Penguin Powerhead Model 550
Dependable Power Head
I've been using the Penguin 550 Powerheads for about 17 years. I don't recall one ever failing me but I don't keep up with cleaning the tank very well and the top of the head will get a hard scale after a couple years and I'll replace the heads with clean ones when I do a thorough cleaning of the tank. I have used other brands of powerhead and some have failed, and the output is not as flexible as the 550.
October 9, 2013
The Penguin Powerhead Model 550 works just great. Quiet and powerfull. I bought two for a 90 gallon fresh water. I use them in conjunction with the air stones that come with the under-gravel filter. Plenty of suction. Both powerheads are on the outside and the air stones are on the inside of the filter pattern.
October 4, 2013
This unit can adapt to a lot of uses. It replaces one that was 11 years old.
March 25, 2013
like a rock
these things last forever! I've phased out undergravel filters, but these pumps work great on sponge filters, too.
June 10, 2012