowcubed54. Please give us a call at 1-800-526-0650 for warranty help.
Answered by: Customer Service
Date published: 2017-07-21

It has a hard time priming, and pumping any suggestions?

Asked by: Reedre1972
Use some food grade silicon spray to lubricate the primer (hint: SCUBA). This helped me when it was having a hard time priming and eventually got stuck in the down position.
Answered by: WizChip
Date published: 2018-02-07

I have a question regarding the output of the Magniflow 220 and 360. Do you have any information about the flow rate in GPH with 4-5 feet of head pressure? Thanks.

Asked by: Darthyeoj
The flow rate of 220 gph or 360 gph is taken at a head of 4.5 feet. It will slow down as the filter becomes clogged. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-07-18

I am looking for noe for a 210 gallon tank.  Can you provide a way to see it and the price? 

Asked by: Lance Robinson
We do not make a canister filter that is large enough, on its own, for a 210 gallon tank. You would need two, one for each end of the tank, and we would recommend the Magniflow 360. Also, we do not sell direct, so pricing would be determined at the store level. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-07-18

Hello, I have a C-220 that is about 5 years old now. Still works great and never changed any parts on it. All works great. I noticed the impeller is starting to rattle even with no air in system. How do I make it quiet again?

Asked by: WizChip
It may be wearing out. Try soaking it in white vinegar and swabbing out the hole it sits in with a q tip and vinegar as well. If this does not work, then replace it. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-07-17

I just purchased a Marineland magniflow 220 how long does it take to clear my tank I have a 50 gallon tank

Asked by: Merts
Thanks for asking, Merts! How long it takes depends on many variables. In general though, you should have clear water in 24-48 hours.
Answered by: Customer Service
Date published: 2017-07-13

I wanted to upgrade from my Bio Wheel filter on my 45gal tank, I bought the Magniflow 220. Within hours my water became crystal clear, impressed so far. How long should it take before I remove my bio wheel filter? and just run on the Magniflow.

Asked by: superhomer
Wait one to two weeks, depending on your fish load. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-07-07

I purchase a c530 canister filter and it leaking 

Asked by: Emron
Make sure your o ring is installed properly on the motorhead and is not pinched or damaged in any way. Hose nuts should be tight as should the C clamps. Please call if you need assistance. 1-800-322-1266. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-07-07

Why do the new canister filters not have the siphon/gravel cleaner attachment that used to be available with the Magnum 350? This was such a great and handy feature.

Asked by: Haole Mark
This is something that has not been available for about 12 years now. We found it was not well received. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-07-02

What are the dimensions of the c360

Asked by: Tj47
10.75"X13.38"X17.25"h BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-07-02

PLEASE HELP! I purchased a Marineland 160c canister filter and set it up. After pressing the priming button, water would go through the intake tube and then leak all over the floor instead of going through the output tube. I all followed the instructions!

Asked by: Stacey12stacey
Hi Stacey, It sounds like you do not have the large o ring installed on the motorhead. It would have come in a clear bag with an instruction card attached. Please call us at 1-800-322-1266 if you need some more help. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-06-01

Do you have a larger canister filter than the 360?

Asked by: Geeno
Hi Geeno, Our largest canister is the C 530, which is rated for tanks up to 150 gallons. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-05-24

360 Filter is ratteling after setup. Impeller cover is secure. Why else might this be?

Asked by: GBateman
It is normal for them to rattle as air purges past the ceramic rings. This will dissipate within a couple of days in most cases. Make sure you do not have an air stone near the intake tube though or this will also cause it. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-05-23

I just purchased the 360 yesterday - I set everything up; primed the filter - all the sudden water was coming out all over the place - flooding my whole house - the water was coming from the filter - what did i do wrong or what is wrong with the filter

Asked by: annmarie
It sounds like you did not install the large o ring onto the motorhead. It comes in a clear bag with a neon card attached to it that provides instructions. If this is missing or you need assistance, please call us at 1-800-322-1266. A trained representative will be happy to help you! BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-05-19

Can your polishing filters be used successfully to reduce scale in a 30 gallon home fountain?

Asked by: Moki
No, they remove tiny particulates in water, they cannot remove scale from the sides of anything. We recommend distilled white vinegar for that, depending on the material the fountain is made out of. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-07-02

You answered a previous tubing size question by saying the smaller models were 5/8" and the 360 was 3/4"... is that ID or OD? Thanks

Asked by: Brian M
That's ID, sorry! BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-07-02

Is there such a thing as too much filtration on a tank? We have a 125 gallon tank and were told to get to 70 gallon canisters rather than the filters for 250 gallons because the sales person said that would over filter the tank.

Asked by: Stenochris
Hi Stenochris, Theoretically, it is possible, but it is not very likely that you could over-filter your tank. The only real question is whether the flow rate of the larger filter would be too much for the inhabitants of the tank or not. Typically, it is fine to go up to double the amount recommended for the size tank, so in your case, enough filtration for up to a 250 gallon tank should be fine. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-07-02

The locking lip on my c360 lid broke off and now it will not lock can I replace a lid , if so what is the price

Asked by: Maxie
No, the lid is not available separately. If the unit is within the 3 year warranty, please give us a call at 1-800-322-1266. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-07-02

Quick prime button is getting stuck when we press on it to start up water rotation flow. Water not cyphering through tubes to tank. Any suggestions to the issue?

Asked by: Steve O
Remove the valve block from the top of the filter, disconnect the tubing, and clean the valve block out. Using something like a q tip, clean out the four valves. There are two on top and two underneath. Soak it in a distilled vinegar solution for about 10 minutes. Clean out the tubing as well. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-05-09

How long does the water polisher take to polish a 55 gallon tank 

Asked by: Lexington
That will totally depend on how dirty the tank is and why it is dirty. It can take a few minutes to a few days. In a properly stocked and maintained tank, not long. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-04-20
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