WHALE 500 Canister Filter (390 GPH)

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Sicce WHALE Canister filters are a compact and versatile filtration option and are excellent for small systems where a full sump filtration system isn’t practical, or where there is a need for additional temporary filtration capacity, such as a mechanical or chemical media water polishing. The Sicce WHALE’s canister design allows for large media volume capacity in a small space and the quick disconnects and removable media baskets make for easy maintenance. These canister filters come complete with all necessary tubing and connectors, media baskets and heavy duty locking clips.



  • Unique self-priming system; hangs directly on tank
  • Quiet operation
  • Quick-disconnect hoses
  • Floating Filter baskets for easy removal
  • Gray tubing blocks light and reduces algae growth
  • Water flow control knob
  • For external use only



  • 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


What’s Included?

1x Sicce WHALE 500 Canister Filter

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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