Penguin® Power Head

Penguin saltwater aquarium powerheads deliver superior and consistent flow.
  • Penguin saltwater aquarium powerheads deliver superior and consistent flow.
  • Penguin Aquarium Power Head 550
  • Penguin Aquarium Power Head 660
  • Penguin Aquarium Power Head 1140
Product No. PH0550
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Quiet freshwater and saltwater powerheads ideal for creating less noise in your tank.

Penguin® Power Heads deliver constant flow with fully adjustable aeration and increased surface agitation...and they remain silent at all times. The custom air valve regulates air flow, the air filter eliminates noise and dust, and the intake strainer keeps debris from fouling the impeller... that's efficiency!
Penguin® Power Head is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best powerhead ever I have an aquarium maintenance business with over 170 accounts and I've been using the 550, 660 and 1140 powerheads for 22 years. I know I have some for 20 years that are still working and never have I opened a box and one did not work. Their really compact and fit into the lift tubes great for the undergravel filters. And their short enough you don't have the entire top off to clean them
Date published: 2018-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 660 Penguin Power Head I have used Penguin 660 Power heads for years. Great quality and last for years for me. So much power.
Date published: 2018-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My 4 old Penguin 550 Power Heads I purchased these from a pet store that was closing up shop in Ormond Beach FL back in 1994, they are the old style with the rounded power cord. These have never let me or my 2 tanks of Discus Fish down not once or have ever failed, and after many years of use - I have to personally thank Marineland products for making such a great product. Which reminds me, I have to place an order for replacement impellers - LOL
Date published: 2018-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best powerhead on the market, hands down I have used the penguin powerhead for about 25 years, tried others just out of curiosity and was very disappointed, literally wasted my money, so it will always be the penguins.
Date published: 2017-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best pump I've found This is the second one I've owned and they great. I have been doing tropical fish for 50 years so I've seen lot pumps.
Date published: 2017-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 20 years and counting Bought 2 of the Powerheads for a 29 gallon freshwater, one for use and one for backup. Still using same powerhead in my 55 gallon now. 2nd one still new in the box. Only replaced impeller once in over 20 years.
Date published: 2016-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 15 years strong My dad purchased 3 Penguin 550's 15 years ago for his 75 gallon oscar tank. This aquarium is now sitting at my house with the same powerheads in it. Best value and quality I've ever seen.
Date published: 2016-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerhead as a filter I bought the power head to use with my canister filter - but am keeping German Blue Rams which do not want a high water current. So I used just the power head and put a $1 car wash sponge (new in package) onto the intake and it is the best aerator and filter I have in my100 gallon tank as the power heads are cost efficient in general.
Date published: 2011-07-13
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Can you adjust the water flow with a Penguin 150

Asked by: Red13
If you are referring to the Penguin 150 power filter, then no, it does not have a flow control. Closing the mid-level strainer will slow it somewhat, but it changes the direction more than it slows it. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-12-06

If you loose power will water come up and out the aerator the way it will come back up an airline from air stones to your pump?

Asked by: ttimboy
No, it simply stops moving through the system. It will start up again once power is restored. It can never get to the internal motor. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-11-29

Can the flow rate be adjusted on the Penguin 1140 submersible power head? If so, How? How do I reverse the flow on this unit?

Asked by: DOMSMOM
No, it is not reversible nor adjustable. This powerhead does not have a flow control on it. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-11-26

We have MarineLand ML90609 Portrait Aquarium Kit, 5-Gallon w/ Hidden Filter : What replacement pump should I order?

Asked by: Woodlandfairy
We don't sell a replacement pump specifically for this tank but the Tetra SP 75 would work reasonably well. Make sure you remove the front cover and take out the impeller to clean it, as well as inside the pump, if you have not already done so. It does come with a one year warranty. Simply email BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-10-22

I want to buy your PH0550 Penguin 1140 power head. What filters do I need to buy with it for replacements? It appears as if you may sell them by color or I may just be totally confused.

Asked by: DOMSMOM
I'm a bit confused myself. This is a powerhead, and it does not require filters. You can attach it to a sponge filter or an undergravel filter though. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-09-21

I am looking to purchase a 1140.  What is the power requirement for it?

Asked by: sg18
It requires 120 v. If that is not what you were inquiring about, please call our Care Team at 1-800-322-1266. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-09-18

Is the mount for the 550 powerhead available to purchase?

Asked by: rafalchuk001
Yes, of course, you can purchase it here: BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-08-28

Any chance of ordering a replacement deflector for the 550?

Asked by: Rafalchuk
Yes, of course. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-08-21
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PH0550 - Model 550 - 145 GPH
PH0660 - Model 660 - 170 GPH
PH1140 - Model 1140 - 300 GPH