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 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

What size filter foam pads, filter floss pads and carbon filter do I need for the Magniflow 220?

Asked by: q2theheart
Visit this link: and click on the drop box. It will drop down a list of the media in all sizes, with a description next to it. If you click on it, the item number will appear on the page above and to the right of the drop down box. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-11-30

I bought a C360 filter 2 days ago for my new Marineland 60 gallon tank and stand. It is running beautifully but the output diffuser is creating gushes of tiny bubbles every 30 seconds making the water look cloudy. How can I stop this from happening?

Asked by: SuzanneS
This is normal for the first couple of days, while it purges air. If it does not stop within 3-4 max, make sure you have the tubing all the way on the valve block. It must cover the barbs and go under the hose nuts, before you screw the hose nuts tight. Also, if you have an air stone near the intake tube move it, and make sure the C clamp is good and tight on the intake tube. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-11-29

I have the Magniflow 360 filter and I am looking for the hose size or a place where I can purchase the hose. Please advise me where I can get this info and or maybe a brush that would clean the inside of the hose. It is collecting algae and other buildup

Asked by: is2cu
The hose size is 3/4". You can attach a thin cloth to a long piece of wire and then pull it through or you can unhook the hose, curl it up and soak it in a bucket of 1 part bleach, 5-10 parts water, and let it sit for an hour or so, then soak it in plain water with water conditioner. Each piece of tubing is 6 feet long initially, unless you have cut it down. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-11-15

The water coming out makes a lot of noise. I have the adapter that it came with on. Still noise

Asked by: GaryS
Make sure your diffuser is in the water and not above it. The water level may be too low. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-11-13

I purchased a used unit and I can't find a model number on the unit itself. On the sticker it says it's 35w with TS3 on it. What model do I have?

Asked by: Jakeness
That is the Magniflow 360. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-11-13

Running my C 360 for several weeks now. Everything seems to be running smoothly except for a slight rattling from what I assume must be the impeller—quite annoying. I've checked and cleaned impeller housing and retightened all connections over and over.

Asked by: AlexB1989
If you have an air stone or air ornament in the tank, turn it off for a while to see if the rattling stops. Same goes for if there is another filter on the tank. Otherwise, call us so we can do some troubleshooting. 1-800-322-1266. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-11-10

does the magniflow require external pomp?

Asked by: mcr777
The Magniflow comes with a motor inside the top of it. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-11-07

Just installed this filter. It’s been blow micro-bubbles now for couple hours. Will it stop and/or is this normal? I’m replacing an older (other brand) filter for doing this for 2 years so I’m cautious. Thanks

Asked by: Corey38
I may have fixed it. Turns out their is a ring around the intake tube and outlet tube. The hose MUST get to this point, and maybe a little farther, than this ring. I installed a metal clamp vs the plastic snapper clamps. This made huge difference in air that was being blown around. Still have slight rattling noise, but instructions said that may be normal. I’ll have to monitor this now. 
Answered by: Corey38
Date published: 2017-11-02

My prime button is stuck. How do I fix? Is there another way to get the water flowing?

Asked by: ButchK
Using both hands, one covering the other one, push down as hard as you can on it. If this does not work, you do have a 3 year warranty on the filter so call 1-800-322-1266. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-10-30

Why dose my container filter Blow Bubbles from the outtake into my tank

Asked by: PhilPeoples
There are a lot of possible reasons. If it is new, it is purging air which takes a few days. If it is older, it may need new o rings. If you have an air stone or another filter near the intake tube, it is pulling air in because of that. Please call 1-800-322-1266 if you need more help. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-10-25

can I get replacement Lift Buckles for Magniflow C-530?

Asked by: Don Holt
No, we do not have those as a replacement part. If you are within the 3 year warranty for the filter, call 1-800-322-1266 for assistance. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-10-20

I have a bag with two small o-rings in it. There is no mention of them in the setup guide. Where do they attach?

Asked by: Samy
They are spare o rings for the underside of the valve block. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-11-27

I have c220, I can hear it running but not pumping water. What’s wrong with it? Pls help

Asked by: Dj love oscars
The impeller may be clogged, the valve block could be clogged, water level could be low in the tank, the tubing could be hanging below the motorhead - there are a lot of possible causes of this issue. Take the valve block off and clean out the ports, also take out the impeller, clean it, and up inside the area it sits in. Call us for more help if you cannot get it going - 1-800-322-1266. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-10-04
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