WHALE 500 Canister Filter (390 GPH)

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Ultra-Reliable Canister Filters from Sicce

  • Unique self-priming system
  • Quiet operation
  • Quick-disconnect hoses
  • Floating Filter baskets for easy removal
  • Water flow control knob


Sicce WHALE Canister filters are ideally tailored for freshwater aquariums, offering a compact and efficient solution, especially where space constraints prevent the use of larger filtration systems. Sicce WHALE stands out with its high-capacity media storage in a compact design. Maintenance is a breeze with its quick disconnects and detachable media baskets. Each canister filter package is all-inclusive, furnished with essential tubing, connectors, media baskets, and sturdy locking clips.



  • Recommended Aquarium Size: 50-90 gallons
  • Filter Body Dimensions: 7.9"L x 7.9"W x 16"H
  • Max Flow: 390 GPH
  • Max Head Height: 7.2 feet
  • Canister Volume: 2.2g (8.5 liters)
  • Filtration Media Volume: 2.0g (7.0 liters)
  • Baskets: 4
  • Voltage: 115v/60 Hz
  • Power Consumption: 18 watts
  • Cable Length: 7.2 feet
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UPC 8011469957127
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Product Questions

I need replacement hose and the pump top of the canister as well as sponge material
Question by: STEVEN BENDER on Feb 25, 2024, 1:27 PM
Sorry, we do not stock the replacement parts for this canister filter. We do sell replacement sponge found here -
Let me know if you have any other questions, and have a great day.
Answer by: Chad (BRS Staff) on Feb 27, 2024, 4:08 PM
This acceptable for freshwater? Also does it come with sponges and media?
Question by: Kevin on Nov 18, 2022, 5:50 PM
Yes, this is a great filter for freshwater! It does come with a set of sponges and media.
Answer by: William Reed (BRS Staff) on Nov 26, 2022, 10:12 AM
Where do we get replacement media if we don’t want to make our own?
Question by: Corey Bender on Nov 27, 2021, 11:48 AM
Hello, MarinePure Gems or Eheim Substrat Pro are great options for Canister Media.
Answer by: Christian (BRS Staff) on Nov 28, 2021, 12:44 PM
Can I connect a uV sterilizer to this and if so what size are the hoses?
Question by: Yung on Nov 24, 2021, 5:06 PM
Hello. Yes, you can attach a UV sterilizer to the Whale 500 filter. They hoses are 1/2"
Answer by: William Glenn (BRS Staff) on Dec 13, 2021, 1:38 PM