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

Magniflow® Canister Filters is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 53.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING FILTER! I bought this filter because I had heard great things about it. Upgraded from a Marineland Bio-Wheel filter and since I upgraded to the Canister 360; my water became crystal clear within a matter of days. I have real driftwood so keep a crystal clear water can be challenging, but not for this filter! I would definitely recommend it... great buy, worth every single penny!
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Magniflow 360 I just got this yesterday for a replacement from the marineland c series 530 canister! Boy what a difference! The set up was so easy and its so quiet! I had the worst luck with the 530 which was horrible! The lid was so hard to remove! You had to pry it with butter knifes or screwdrivers! It would take me up to 2 + hours to do maintenance on it with removing the lid. It would leak, the impeller shaft broke when I removed it and then the Primer button stopped. I had to suck the water through the valve to make it work! I was at my final straw at only 3 months of run time. Well I called marineland for possible replacement parts so that I could patch it up but they told me that they would just send me a new one! Of course I refused to get the same one so i decided to down grade. I know I was losing like 30 or 40 bucks but for me not dealing with the headache its an up grade! Even better I got it in a matter of days! THANKS MARINELAND! THANKS TO THE CUSTOMER SERVICE REP SARA AS WELL!
Date published: 2017-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ML makes great filters For years I have been using ML Magniflow filters from back in the 1980's with the 300 style cartridge filter to the 360 canisters which I use today. I have a Clear for Life 55g show with 2 of these bad boys on it. Also an internal cartridge filter.Water is crystal clear all the time. I alternate canister cleaning every 3 months. Load them down with as much carbon and purigen and matrix they will hold plus new bottom filter and micro pads at the top. Also I cant forget the ceramic rings I never change them leave those as thy are. Great filters. I have a drip system with a drain on this tank the replaces ~ 260g/month so these are not as dirty as I have had in the past. I could get away with rotating cleaning every six months if I wanted. They do a wonderful job.
Date published: 2017-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MagniFlow has got it Goin' On! I found the Magniflow 220 very straightforward to set up and a very well put together canister filter. I had the filtration stages assembled and the canister primed in very little time. It is a quiet filter, so much so that the airstone in the tank makes for noise than the canister running! My 36 gallon bow front tank is smiling now!
Date published: 2017-02-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terribel seal and so lots of micro bubbles I have had this filter for three months now. It works well except for all of the micro bubbles it puts out. I did everything they suggested and even bought a new gasket kit and it still won't seal properly. They said they can send out a new canister but I will have to pay for the old one to be returned. Spend your $250 on something else.
Date published: 2017-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great filter!1 I've been using this filter for 2 months now and already I can see a difference my Marineland Magniflow canister filter has changed my fish keeping life!1
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 200 GPH I've run just one C360 for about 2 yrs. I finally got around to installing a second C360 in my 150gallon tank. Water is extremely clear and polished.
Date published: 2017-01-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So far, it has beern great I've had mine for about a month on a 40gal Breeder freshwater tank.PROS: Setup guide easy to follow, quiet when in use, changing the filter media and cleaning the impeller is easier than another manufacturer that I have used in the past, easy to prime (except on the first depression), I like that the outlet elbow itself swivels and the diffuser vs a tube outlet.CONS: I would like to see a quick-disconnect on the power cord, so that I don't have to unwrap and re-wrap the power cord every time I clean/change the canister. When priming the pump, you really need to to push down hard of the first depression, after that the other are easy.
Date published: 2017-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MAGNUM 350 CANISTER FILTER I have one that I have had in use for over 30yrs, best filter ever made. Unfortunately, the company no longer make this filter!!! The only way you can get one is if you are lucky enough to find one for sale second hand. I have an extensive family and we are all into tanks, we do custom tanks and are always looking for the Magnum 350's whenever possible. I wish the company would put this product back into production. the new models just don't match up. IF IT'S NOT BROKE DON'T FIX IT
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from C 360 Buenas noches quiero saber cual es el consumó energético del c360
Date published: 2016-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Aqauria Again!! I've been an aquarium enthusiast for decades, but never have I had such a great setup and the credit goes to the Marineland Canister filter. My 49 gallon planted bowfront has stayed clean for five years with the filter running silently to the extent that I forget all about it for months at a time. When I have cleaned it I referred to tutorial videos on YouTube to remind me of the few steps. I have replaced the inlet and outflow tubes with glass ones to help them be less noticeable and added an in line heater for the same reason. Perfect!
Date published: 2016-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Magnum 350 I bought mine October 27, 2016 and absolutely love it. My aquarium looks great! Best item I have purchased for my aquarium.
Date published: 2016-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy setup! Just bought the 220 model for a 55 gallon freshwater. Very quiet and love the louvered output nozzle. Fish are playing all around it.
Date published: 2016-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The filter to have ! Passed the two year mark, no noise, no leaks, like new.
Date published: 2016-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great canister filter I've been using this filter for 6 months now and I love it!!!It's super quite and very easy to clean. it's not a retooled version of the "C series"
Date published: 2016-08-14
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Do I have the C-220 or C-360? We have two of these canister filters and need a new intake and outtake. I can't remember which canisters we have and there is not a lot of information on the canister itself. How can tell which ones we own? Thank you.

Asked by: AmberIowa
Well, first, the C Series has a valve block that is black and gray. The Magniflows are red, black, and gray. That is an important distinction. Depending on the answer, each filter has a sticker on it with different types of information. Look for a code such as T2 or T3, and call 1-800-322-1266. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-05-09

I just purchased a magnaflow 360 yesterday. Its spewingg out alot of air and i can actually see the water going into the intake tube at the back of my tank. I have had a canister filter for about 3 years and never have been able to see the water going in

Asked by: Jdigz
Sounds like your tubing is probably too long or your water level is too low. Tubing should be trimmed down to only a 2" slack so it makes a relatively straight line from the top of the motorhead to the top of the tank. The water level should be to the top of the tank. Please call 1-800-322-1266 if you find you need more help. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-05-09

How do you clean the inside of a Marineland C360 cannister filter cover? I have cleaned everything else, hoses, impeller, filters, etc. I have gunk coming out of my outlet.

Asked by: kentxan
You can use a q tip or swab. Be sure to clean out the four ports of the valve block. After using the swab, soak the valve block in a distilled vinegar solution for about 10 minutes, then run water through it thoroughly. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-05-09

I purchased a 160 filter about 4 months ago. It stopped pumping. The motor spins the impeller but there is a rattling sound and no flow. I checked the impeller and the magnetic area is very rough. All the ports are clean. Any thoughts?

Asked by: craiglrpc
Take a swab and white vinegar and clean up inside the motorhead, in the little area the impeller resides in. You may have hard water issues or some type of build up. Also, if you have sand, it may have worn grooves. Please call us if you need additional help, 1-800-322-1266. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-03-20

Is the magniflow canister meant to run 24 hours a day

Asked by: Tracey4
Thank you for your question, Tracey4! Yes, it should be running 24/7. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-03-20

what is the height and width on the c-360 canister filter?

Asked by: mrbaseball
The dimensions for this filter are 10.75"X13.38"X17.25"h. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-03-16

The valve block has in and out connections. When setting up the canister I assume the outtake tube connects to the out connection on the valve block and the intake tube connects to the in connection on the valve block. Is that correct? 

Asked by: Duck1027
Yes, that is correct indeed. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-03-05

What is the best way to hook up a 360 MF with the tubes in a corner flow 60 gallin

Asked by: Shelleyfish
It is an easy transition to vinyl tubing from PVC using a barbed hose fitting available at any plumbing supply place or Home Depot or Lowes. They make Them in all sizes so easy to find. I would suggest metal hose clamps as well, to be safe. You will need to remove the entire drain pipe assembly from the cornerflo unit and just leave the open bulkhead at the bottom for the drain. The cornerflo compartment will in essence act as a sump, and the water level there will fluctuate with evaporation, etc. I would maintain at least 10 inches or so of water in there. The return can be plumbed using barbed hose connections and all the return plumbing we provide with the overflow. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-03-05

Why is my my water is cloudy and I still have air bubbles I can't get that to go away

Asked by: Green2400
The cloudy water can be due to any number of possible issues such as new tank syndrome, overstocking, overfeeding, heterotrophic bacteria, etc. The air bubbles take a couple of days to purge, and if they don't go away, then make sure you pushed the tubing all the way onto the intake tube up to the top ridge. The C clamp should be clamped tightly at the base of that ridge. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-02-23

Greetings, I have a problem and I would like you to help me. I have a Magniflow 360 canister filter that was working very well but at the moment I stop cleaning, it does not throw water, it does not suck water, it does not do anything.

Asked by: artv
Remove the impeller from the motorhead, and clean it well with white vinegar and hot water. With a q tip or swab and vinegar be sure to clean all the way up inside the little reservoir that holds the impeller. Also, take a q tip to clean out the various ports on the valve block, fill the tank to the top as well as the filter system. Call 1-800-322-1266 if you need more help. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-02-21

I have the marineland c360 and it’s leaking from the bottom. Is there any way of just getting the outside plastic body? I’d hate to have spent all this money on something I can’t use. 

Asked by: Moriah
Unfortunately, the bottom vessel is not available separately. It does have a 3 year warranty so if it is within that period of time, simply call 1-800-322-1266 for additional help. You will need the lot code from the filter. This is on a silver label under the lid, and looks like 01A30. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-03-31

I want to disassemble ML530 primer mechanism. (its from 2006, id sticker 30H30). Maybe your engineering dep't has blueprints. 800# no help except to "push down real hard" or buy a new motorhead or filter. Thank you , Bill Thomas AquariumsW, Oly WA

Asked by: AquariumsW
Sorry Bill, but we cannot advise you to take apart the primer for safety, legal and warranty reasons. We do not provide blueprints either as that is considered proprietary. Place one hand over your other hand, on top of the button, and push down with both of them. If this does not work, then yes you would need a new filter. This one has a 3 year warranty. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-02-08

I own two canisters. I recently put my second in action. For 48 hours I am having an issue with mirco bubbles and cannot figure where the aeration is occurring. Any recommendations. Thank You

Asked by: Lightning
Your filter has to purge air out of it on initial setup so it is not unusual to have microbubbles for the first 2-3 days. However, if it doesn't go away, make sure your intake vinyl tubing is pushed all the way onto the intake tube. It should line up right below the highest "ridge" on the intake tube, and your clamp should be in position right at that spot. Please call 1-800-322-1266 if you need more help. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-02-08

I have the 360, what are the 2 small O rings for? 

Asked by: Akitakoi
Those are spare ones for the two ports on the underside of the valve block. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-02-06

why won't the cover close? I cant get the last clamp shut.

Asked by: davidl
Most likely you either do not have the trays lined up correctly with the arrows, or the media in one or more of them is up too high, interfering with leveling the trays out. When installing the trays, you should line the arrow on the tray up with the arrow on the canister body, then with both hands, slide the tray back and forth until you feel it "click" into place. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-02-07

where can I get replacement hoses for the C-Series 220 canister filter. Mine have gottern hard and want to keep comming of the power head.

Asked by: Loghouse
You can either buy tubing by the foot (you need 5/8" id) through a fish store or DIY hardware store (plumbing section) or the exact same tubing right on our website. Each quantity of 1 equates to one six foot length of tubing. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-02-06

What happens if the prime button gets stuck

Asked by: Marklong002
Place both hands over the button, one crossing the other hand, and push down hard with both, simultaneously. You may need to do this two or three times, but it should pop back up and release the pressure holding it. If not, call 1-800-322-1266. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-02-05

What size bags carbon bags do I need for the 220? I need to replace them and was going to buy refillable bags and loose carbon/diamond mix, but I don't know what size the bags are and if I should get coarse mesh or fine mesh.

Asked by: AnnetteMG
You need 200 gm of the carbon, and the bags you use should be fine mesh. Size is up to you. Doesn't matter as long as they fit easily in the tray. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-02-01


Asked by: JOE1888
Sorry to hear this, JOE1888! This is usually a motorhead o ring issue. If the filter is two years old, it is due a new o ring as they are typically replaced between 1 and 2 years. Also, whenever you maintain the filter, be sure to rub a thin smear of silicone lubricant on all o rings. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-01-31

I have two C220s and one C360 and was wondering what is the power consumption for these units?

Asked by: MattF
The C220 is 20 watts, 120 volts, .16 a and the C360 is 35 watts, 120 v, .29 a. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-01-23

How can I tell what model mine is? It was given to me not brand new and I need to replace the filter pads etc but do not know what model to buy for 

Asked by: Kaden111
There is a tag on the motorhead that will have a number like T3 for the 360 model, T2 for the 220, T1 for the 160 model. If you need more help, please call 1-800-322-1266. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-01-22

What is normal maintenance, do I need extra filters, carbon, or what, thinking of 220 or 360 model for 32 gal tank. Fresh water, gold fish, one small KOI

Asked by: John 46
Normal maintenance is to replace carbon monthly and rinse out the polishing cloth. Considering the types of fish you are keeping, you may need to replace the polishing cloth instead, as they produce a lot of waste. If they are small, you might get buy with every 6-8 weeks initially. Bio balls, ceramic rings, and foam should just be rinsed, not replaced. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-01-15

How do u depressurization the system to open it and clean it? I turned it off let it sit for 5 minutes and still water shoots out help 

Asked by: Chris is confused
Oh no, sorry to hear that! You lift the top lever of the valve block, then the bottom one. Turn the bottom one 180 degrees and make sure you lock it in place before removing the valve block from the canister. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-01-11

I believe I have the 360 with a 55 gal turtle tank. I'm looking at buying a 120 gallon tank to replace it. Should I buy the C530 in order to handle the extra gallons or can the 360 handle the extra water if I clean my canister and tank more frequently?

Asked by: emma12345
You definitely need either two 360s or one 530. I like two filters because they are smaller, not as heavy, and you always have one going while you maintain the other one, or in case one breaks at some point. The 530 weighs 27 lbs empty and around 75 lbs filled! BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-01-11

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
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