Penguin Aquarium Power Heads

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 660R
  • Penguin Aquarium Power Head 1140

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 Aquarium Power Heads is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
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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Do u have penguinbiowheels

Asked by: Lissa
Yes, they would be under the parts tab on the Penguin Power Filter product page. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-09-21

It keeps stoping how do I fix it

Asked by: Tailsian
Make sure you do not have anything interfering with the impeller by removing the powerhead, opening it, and pulling out the impeller for inspection. Clean out any sand, debris, sludge, algae, hard water deposits, etc. Use hot water and vinegar to clean the impeller, and swab out the inside of the powerhead. This should prevent any more issues, but if you have sand as your substrate, make sure the powerhead is at the top of the tank or put some floss inside the little strainer to keep sand out.BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-09-09

I need to replace the filter assembly in my Marineland Silhouette Glass Aquarium Kit 3 gallons

Asked by: janjuaryshan
Typically, this should last a few years. If it has stopped operating, be sure to remove the bottom cover, in order to pull out the impeller and clean it. ML90624 is the item number for the pump/filter assembly. You may need to special order it through your local fish store, if cleaning does not resolve the issue. If you are under warranty, please call 1-800-322-1266.BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-09-08

I want to use an underground filter in a 120 gallon XH with African Cichlids. What size power heads should I purchase and how many?

Asked by: Marlowe
I'm not sure I would recommend a UGF for a number of reasons, but if you do decide to go that route, I would use at least 3 or 4, and probably the Penguin 660.BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-06-10

Got a penguin 550 powerhead. Comes with an "air valve with Aerator/Air Tube". Does the air valve go inside or outside the tank. I know the airtube connects under water 2the Impeller Housing, but I need 2know if the otherends goes inside or outside tank

Asked by: Rbtt
It has to be outside the tank in order to pull air into it.BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-06-02

The lift tube on the 1140 is smooth unlike the others. Will the 1140 still work with an under gravel filter?

Asked by: jthall07
Yes, it is definitely for undergravel filters, although a bit powerful for them.BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-03-04

undecided which size I should purchase - I have a 90 gallon and want 2 to power my undergravel filter - think 2 of the 660's would work well - am going to to raise angel fish and have some tetras schooling around as well -

Asked by: Maxxim
The 660s should work well. You wouldn't want any larger because the kind of fish you are planning on keeping would get blown around a bit.BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-03-02

Snubber circuit to protect relay controlling 550 and 660 powerhead

I am constructing a digital timer to control 550 and 660 powerheads. I want to connect a snubber circuit across the relay contacts to protect them from the inductive spike triggered by the pump motor upon turn-off. Can you recommend resistor & capacitor component values for this job, or alternatively propose a ready-made snubber device. Failing that, I need the resistance and inductance of the 550 and 660 powerhead motors.Thank you.
Asked by: julianop
From our engineer:I do not have any suggestion for the values needed for a RC snubber.The DC resistance for both motors is about 170 ohm.The motor inductance is unknown.My suggestion to the customer would be to pick nominal RC values and try to witness the contact in a dark room.That is assuming that the case of the relay has the contacts visible.The value of the RC components can then be altered to minimize the apparent spark on opening.Otherwise try an electronic relay or our Wave maker power strip.BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2015-10-13
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Model Flow Rate
550 145 GPH 
660 170 GPH 
1140 300 GPH 
660R  170 GPH (reverse flow)