Magniflow® Canister Filters

Magniflow 160
  • Magniflow 160
  • Magniflow 220
  • Magniflow 360
Product No. ML90750
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Canisters

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 purchased the penguin canister filter for a 29 gallon turtle tank.  the tank is on the floor.  Can i put the filter on the floor next to the tank?  Or does it have to go under the tank?

Asked by: turtle tank
That is not a Penguin filter, it is a Magniflow. Penguins are H.O.B. filters, not canisters. In order for a canister to work, the tank needs to be above it by at least 18". You will also have to have the water near the top of the tank to prime it but can then drain water back out after priming. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-10-04

I have a C-530 system and one of the handles (non-locking) is broken. The plastic pins snapped off when I lifted it up to open. I checked your website for parts and could not find it on your website. Filter still works fine but can I buy a replacement?

Asked by: SBerris
Handles are not available separately unfortunately. This one is not critical so it shouldn't be an issue, but if you are within the three year warranty, please call 1-800-322-1266 to arrange for a replacement filter. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-09-25

I got Marineland 220 filter for my red slider 55gal. I was told I can put the tubes anywhere in the tank. Is this true? I can't get it to work it hums but no water flow.

Asked by: Witchnfamous89
Ideally, they should be beside each other. However, you can place one at different ends of the tank. For the priming issue, make sure your water level is high enough. I used the 360 for my turtle, but I fill the tank up to the top, prime the filter, then drain water back out. Water must be at least half way to three quarters of the way up the intake tube to prime. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-09-22

I purchased a c 360 filter about 6 months ago and now when I disconnected the inlet and discharge tubes to clean it, it's not stopping the water flow. And it's leaking water all over the floor what's the problem

Asked by: Highwayworker6
First, you don't disconnect the tubes, you lock the valve block off, and remove it from the motorhead. That keeps the tubing from leaking. In any case, it sounds like you need a new o ring for the motorhead too. Every time you maintain the filter, it is advised to put a thin smear of silicone lubricant on this o ring to prevent it from drying out and shrinking. It may look fine to the naked eye, but could have shrunk. Maintenance should be every month to two months. It may have dry rotted too, as we have not manufactured the C Series in about two years, so if you have had it only 6 months, it sat on a shelf somewhere for a bit. Since you have not had the filter very long, we would be happy to help you out. Please call 1-800-322-1266. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-09-20

Why is my filter blowing out air all connections seem solid

Asked by: Jmttt
If it is new, this is normal as it purges air from the system for the first few days. If it is not new, you may need a new o ring for the motorhead or o rings for the valve block. Also, the c clamp may not be tight enough on the intake tube or the vinyl tubing may not be far enough down on the valve block. Please call us if you need additional assistance. 1-800-322-1266. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-09-19

I know people can use the internal Marineland filter with diatomaceous earth. 1. Could your canister filter be used in the same way? 2. To how many microns does your polishing filter go down to? ,1 or .5 etc.

Asked by: klps
Yes, you can add diatomaceous earth to the system by pouring it into a container, and setting the intake and outlet tubes in the container. The polishing pads are made from a material that does not have a micron rating corresponding to ppi. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-09-13

I just bought a c530. Does it need to be full of water before starting or is it self prime?

Asked by: Craigger1168
It can be started either way, but is infinitely easier to prime when filled with water. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-09-12

I have had the Magnum 350 for years and was considering replacing with the 360. My question is with aeration. I currently have a 2 section tank with bio wheels at the top of each. Do you recommend an air pump in addition? I have not used on in the past bu

Asked by: mwfink
Not really, as the Magniflow outlet has a pretty powerful flow and breaks the surface of the water really well. It would depend on type and quantity of fish. If you are heavily stocked or don't do water changes as required by the hobby, we would recommend an air pump or power head. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-09-12

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, Amazon.com, 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
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