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
  • Fish Type
    Marine Fish

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

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  • Clear water and more space in our turtle tank!

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    We bought this as an upgrade from our normal filter that is housed within the tank. We have a 40-gallon sized tank with approximately 18 gallons of water in it for our hatch-ling turtles. We typically would replace their water after one week, but we are going on week two and the water quality still looks clear and great. We like the space this freed up in the tank since this sits outside the tank. The motor has a nice hum to it and is not disturbing. It's quieter than our previous filter and doesn't splash water all over the sides. It is a new unit, only going on two weeks, but so far we are pleased! The filter pads are easily found online when they need to be replaced.

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  • Well worth the money

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    Construction seems adequate. Had a squished seal from final assembly so I emailed customer service and they promptly shipped me a replacement for free so at least they stand behind it. The baskets for media and the body itself seem pretty sturdy. Hoses and return/supply tubing seem good. Been running this with no fish/turtles on a 75 to cycle. I'm not sure I'd buy this for a 150 though as it doesn't seem to have the flow you would need for that size of tank. Overall, however, you can't go wrong for eightysomething bucks.

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  • Love This Canister Filter!!!

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    This has got to be the best and most easy filter I have ever used. It is very easy to disconnect and reconnect to hoses for cleaning. It makes absolutely no sound. Its amazing. My tank is 55 gal fresh water and it is crystal clear. I am so pleased. I definitely recommend this canister filter. You will not be disappointed. And the price through Chewy is unbeatable. Not to mention the super fast shipping. Thank you Chewy!! I'm a customer for life!

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  • Great filter

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    This filter seems to be really nice so far, I have only ever had the hang on the back filters and they took up so much visual space. I have only been using it about a week and I'm not sure how cleaning the filter will be but I like that I can add more filtration options to it

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  • This is freakin awesome

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    This is my first canister filter that I've ever purchased, im amazed. This is very powerful filter. Everything that I needed or wanted. I'm happy with this purchase. Im using it for a 55 gallon tank and it works great. Will go bigger now that i have a great filter. Thanks. The directions were at first a lil confusing but watched a YouTube video and walla. Very simple setup , no need to fill the canister up with water , you connect everything and then you only open the intake valve and pump repeatedly a few times and water starts to flow in to the canister ,once its filled up remember to open the out take valve as well ,plug the power cord and bam it works ..

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  • So far it's the best filter I've ever used.

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    I'm using the 500 on a 35 gallon tank. It's been in use for about 48 hours and the difference in the water quality is pretty amazing. It was missing the carbon pack so I picked some up from the pet store. I'm using carbon in the bottom and Hagen Fluval Zeo-Carb for the top along with the mesh filters it came with. Highly recommended.

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  • Not working, terrible

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    This filter started making noises a week after setup and wouldn't turn work when I tried to start it after 2 weeks I want a full refund

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  • Chewy and Penn-Plax canister filter

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    Just installed the filter. My 75 gallon tank is already clear in less than 30 minutes. Simple set up. Quiet. Chewy has excellent service and supper fast shipping. Just ordered this on 10/1/17 in the later afternoon. Arrived today at 1. That took less than 48 hours! Thanks Chewy

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  • This is the best i had yet.

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    I have been to pet shops looking for something like the cascade 1000. and all of them try the power sell you something that hangs on the back of the tank. well, I gave chewy a try. and low and behold. my water was crystal clear. and you don't even know the pump is running. let me tell you all chewy made a believer out of me. from now on I buy all my goods for my pets there....and as for the setup, it was so easy. I would say a 5-year-old could put it together. keep up the good work chewy

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  • Penn plax for a turtle tank . My first external filter.

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    I ordered this filter from chewy because I knew it would come quickly and if I had any problems they would solve them! That said. I got my filter in a day, read the directions carefully, watched you tube videos and got to work. First of all priming it was very challenging. After a couple of hours fooling with it I gave up. Tried again the next day...and it started right up. But, it was so loud! I tried shortening ths hoses ..that helped a little . But that spray bar...it is ridiculously loud! Sounds like a chirping squirrel! I read other blogs that complained about the spray bar too! Not great in the living room. The directions in the box said to contact the company for questions or problems I ordered this filter from chewy because I knew it would come quickly and if I had any problems they would solve them! That said. I got my filter in a day, read the directions carefully, watched you tube videos and got to work. First of all priming it was very challenging. After a couple of hours fooling with it I gave up. Tried again the next day...and it started right up. But, it was so loud! I tried shortening ths hoses ..that helped a little . But that spray bar...it is ridiculously loud! Sounds like a chirping squirrel! I read other blogs that complained about the spray bar too! Not great in the living room. The directions in the box said to contact the company for questions or problems. I used their email customer service form and they called me in the phone within a couple of hours. The service agent was very nice and immediately offered to send a whole new unit. I honestly was just looking for advice because I'd never had an external filter and wondered if it was something that I was doing wrong. It came in just a few days. So no complaints there! Unfortunately the second one is just as obnoxious as the first one. I expect the filter pump itself will settle down and get less loud as the air works out of it. The first one did in about 4 days. But that spray bar! Yikes!!!!! I've watched every video I can to figure out a solution to that crazy squeaking noise. I think that I am going to try to alter the spray bar or make one myself . It sure can't be any worse. Would I recommend this filter to a friend. Eh..probably. It was a decent price. Turtle are dirty buggers ..so the water is not perfect, but much cleaner than it was with my previous filter. The customer service from Penn Plax was wonderful. I still have to box up the first one and send it back. They provided a printable return label . So that good. … more

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