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 7.
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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Is the mount for the 550 powerhead available to purchase?

Asked by: rafalchuk001
Yes, of course, you can purchase it here: http://www.marineland.com/Products/aquarium-parts/Power-Heads-and-Pumps/Penguin-Power-Head-Parts.aspx 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. http://www.marineland.com/Products/aquarium-parts/Power-Heads-and-Pumps/Penguin-Power-Head-Parts/Flow-Diffuser-for-All-Power-Heads.aspx BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-08-21

Would a 660 be to powerful for a 30-gallon tank?

Asked by: SoniaW
That will depend on the type of fish, and whether you mean a 29 gallon or a true 30 gallon which is 36 inches long but only 16" high. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-08-07

I bought 2 power head penguin 660 in 1999 when a lived in Houston, Texas. I never used them.I need to know what is the consumptium in wats of this power head. Where I can find the specifications? .

Asked by: neymartin
That would be directly molded or pressed into the powerhead itself, most likely on the side of it. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-07-31

what is the best size power head for a 6 foot long 100 gallon tank

Asked by: greg57676
That depends on what you want from it, but we would recommend at least two of the Penguin 1140 Powerheads. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-07-12

I have cleaned my power head inside and out but it’s difficult to get the areation out.  No problem with the other one. I cleaned propeller and housing , air tube  , but I have to power on and lift unit towards top of tank to get the areation going again.

Asked by: Ronbar
Make sure the unit is no more than 2" below the surface of the water. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-07-02

I have a 40 gallon tank with under gravel filter and two power heads. The power heads have started expelling shots of air rather than a constant flow with a swish sound.   I Have also noticed more debris than usual on the bottom and floating in aquarium. 

Asked by: alecia123
Well, first, we recommend you take the powerheads apart and thoroughly clean them. Remove the impeller in particular, and clean it, and inside the motor. Also clean out the venturi and the tubing. Last, how long has the undergravel been installed? They lost their popularity by 2000 or so because you have to take the tank down once a year to remove the UGF and clean out the bottom of the tank. If you haven't done this in the past year, it is way overdue, and may be the issue. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-04-24

I have a Marineland ML90609 tank. The pump is failing. What is the model/manufacturer for that pump, please?

Asked by: JBart
Pumps either totally die or they don't die at all. There is no "failing" where they seem to be getting weaker. If the flow is reduced or they are turning on and off, they typically need maintenance. Pull the front cover off, take out the impeller and clean it, as well as inside the pump extremely well with white vinegar and hot water. If the pump does totally die, call 1-800-322-1266. We do not sell it separately at this time, but will replace it under warranty. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-03-27
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PH0550 - Model 550 - 145 GPH
PH0660 - Model 660 - 170 GPH
PH1140 - Model 1140 - 300 GPH