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 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

My C-160, about six months old, suddenly slowed to a tiny trickle. I can't figure it out; I pulled off everything, cleaned out the tubes, replaced the media, cleaned the impeller, it's all good, but the flow is closed to stopped. Any ideas?

Asked by: Sanjay
Use a q tip and some vinegar to clean out up inside the motorhead after pulling the impeller out again. I would also soak the impeller in vinegar in case you have some deposits plain water is not removing. And last, but not the least important, clean out the valve block as the ports can become clogged. Use a q tip for swabbing out all four ports. You can soak the valve block in a diluted vinegar solution for up to 15 minutes, if swabbing it out is not enough. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-10-24

Currently have a 25 gallon saltwater with a penguin 200. Have my eye on a 55 gallon tank that is available to me am considering the Magniflow 220 for this tank. 2 Questions will the Penguin work in the mean time? and the Magniflow whats in the box?

Asked by: Jeff123
That depends. With marine, you generally have live rock and a protein skimmer to help out as well. You can actually filter a marine tank with live rock and powerheads if you know what you are doing and stock properly, etc. So without knowing more about your set up, I don't know if the Penguin 200 will be enough to start you out, but if that is ALL you have, then no, it probably won't be. The Magniflow comes with foam blocks, carbon, ceramic rings, and bio balls. I would add additional media to the Penguin filter as it comes with the bio wheel and uses replacement cartridges as well. However, it has enough room to add something else so I would add additional media in the form of ceramic rings, bio balls or something similar, in a media container or even a nylon stocking. If you plan to have corals or anemones, I would not recommend using the carbon. I'd replace that with more biological media. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-10-20

I have a C 360 do you make replacement parts? All of a sudden ours will start leaking bad! Replacement o rings? Or what has been the common problem? Can you make a suggestion?

Asked by: Luann9
Yes, of course we do. Here is a link to the parts on our website: http://www.marineland.com/Products/aquarium-parts/Filtration-Products-and-Skimmers/C-Series-Canister-Parts.aspx. I would definitely recommend replacing the various o rings. The valve block has 4 on the underside, and you receive the two that typically need replacing when you buy the o ring gasket kit. Depending on the age of the unit, you may need a new valve block as well, or the o rings inside the prime button may have gone bad. Unfortunately, those are not available separately, but they would only be an issue if the unit was pretty old. The o ring around the motorhead, and the little ones on the valve block are the most likely cause. Also, make sure the valve block is not clogged; clean out all of the ports. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-10-18

Hi, I need a longer intake tube for my 160 filter. Is that possible?

Asked by: Keeks
Well, we have had an old Penguin 160 filter and those parts are no longer available. We also have a C Series 160 and a Magniflow 160. Those parts are available but we do not sell a separate extension for those filters, as the intake tube is already quite long, around 18" I believe. So no, unfortunately, not. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-10-18

Indeed a owers manual for marineland. C360

Asked by: Jornate
Assuming you are asking to have one, I will email it to you directly. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-10-11

i have 2 magnaflow 360s, one works perfect, and the other is always sucking in air with no water leaks. what can i do to stop the air sucking in?

Asked by: ssscs10
Make sure the tubing is correct. The cause of this issue is most often improper installation of the tubing onto the valve block. When installing it, the hose nuts should be screwed all the way down to the valve block, and the tubing should be pushed all the way over the barbed fittings and then down over the threads, and under the hose nuts, before you hand tighten the hose nuts. If not, then air gets pulled in easily. The second most likely cause is the c clamp on the intake tube is not tight enough on the tubing. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-10-11

I have a 220 canister magnaflow. At full power it seems to push water slow for a few mins then goes full power for a second or two then drops down. No pinch in the lines or leaks. The inlet travels about 3 ft the return about 4 1/2. all seals look ok. 

Asked by: Jeremy C
Remove the impeller to clean it, and clean out the motor region with a q tip and some vinegar. I would also swab out the nozzles on the valve block as it could be clogged. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-10-05

Have a canister C-220, and bought an aquarium of 150x40x50cm, I can use the C-220 in the aquarium it will be able to filter through the water?

Asked by: Santos
No, it would be a little bit small. You would need two of them to filter that size tank. It only filters up to about 200 liters, and you have around 300 liters. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-09-23

I am setting this up for the first time today and from what I can tell I have followed the directions, but when I am using the prime button to get the water flowing, it starts spilling out of the sides of the filter before ever going out of the "Out" tube

Asked by: Arleigh
You do not refer to your product by name, but I am assuming you mean the Magniflow filter since you mentioned the prime button. It sounds like you have not installed the motorhead o ring. This comes in a separate bag with a neon colored instruction card attached to it. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-09-21

I have a 55 gal tank how many hours a day should I run my 350 magnum

Asked by: TTTT1111
24/7 BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-10-04

what the power power consumption on the magniflow 360 filter? -watts

Asked by: brian258
35 watts BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-09-20

Does it come with hoses? what size are they (diameter and length)? Any other accessories with it?

Asked by: Opusmax
Please provide the filter model and size that you are inquiring about so we may answer your question. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-09-15

How often should I clean out the filter? 

Asked by: Teddy34
In general, filter media should most definitely be replaced monthly. Taking the entire system apart and cleaning it is usually recommended every other month to three months, depending on the filter model and your stocking level, type of water, etc. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-09-07

Did you stop making magnum 350 canister filter And if so why

Asked by: Jaymes
Yes, it was discontinued in early 2016. Because we like to innovate and change as we grow. The new Magnum Polishing Internal Filter came out in its place. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-09-06

Are these filters safe for outdoor use? Purely filtering salt water within a large storage container

Asked by: Aussiejem
As you did not mention what filter system you were referring to, I cannot be 100% sure, but most likely they are not rated for outdoor usage, no. Marineland does not make any filters for outdoor usage. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-09-06

Does Magniflow 360 function as a Protein Skimmer? Do I still need to use a sump on salt tank, it is not a reef tank?

Asked by: John Dixon
No, it is not a protein skimmer at all. It is a polishing filter, helping to clear cloudy water. You can use most any type of filter on a marine tank, it depends on the types of animals, number of animals, and personal preference, as well as your maintenance preferences. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-08-30

I owned a C-360 for a couple of years before it started leaking from the disconnect hub when disconnected. What exactly are all the differences between the C-Series and the Magniflow?

Asked by: Blackdrako3000
I believe you are referring to the valve block. You may have needed to replace some o rings on it. The valve block has been re-designed, the impeller is different, there are no tray gaskets, the motorhead o ring is different, the inlet and outlet tubes have a larger diameter, handles are built into the side of the motorhead instead of being on top of it, the inside of the bottom vessel is slightly different on the bottom of it so the trays rest differently. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-08-17

Could I buy a 360 model and set it up to two 40gallon tanks with a total of 80 gallons?

Asked by: Aqua guy
No, I don't know of any way that you could safely and effectively draw water from both tanks and return water to both tanks. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-08-16

How do you start the filtering system up after changing the filter? Mine is not starting up. Do I need to put water in the canister?

Asked by: cyndee
I believe after setup. Just push down on the prime button few times until you see that water is coming down the pipe. If the canister is already not filled with aquarium water previously, you will continue to pump with the red push button / prime button until you see water being returned from the outlet pipe. then you can turn on the canister filter and it should work.
Answered by: tassawarmd
Date published: 2016-08-16
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