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 6.
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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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

What size powerhead do I want for a 10 gallon fist tank?

Asked by: kat087600
Any of them will probably be too big, but we would recommend trying the 550, which is the smallest. That one has a flow rate of 145 gph which is the rate of flow for up to a 30 gallon tank. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-03-27

Do you have these powerheads in sizes for nano marine tanks

Asked by: markssaltlife
The smallest one we make is the 400 so no, there isn't anything quite small enough for a nano tank. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-03-12

Is it possible to get the clip for mounting it on tank? My 660 clip broke and haven't been able to find a replacement.

Asked by: peitzf5
Is this what you are looking for? BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-02-26

I have a marineland magnum 350 that I use in conjunction with a 360. I can't find a new coil/motor for it anywhere. Is there a pump that I can splice in the tubing to get it pumping again? Or can u direct me to where I can get a new coil/ motor?

Asked by: Coolbreeze
Sorry, Coolbreeze, that is not available at all any more. Time for a new filter. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-02-23

Does this item osculate? If not do you carry something that does?

Asked by: cwafty
No, and no, unfortunately. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-01-12

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
I know this is an old posting, But - I would use the Penguin 550 for your Angels Maxxim. I have 2 tanks of Discus Fish, and Angles are much like Discus Fish and like slow moving current.
Answered by: DiscusMan65
Date published: 2018-01-08
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PH0550 - Model 550 - 145 GPH
PH0660 - Model 660 - 170 GPH
PH1140 - Model 1140 - 300 GPH