Penn Plex Cascade 1000 Canister Filter Review

Penn Plex Cascade 1000 Canister Filter Review

Penn Plex Cascade 1000 Canister Filter Review

Penn Plax Has designed many aquarium accessories but Cascade 1000 Canister Filter for aquarium is one of the most expansive from all of them. It is best for all the aquariums that are large in size and need to be filtered very efficiently. Why it is popular among all aquarists?

First of all, it has the best features. Secondly, a beginner can use it easily. If a person is a beginner and doesn’t know how to handle a filter, such a filter is best. Although it has limited features it is cheap enough that any person can easily buy it. Here are some of its features.

Features of Cascade 1000 Canister Filter

Penn Plax Aquarium Cascade Canister Filter


The capacity of this filter is that it can handle 100-265b gallons per hour. It has strong power. While the lower filters such as 400 or 700 canister filter can handle only 65-180 gallons per hour.

Best primer

When it comes to the priming, you all need to simply push down the priming button for a few minutes and it will start its working. The filter will pump out the air.

Sometimes the air leaked out and also hoses makes problem.


Just like other filters, it works in a very quiet way. The filtration media is already installed in it. So, after setup, it starts working. The floss pad is also present for cleaning debris and garbage. The carbon media is also present, which removes water impurities and makes the water perfectly clean and clear. The sponge helps to remove bacteria and restore useful bacteria in your tank.

When you have to remove the filter media, it is not a difficult task. Just simply slide to open the filter tray and change the filter pads and sponges with the new one.


It is very easy to clean the Penn plex cascade 1000 canister filter. Simply switch off the filter. Easily lift up the alignment clamps, release vacuum suction. The two independent directional 360 rotating valves are also present. Remove the valves. After cleaning the filter, reconnect the hoses.

Pros and cons of Cascade 1000 Canister Filter

  • Cheap and low price
  • Great functioning
  • Full of garbage
  • Rubber sealer is lose
  • Awesome functioning unless power is gone
  • So loud


Although it has limited features those features are best in its working. So, I will recommend you to buy this because it is very cheap and has minimum cons as compared to any other filter.

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