Penn-Plax Cascade Aquarium Canister Filter

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Description

The Penn-Plax Cascade Aquarium Canister Filter is an external filter that accommodates a wide array of aquarium filtration needs. It delivers powerful mechanical, chemical and biological filtration by combining the benefits of several types of filter media. Each pump comes with large filter trays, startup filter media and input/output tubing so you can begin filtering right away. The large filter trays mean you can use more media, including Bio-Floss, Bio-Sponges, activated carbon and any combination that suits your needs. With a push-button primer, two 360-degree rotational valve taps, flow-rate control valves and hose clamps, this filter is easy to start and adjust. After just one day, you should see visible improvement in your tank’s water quality.

Key Benefits
  • Suited for freshwater or saltwater tanks
  • Mechanical, chemical and biological filtration for crystal clear water
  • Easy installation with all accessories included
  • Push-button primer for fast startup
  • Quiet operation and tip-proof rubber base

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  • Item Number
    103740
  • Aquarium Type

    Freshwater, Saltwater, All Aquariums

Size
Size Model Gallons per Hour
30 gallon Cascade 500 115 gph
65 gallon Cascade 700 185 gph
100 gallon Cascade 1000 265 gph
150 gallon Cascade 1200 315 gph
200 gallon Cascade 1500 350 gph
Customer Reviews
86 Reviews 86 Reviews 4.3 out of 5 Stars

91% Recommend

91% of reviewersrecommend this product

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  • Difficult annoying system

    By on Top 500 Contributor

    I fought this filter for 2 years before it just stopped working for no apparent reason. Setup is ok, although a bit confusing (follow directions carefully), but the filter medium clogged up weekly and all I have is a small turtle and a pleco in a 30 gallon tank. I had to add a Whisper filter for a 30-60 gallon tank to assist this high maintenance, poor performing filter. The inconvenience of having to disconnect and change filter medium weekly was not only annoying but very expensive.

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  • Not thrilled

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    I wanted a second filter for my 90 gallon cichild tank. (Not a clean bunch of fish). Filter came with no instructions what so ever. Trying to prime this filter was a complete nightmare. I have 2 Fluval filters and have had other brands of canister filters and have never had issues priming or installing for that matter. After all the issues setting it up, I am not impressed. Doesn’t seems to have made much a difference in the tank. I will give it another week hooked up to the tank and see if there is any improvement. If not I will be giving it away. It did arrive quickly and well packed from chewy. Not a reflection on them.

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  • Read the instructions all the way through

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    The product is amazing. We have two other filters, but needed something a little extra (okay, a lot extra) to clean our 55 gallon tank. The instructions were so easy to read and the assembly was so simple! I got ahead of myself and didn't read the last bit about turning the water flow down a smidge when starting it. My fault for spraying down the dining room and creating a small underwater hurricane. I wish we'd started out with this canister filter instead if the other two. ALSO: our fun loving cat landed on the canister button a few days in, creating air bubbles in the canister and an unusual noise. The company got back to me immediately to tell me how to fix the problem (tilt the canister The product is amazing. We have two other filters, but needed something a little extra (okay, a lot extra) to clean our 55 gallon tank. The instructions were so easy to read and the assembly was so simple! I got ahead of myself and didn't read the last bit about turning the water flow down a smidge when starting it. My fault for spraying down the dining room and creating a small underwater hurricane. I wish we'd started out with this canister filter instead if the other two. ALSO: our fun loving cat landed on the canister button a few days in, creating air bubbles in the canister and an unusual noise. The company got back to me immediately to tell me how to fix the problem (tilt the canister for a minute). In summary: it works well and the company is consumer friendly. … more

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  • Fabulous filter

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    I ordered this filter for my 40 gallon turtle tank, and I love it. It was very easy to assemble with no leaks on the first attempt. The water coming back into the aquarium is a little loud, but I assume this is due to the fact that this filter is for a 100 gallon aquarium and may be a little powerful for my smaller tank. I have used this filter for about a month, and my aquarium looks great. I highly recommend this filter!!

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  • LOVE THIS!

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    Okay, so initially I was skeptical about this filter because of the price. It's a low priced filter everywhere (sorry Chewy, it's not a sale price... it's the actual price). Anyway, I bought this filter and I had NO problems hooking it up. This is my first ever canister filter and if I can set it up, ANYONE can. It has adjustable valves for input and output which is nice. I switched my substrate to sand without rinsing the sand and I ran this filter. Within 10 hours my tank was crystal clear and it has been ever since. It's easy to clean as well. I highly recommend this filter to anyone and everyone looking for a lower-cost canister filter.

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  • Piece of junk I wish I didn’t buy

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    For one the hoses are very hard to clean inside you have to get a long pipe cleaner and when the machine is off.also, you can’t really tell that it’s off so you might run it off for a long time and then after eight months the motor magnet broke (keeps sticking)and shut off and now it’s useless

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  • Works great

    By on Top 250 Contributor

    My canister filter that I had for over 25 yrs finally wasn't working so after checking reviews on other canister filters decided on this one.This is so quiet & cleared my 55 up within 24 hours works great.Chewys price on this is the best.Its so easy to prime it easy than my other filter

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  • Great canister filter

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    This is by far one of the most effective canister filters that i've ever had. I currently have one of my aquariums hooked up to it, and it is just what i needed. It is just the right size if you are just looking for a medium canister filter for your tank. I am very satisfied, and will be buying another one in the near future.

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  • 1250 worth of headeches

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    The 1200 has its prob. Trying to work all the problems out cause when it was running it was doing fine and all was well. However down hill fast. Will be back on with finalr results. There was no noise at all was easy to change all was. See you hopefully with more results soon.

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  • Great product

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    This is the first time buying a canister filter for my fish tank. All i ever had was the filter that sits over the lip of the fish tank. I have heard great reviews and planned to get one myself and im in love with my new one. Thank you from a proud fish owner

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