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 have the 45 to 55g canister filter. Where does the small rubber gasket go and is it important? Right now my water is cloudy. I believe it is from the white gravel I bought, washed, and put in. I thought the filter would remove this fine sediment but not

Asked by: Rsk1
The small o rings are spare ones for the underside of the valve block. Use them when those wear out. The fine sediment may be pulled out by the polishing cloth, depending on just how fine it is, and if that is what the cloudiness is caused by. The cloudiness may also be microscopic animals, heterotrophic bacteria or beneficial bacteria blooming. These things will not be pulled out by the the filter, but adding Marineland Bio Spira Freshwater Bacteria will clear these things up within a day or two. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-01-18

Re: intake tube in the tank . . . How deep into the tank . . . Or how long is the intake tube and do you provide any extensions?

Asked by: LinA
Thank you for your interest in this Marineland product! The intake tube extends to between halfway and three quarters of the way down into the tank, depending on the height of the tank. We do not offer any extension tubes as the intake tube is already quite long, 16-18", depending on the model. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-01-16

Wow, it worked! Took quite a bit of force, but it's not stuck anymore. Thank you so much! 

Asked by: Rose23
Hi Rose23, glad to hear it worked! There was probably some pressure built up in it from where the motorhead had been placed on the bottom vessel during production. Hopefully, you won't have any more trouble, but if you do, just give us a call at 1-800-322-1266. Happy fish-keeping! BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-01-12

How long does it take to prime?

Asked by: coop333
That depends on a number of factors, several of which relate to how you set it up. If set up correctly, it should fully prime within 2-3 minutes. Make sure you fill it with water, and do not have more slack on the tubing than 2". If the tubing drapes below the motorhead, you need to cut some off or will have a hard time priming. It also must be at least 18-20 inches below the tank. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-01-11

I purchased a Magniflow C-360 a few months ago and I am currently setting it up for my new tank and my priming button won't is stuck and can't be pressed. Not sure what to do. 

Asked by: Rose23
Sorry to hear this Rose23! Try placing the palm of one hand over the button, then take the heel of your other hand, and press it into the back of the first hand, push down hard with both hands. Sometimes leveraging your weight this way will "unstick" a button. If not, please contact us directly via 1-800-322-1266 so we may replace the filter for you. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-01-11

we have an older 350 canister model, placed outside the tank, which needs to be replaced.  Can the 360 model be placed outside the tank also?

Asked by: Deborah4621
Yes, the Magniflow 360 is an outside canister filter. It is our latest upgrade to our canister line. It sits under the tank and has two tubes that go up the back and into the tank at the top, similar to the Magnum, but instead of disconnect valves, it has a locking valve block. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-01-09

The bottom of my canister started leaking, its only 1.5 years old. Would this be covered under your warranty? I don't see any canisters list in your parts section. I have a 360C. I have a large tank, and really need to get this replaced asap.

Asked by: C leaky
We apologize this has happened. Yes, depending on the cause of the leak, it would be covered under warranty. You may either call us directly at 1-800-322-1266 for assistance or email I will reach out to you directly. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-01-09

I purchased the C220 2 years ago & when cleaning out the canister this time water was leaking by the latches. Is this covered under warranty? Also when removing the top portion (the one with the hoses & the lock key) it still has water slowly flowing..

Asked by: alioop2000
It sounds like you are overdue for replacing your o rings. Your valve block may also be worn out. Yes, these would be covered under warranty. We will reach out to you directly, but you may also call 1-800-322-1266 for assistance. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-01-09

for a freshwater aquarium how often should i change my filter media for my magniflow 360?

Asked by: mb1973
Thank you for supporting Marineland products! Typically, you should replace carbon once a month, the polishing cloth whenever it clogs, and you never replace the rest of the media, unless you lose it or it becomes damaged, etc. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-01-06

The manual is not showing up on the website??? The link I am at is

Asked by: leakingfilter
You are correct; thank you for bringing this to our attention! I will have the issue fixed just as soon as possible. In the meantime, I will email them to you directly. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-01-03

Our filter is leaking, and this is the first time we opened to clean it up since we bought it less than a month ago. How can we fix this problem? Also, the water is still cloudy?

Asked by: Eliza
That depends on where the leak is coming from; make sure you installed your o ring onto the motorhead properly. Also, check the valve block to make sure it is firmly installed, and none of the nozzles or ports, on either the top or the bottom of the valve block are clogged. Most likely your o ring is pinched or not installed correctly. In regards to cloudy water, this can be due to any number of reasons. If this is a new tank, it may still be cycling. If it is an older, established tank, it may be due to the change in filter systems. A new system takes approximately one month to build up a biological filter. During this time you may have varying degrees of cloudy water. Test the water quality for ammonia, nitrite, and nitrates or add some Marineland Bio Spira to help establish the biological filter and clear the water. Even established tanks can utilize Bio Spira from time to time, such as after a large water change, medicating the tank or changing the filter system to a new one. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-12-26

what order do they go in?

Asked by: Fishyyy
We appreciate your contacting us. What product are you using, and are you referring to the media? BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-12-22

Hello, Are flow rates adjustable with these Magniflow filters? If the unit itself doesn't have a control method, it is okay to install a valve on the return line to the tank to control flow? Thank you!

Asked by: Yaga1973
Thank you for your interest in this product! To some degree, yes, you can control flow rate with the outlet diffuser. It will not alter it much, however. You can also adjust the direction. It is okay to use a valve, but do not restrict the flow by more than approximately 20%. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-01-10

how much is this unit for a l00 gal tank?

Asked by: NAOMI
If you are referring to the Magniflow 360 canister filter, those are not sold directly by us. You would need to pick one up via a local fish store or online vendor. Cost runs around $125-$175. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-12-19

I am getting bursts of bubbles from my newly set up c530 cannister.  What should i do to fix this?

Asked by: Markd2323
Thank you for your inquiry about this product! It is purging air. This can take a few days to accomplish. If it is continuing to shoot bubbles after 2-3 days, then check to make sure the o ring on your motorhead is not pinched. Also, make sure the tubing completely covers the barbs on the valve block and meets the threads. Check the c clamp on the inlet to make sure it is fully hand tightened. If you have an air stone or bubble wand near the intake tube, move it away from the tube. In the event you are unable to resolve this issue, please contact us directly via 1-800-322-1266. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-12-12

I have the Marineland 360 filter for a 65 gallon tank. The water is crystal clear, but the water flow has slowed down considerable since we first installed the filter 2 months ago. Not moving much water at all. What do you suggest?

Asked by: dnoflow
Thank you for your inquiry! Your filter is overdue for maintenance, and should be unplugged, taken apart, and cleaned. Replace the carbon, rinse the foam, bio balls, and ceramic rings. Take the impeller out of the motorhead, and clean it as well. Using a q tip, swab out the inside of the motorhead. Make sure you clean as far up inside as you can reach. If you tend to have water, use white vinegar to clean the impeller and inside the motor head. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-12-05

I filled the canister and still can not get the prime button to pull water down in. What else shall I try?

Asked by: Donna Petlady
We appreciate your contacting us! Here are some things to check: - your tubing should have a slack in it of no more than 2". Cut off any excess tubing because if the tubing loops below the motorhead, you will have a very, very hard time trying to prime the filter - make sure the tubing is pushed all the way over the barbs and the threads on the valve block so it won't pull in air - water level in the tank must be at the top of the tank - do not plug the filter in until water is moving through the intake tube and down to the filter, then IMMEDIATELY plug it in - give it a couple of minutes to actually start functioning on its own, you may not be waiting long enough - remove the impeller and reseat it And last, but not least, when you push the prime button, push it SLOWLY, all the way down, then SLOWLY let it back up all the way, and keep repeating, with the emphasis on SLOWLY. Most people pump it too quickly. By going slowly, you will start to feel the button tighten. If you begin to feel it tightening and getting harder to push, that means you are priming correctly and pressure is building so the filter will soon be moving water. When you push rapidly, you don't get this tightening, and the filter will not prime. If you are not able to get it up and running, please call us directly at 1-800-322-1266 so we may troubleshoot it for you. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-12-02

good day, may i know the power wattage consumption of the marineland magniflow canister 160? Thank you

Asked by: paulsteve
Thank you for your question! It is 20 watts, 120 volts, .16 amps BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-12-02

I've been using a 360 filter in combination with a bio system in a 75 gal fresh water tank with good results. I am now changing to a 125 gal fresh water setup. What filter or combinations of filters do you recommend as the 360 is only rated at 99 gal ?

Asked by: Bobby Doo
Thank you for your interest in this Marineland product! We would recommend using two of the Magniflow 360 filters, one at each end of the tank, for maximum filtration benefits. I'm not sure what you are referring to in regards to the bio system, but if this is something that can also be incorporated, this would be good. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-12-01

Are there any extenders for the In-take and outflow plastic pipes for the Magniflow 220? I am trying to use this canister for a turtle tank and so the water is much lower than the plastic tubes provided will go.

Asked by: tbidegary
Thanks for asking this question! No, there are no extenders for this filter. That being said, turtles are often kept in water that is actually more shallow than what they would prefer. Minimum depth recommended by turtle experts is 12" for most species. I use the Magniflow 360 on a 90 gallon turtle tank, and my water is within 4" of the top. I have screen covers to keep the turtle from climbing out. I did take the diffuser off of the outlet and added tubing purchased at a DIY hardware store to cut down on the water splashing noise. The diameter you would need is 5/8" for your model. If you try this with the intake tube, you will need to seal it with silicone. You do not need to do so on the outlet, just use a hose clamp. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-01-27

My 220 didn't come with any instructions but .when I plug it in the water pours out the top between the canister and the head what am I missing 

Asked by: Chris0167
I had the exact same thing happen because there were no instructions about the o-ring anywhere and I flooded my kitchen about 2 times before I boxed the filter back up ready to return it. This saved me a lot of trouble!!! After installing the oring the filter works great!
Answered by: Carilynn
Date published: 2016-11-26

How can I find part numbers for Magniflow 360?

Asked by: AudleyR
Thank you for your inquiry. They are in the instruction manual, but you can also type Magniflow 360 into our search bar, and it will pull them up. Here is a link: 360 parts BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-11-21

Does marine land have a 200 gallon canister filter

Asked by: Ramonjm
Thank you for your interest in Marineland products! Unfortunately, no, we do not. Our largest one is the C530 which is rated for up to 150 gallons. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-01-27

I currently have a 50 or 55 gallon glass aquarium I was wondering what canister filters will work for my take?

Asked by: Star43able
I would recommend the Magniflow 220 or the Magniflow 360, depending on the number and types of fish you own. The Magnum Internal Polishing Filter is a good canister as well, and can be used either as a daily one or a polishing one. However, you may want two of them if you have a large quantity of fish or very large fish in the tank, and wish to use it 24/7. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-11-10

What is your recommendation for a salt water aquarium filter for a 40 gal. tank. What are the dimensions?

Asked by: John1000
Well, that depends on what you want to do with your saltwater aquarium, and whether the tank has an overflow or not. In most cases, people use a sump filter and a utility pump. Going on the assumption your tank does not have an overflow, I would recommend the Magniflow 220 or 360 canister filter. The 220 dimensions are: 8.88"X11.75"X14.75"h and the 360 are: 10.75"X13.38"X17.25"h. Both make great filters with trays that allow flexibility in choosing media. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-11-10

I have used magnum 350 in the past on a 125gallon. Now I have a 210 gallon. What should I use?

Asked by: Rrrp
Thank you for your question! I would recommend either two of the PCML 530s, each one rated for up to 150 gallons or 3 of the Magniflow 360s. The 530 is an older model and is very heavy when filled. However, it is a workhorse! The Magniflow 360 does an awesome job as well, but would be easier to manage, overall. They are very similar, but the Magniflow has a different motorhead and valve block. Inside, it does not contain tray gaskets, whereas the 530 does contain them. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-11-07

2 questions, is there a control on the flow output? Do any of the filters have a UV attachment?

Asked by: bluehen
The outlet diffuser allows you to adjust the flow somewhat, but not a lot. And no, there is no UV attachment, per se, but you can certainly attach a UV to it. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-10-31

What is the difference between the magniflow 160 and the C-160?  Has the C-160 been discontinued?

Asked by: Opusmax
The C160 is indeed discontinued. The Magniflow has a totally new motorhead, new o ring, no tray gaskets, new valve block. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-10-31

What is the diameter of the tubing on the magniflow 160?

Asked by: Opusmax
The i.d. is 5/8". BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-10-29

What are the canisters measurements? I need to know if I can get it into the doors of my existing cabinet.

Asked by: KRogers
8.88"X11.75"X14.75"h BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-10-25
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ML90749 - Magniflow® 160 - up to 30 gal tank - 160 GPH
ML90750 - Magniflow® 220 - 30 to 55 gal tank - 220 GPH
ML90751 - Magniflow® 360 - 55 to 100 gal tank - 360 GPH
PCML530 - C-Series 530 - 100 to 155 gal tank - 530 GPH