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 5.
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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What kind of filter is it? (Mechanical, Chemical, or Biological.)

Asked by: Snapdragon7
This is just a powerhead, it is not a filter. It's purpose is for flow only. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-12-12

Does the air intake before the impeller? Or is a venture on the water output side? 

Asked by: marine7
There is a venturi right before the water outlet. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-10-12

What prefilter can I use on these power heads?

Asked by: Todds
Unfortunately, we do not make a pre-filter for these power heads, any longer. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-02-24

How come I can't oder it on line?

Asked by: Ryder
We are a manufacturer, not a retailer, therefore, we do not sell direct. It is available online through various pet vendors such as Pet Solutions, Pet Mountain, Drs. Foster and Smith, and That Pet Place. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-02-23

What is the best powerhead for a 40 gallon tank?

Asked by: CJ Smith
Depends on what you wish to do with it in your tank, but typically, the Penguin 400 or 660. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-03-27

Do you still have your kits for reverse flow on you power head 550 and 660?

Asked by: Jreilly
We appreciate your interest in this product Jreilly! Unfortunately, no we sure don't! BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-12-08

Um I have a huge tank that's 150 galons and nothing in ite yet but I don't now what pump to use

Asked by: Samy20
Thank you for your interest in this Marineland product! That would depend on what type of livestock you intend to keep, and what purpose your power head will be serving. If you want additional air, the Penguin 1140 would be a good choice, and we would recommend two of them. If you want more current or movement, the Maxi Jet 1200 would be our recommendation, and again, two of them at least. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-12-05

hi! I tried to look online for the manual for the penguin 1140 powerhead, but it doesn't have the link attached to the text. could you send one to me? I would like to know how to maintain and clean the 1140. and how it bubbler part of it works.

Asked by: Barbie dahl
Sorry about that, all of our sites are having some problems right now, but we are working on them. I would be happy to send that to you! BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-10-24
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PH0550 - Model 550 - 145 GPH
PH0660 - Model 660 - 170 GPH
PH1140 - Model 1140 - 300 GPH