Editor's Choice - Our Favorite CNZ Aquarium Cleaner Sprays

1. CNZ Magnetic Aquarium Glass Cleaner Aquatic Algae Cleaning Magnet

User Ratings: 63 8

CNZ First Impressions

"Don't do that!"

I bought the XL version for my 75gallon long. It makes my water changes in my tanks much easier and convinient. Product arrived really quick and is packaged nicely. But strength wise, I should have gotten a Large. The sock included is ok, I use a fine filter media bag because it's easier to clean. I am very happy with this as it gets deep down in the gravel,and does the job fast. I have a 29g aquarium and it does suction quickly as others have said.

  • CNZ Magnetic Aquarium Glass Cleaner Aquatic Algae Cleaning Magnet
  • Clean algae and scum off of the inside of your aquarium the easy, fun way!
  • Strong magnetic forces cause the inside cleaning brush to follow the outside handle. Just wipe the outside, and the inside is cleaned!
  • Dimensions: 4'' x 2.25'' x 3 (overall)''; great for aquarium tank with glass thickness of less than 15mm that is less than 80 gallon in volume
  • The inside piece floats, so if it becomes separated from the outside piece, it's easy to retrieve.
  • Manufacture: CNZ
  • Editor's Impressions Of The CNZ
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='4.8']
  • Cleaning Power [star rating='4.6']
  • Quality [star rating='3.3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

CNZ Final Thoughts

"Works great."

Python overkill for that size but it has it's place. It siphons the water out of the aquarium very quickly. I have several of these for multiple tank sizes. You can see the debris coming up the tube like an elevator- hahah. This hose would be over kill for 20 gals or less but I have 40 gal tanks. I have several divided tanks and I struggle to get the normal syphon in to clean. It will take a few runs to get most of the algae off.

Overall Score
4.3

[star rating="4.3"]
(18 Points)

2. Electric Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Battery Powered Fish Tank Siphon Water Change Cleaning Tool Sand Gr...

Pssopp First Impressions

"This was so easy to use."

I gotta say tho that it's really powerful. It knocks out green algae pretty easilly. AQQA multifunctional vacuum cleaner makes its job absolutely well. Connections leak over time so I have to put some silicon joint while I join them. Product seems to be well made and should work a long time with reasonable care. 5 hours even adding water back to tanks. You won't go wrong with this product.

  • Electric Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Battery Powered Fish Tank Siphon Water Change Cleaning Tool Sand Gravel Washing Filter with a Water Inlet Tube and Two Extension Tubes
  • 【Keeping Clean Environment】Clean gravel, siphon the fish excrement and other debris by the filter mesh bag, then the clean water will permeate from the bag and flow into tank, also can drain out water through outlet pipe.
  • 【Inner Mesh】The cleaning head with inner mesh reduces suction and prevents water plants or small fish from being sucked up with water. Keeping a clean and healthy environment of fish, turtle and other creatures.
  • 【Batteries Powered】Powered by 2pcs "C" type batteries, with switch button to control on / off. Battery powered cleaner is easy to operate, press the button on the top, the water in the aquarium will automatically be pumped to change water through a hose.
  • 【Adjustable Height】Comes with a water inlet tube and two extension tubes, so user can adjust the height according to fish tank size or the water level.
  • 【Top Handle】Top handle part can be hung on the rim of fish tank, the cleaner helps to free your hands and clean the tank effortlessly.
  • Manufacture: Pssopp
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Pssopp
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='3']
  • Cleaning Power [star rating='2.9']
  • Quality [star rating='3.2']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.8']
  • Affordability [star rating='2.8']

Pssopp Final Thoughts

"It was like magic!"

5 hours even adding water back to tanks. I do not write a ton of reviews but I HAVE to review this amazing time saver! Product arrived really quick and is packaged nicely. Going to purchase the larger size in the future. This tool helped me clean all the glass in about 2 mins. A quality product and if you have a tank, this cleaner is a must. I gotta say, this vacuum water cleaner gets the job done.

Overall Score
3.2

[star rating="3.2"]
(3 Points)

3. Aquarium Gravel Cleaner, New Quick Water Changer with Air-Pressing Button Fish Tank Sand Cleaner Kit...

User Ratings: 52 13

hygger First Impressions

"So very disappointed!"

I gotta say tho that it's really powerful. This is good for taking out the bull and then finishing with credit card. I bought one of these by mistake and I am so eternally grateful for that mistake. Once put together, I tried it immediately- it was AWESOME! The other attachment are great as well. 5 hours even adding water back to tanks. Even straightening this it would just close at this point again.

  • Aquarium Gravel Cleaner, New Quick Water Changer with Air-Pressing Button Fish Tank Sand Cleaner Kit Aquarium Siphon Vacuum Cleaner with Water Hose Controller Clamp
  • 【3 in 1 Function】: ① Dirt Suction. Gravel Vacuum for Aquarium equipped with a duckbill suction inlet accessory, and it is easy to suck the feces away. ② Sand Washing. Aquarium siphon with 3D Filter Basket Net, protect your love fish and small gravel from suck out of the aquarium. ③ Water Changing. Built-in dual airbags, atmospheric cavity, good resilience, effortless operation.
  • 【Working Principle】: Manual air-pressing. The upgraded part is equipped with a handle, which has more operating space and saves labor and brings convenience, by testing the fastest speed is to press 7 times. Sand Washer has 2 thickened airbags inside, which can pump water quickly. And using PP ABS materials, resistance to extrusion, do not worry about airbag damage and leakage, can be used for a long time.
  • 【Easy to Use】: Push the siphon switch of the aquarium siphon vacuum cleaner several times, and make sure that the inlet tube part is full of water, and then observe the outlet hose. After the water continuously flows out, you can stop push and observe whether it will automatically. If not, continue to operate until the water will flow out quickly and automatically. The sand can move up and down in the extension tube to remove debris from your aquarium.
  • 【Accessories Include】:1 *Air-pressing control body; 2 *Extension Inlet Tube; 1 *Extension tube connector; 1 *User Manual; 1 *Duckbill suction inlet(Debris vacuum); 1 *Outlet hose(79inch PVC Hose),the water pipe can be cut according to demand; 1 *Water Flow Clamp(Flow Control),easily adjust water flow; 1 *Fixture clamp(Water pipe clamp), freely fix, free your hands.
  • 【Wide Application】: Aquarium Vacuum Gravel Cleaner is suitable for various types of fish tanks, with spliced extension tubes, two-stage splicing combination, both large and small tanks are suitable, and extension tube can be installed according to demand.Four basic combinations(excluding handle length):2 tubes(31.4inch);2 tubes + head(34inch);1 tube(16inch);1 tube + head accessories(18inch).
  • 1 *Air-pressing control body
  • 2 *Extension Inlet Tube
  • 1 *Extension tube connector
  • Manufacture: hygger
  • Editor's Impressions Of The hygger
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='4.3']
  • Cleaning Power [star rating='3.7']
  • Quality [star rating='3.4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.8']
  • Affordability [star rating='2.9']

hygger Final Thoughts

"Anyway, he loves it."

The cleaner is very easy to install, and it is multifunction. Like I said can splice more hose on to reach to the outside or wherever. Gets under decorations between plants and in corners. Light weight and many attachments for different uses. For this tank, the magnet is too strong. I used the plastic one when I tried it today. It was on low so I put it on high and found that the unit would be ok.

Overall Score
3.9

[star rating="3.9"]
(1566 Points)

4. FL!PPER Flipper Pico 2 in 1 Magnetic Algae Scrubber Scraper Aquarium Fish Tank Cleaner

User Ratings: 64 5

FL!PPER First Impressions

"One handed use!"

I'd recommend this, but it just takes a little practice. This one doesn't lose suction, and is easy to use. It will take a few runs to get most of the algae off. Even straightening this it would just close at this point again. Prolly also easier to use with larger hands. Works as advertised and was delivered faster than estimated. Definitely not for the common colored gravel found at pet stores.

  • FL!PPER Flipper Pico 2 in 1 Magnetic Algae Scrubber Scraper Aquarium Fish Tank Cleaner
  • PERFECT AQUARIUM CLEANER FOR SMALL FISH TANKS! Flipper Aquarium Products' Signature 2-in-1 MAGNETIC Scrubber Scraper in a FUN-SIZED design for glass & acrylic tanks up to 1/4" (6MM) thick. Keep your glass or acrylic aquarium fish tank looking as good as the day you bought it! Strong rare earth magnets make it easy to clean your tank without getting your hands wet!
  • FL!PPER PICO 2-in-1 Scrubber Scraper design MAGNETICALLY FL!PS from an abrasive scrubbing pad on one side to an algae busting scraper on the other INSIDE your tank without having to get your hands wet! Scrub and Scrape all around your tank with ease! Easily flips around square corners. Great for daily soft algae removal! Take full control of your aquarium cleaning from outside your tank!
  • COMPLETE AND EFFICIENT HANDS-DRY AQUARIUM CLEANING! Small dual sided magnetic aquarium cleaner has an abrasive scrubbing pad on one side and with just a twist of the outside handle, the scrubbing pad FL!PS inside the tank to an algae busting scraper. Scrub and scrape all day with Flipper's patented fun flipping action!
  • SPECIFICATIONS: For Glass & Acrylic tanks up to 1/4" (6MM) thick - 2-In-1 Abrasive Scrubber Pad / Removable Scraper Blade - Small Compact Design 1.25" x 1.25" Inside Scrubbing Surface | 1" x 1.25" Outside Handle - Use Caution Near Sand Line. Trapped Sand Can Scratch Aquarium Glass - Replaceable Scraper Blade - 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
  • SHOW OFF YOUR TANK! Nobody likes a dirty fish tank! Clean it up with Flipper's full line of patented fish-friendly aquarium products! Easy, Hands-Dry Tank Maintenance with Tools that work! Start FL!PPIN' Today!
  • Manufacture: FL!PPER Aquarium Products
  • Editor's Impressions Of The FL!PPER
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='4.1']
  • Cleaning Power [star rating='5']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.6']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.7']

FL!PPER Final Thoughts

"So very disappointed!"

I'm thinking of other ways this could be used! It got clogged a few times and i had to take it to the sink and run water through it. Water changes and cleaning can be a pain we all know. AQQA multifunctional vacuum cleaner makes its job absolutely well. 5 gallons- it works amazingly well. It knocks out green algae pretty easilly. We have a snapping turtle and I was having to clean his tank 2-3 times a month.

Overall Score
4.4

[star rating="4.4"]
(35 Points)

5. Protec Humidifier Tank Cleaner, 0.35 Ounce (Pack of 1), 3 Ounce

User Ratings: 69 5

Pro-Tec PC1F First Impressions

"This works much better."

You can see the debris coming up the tube like an elevator- hahah. This thing cleans the glass on my tank quickly and efficiently. It's like comparing sweeping your carpets to actually vacuuming them. I do not write a ton of reviews but I HAVE to review this amazing time saver! Has good suction and decent build quality. This is good for taking out the bull and then finishing with credit card. It came with 2 attachments, a plastic one and a metal razor one.

  • Protec Humidifier Tank Cleaner, 0.35 Ounce (Pack of 1), 3 Ounce
  • FIGHT HUMIDIFIER MOLD & BACTERIA: This tank cleaner reduces up to 99% of odor causing bacteria, unsightly mold, & algae growth versus untreated humidifier surfaces. It contains no harsh chemicals.
  • CONTINUOUS CLEANING: This cartridge features a patented antimicrobial that continuously works to inhibit the growth of bacteria & mold as well as helps prevent the buildup of slime in the water.
  • SAFE & PROVEN ANTIMICROBIAL: The Protec Antimicrobial Cleaning Cartridge uses the same antimicrobial that has been used for years in drinking water filters to prevent objectionable odors & tastes.
  • LONG LASTING: This cartridge keeps cleaning for 30 days & will work in most humidifiers, vaporizers, & steamers. Just drop it in the tank & let it get to work removing bacteria, mold, & slime!
  • GENTLE CLEANING ACTION: This tank cleaner contains no harsh chemicals, making the cleaning action just as gentle as water on your humidifier surfaces & components.
  • Manufacture: Protec
  • Product Dimensions: 2.9 x 1.5 x 7 inches; 0.67 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Pro-Tec PC1F
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='5']
  • Cleaning Power [star rating='4.5']
  • Quality [star rating='4.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.6']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Pro-Tec PC1F Final Thoughts

"Fantastic."

But strength wise, I should have gotten a Large. Definitely worth the money spent on the product. Even with my now-bare-bottom tank, the attachments were very ineffective. This is built tough, so that time may be a while. Had a minor issue which their service department addressed immediately. I did have to cut one of the tubes to make it a little shorter but that was easy. I have to drag it across the tank and it fights me.

Overall Score
4.4

[star rating="4.4"]
(7197 Points)

6. Laojbaba Green Fine Mesh Net Aquarium Fishing Net with Plastic Handle 6 Inch

User Ratings: 62 12

Laojbaba First Impressions

"Works great."

It got clogged a few times and i had to take it to the sink and run water through it. I happily and heartily recommend this product. Suction is amazing and I don't have any issues. I have to drag it across the tank and it fights me. I had a couple of problems as it was the first time I have used anything like this. Had a minor issue which their service department addressed immediately. Light weight and many attachments for different uses.

  • Laojbaba Green Fine Mesh Net Aquarium Fishing Net with Plastic Handle 6 Inch
  • 1.Size: mesh size is 6 "long, 5" wide, handle length is 12 "
  • 2.Handle: anti slip design, easy to operate, plastic wrapped in the end of the metal handle, give you a comfortable feeling, convenient to hang after completion, does not take up space
  • 3.Advantages: the fine nylon net feels soft, does not hurt the fish and can effectively remove the impurities in the water
  • 4.Wide range of uses: it can not only catch the fish in the aquarium, but also be used for aquatic plants or removing the sundries in the water tank, as well as reptiles, such as birds, cats, dogs and other small animals
  • 5.Material: fish net is made of high quality metal, strong, durable and light weight. The woven nylon net is fine and will not hurt the fish
  • Manufacture: Laojbaba
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Laojbaba
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='4.4']
  • Cleaning Power [star rating='3.5']
  • Quality [star rating='3.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.9']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.2']

Laojbaba Final Thoughts

"It sticks tight."

This tool helped me clean all the glass in about 2 mins. It will also flip to the side of the tank as shown in another customers review video. Connections leak over time so I have to put some silicon joint while I join them. No options to purchase them, they look useful. AQQA multifunctional vacuum cleaner makes its job absolutely well. I was able to get behind most of my plants no problem when cleaning the glass. It came with 2 attachments, a plastic one and a metal razor one.

Overall Score
4.2

[star rating="4.2"]
(19 Points)

7. FL!PPER Flipper Platinum Aquarium Hand Scraper Tool – Glass and Acrylic Fish Tank Cleaner – Aqua...

User Ratings: 70 4

FL!PPER First Impressions

"I will try again."

I bought one of these by mistake and I am so eternally grateful for that mistake. The scrubber is identicle to the material used in velcro. Even with my now-bare-bottom tank, the attachments were very ineffective. It kept coming off and made a mess on the floor. I have gone through two others and they lasted about a month. Even straightening this it would just close at this point again. The only reason for the 4 starts instead of 5, no English directions.

  • FL!PPER Flipper Platinum Aquarium Hand Scraper Tool – Glass and Acrylic Fish Tank Cleaner – Aquarium Glass Cleaner Uses Credit Card or Hotel Key – Aquarium Glass Scraper with Serrated Blade
  • GET THE RIGHT FIT: Platinum aquarium glass cleaners are available in 4 sizes to ensure efficient cleaning across a range of fish tanks. Choose from 10”, 12” Nano, 18” or 28” aquarium cleaning tools.
  • NON-SCRATCH BLADE: The Platinum fish tank cleaner is supplied with 1 official Flipper aquarium glass scraper blade with serrated edge that won’t scratch your glass or acrylic fish tank.
  • INSERT CARD HERE: No replacement blades required - the aquarium scraper uses any old credit card, hotel room key, etc which can be inserted in any direction for multiple levels of flexibility.
  • CREATE CUSTOM BLADES: Cut your own custom blade card shapes to use with your Flipper fish tank cleaner for reaching difficult curved or tight areas of your fresh or salt water fish tank.
  • 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE: If you aren't satisfied with your Flipper aquarium accessories for any reason, contact us within 60 days for replacement or refund. Must be sold from an authorized dealer.
  • Remove pesky Coraline algae and other stubborn deposits on your glass or acrylic aquarium with the Flipper Platinum Aquarium Scraper.
  • Cut your own custom blade card shapes to use with your Flipper fish tank cleaner for reaching difficult curved or tight areas of your fresh or salt water fish tank.
  • INDESTRUCTIBLE Fiberglass Handle w/ Solid No-Flex Shaft: Patent-Pending design that comes in multiple sizes
  • Manufacture: FL!PPER Aquarium Products
  • Editor's Impressions Of The FL!PPER
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='4']
  • Cleaning Power [star rating='4.3']
  • Quality [star rating='3.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

FL!PPER Final Thoughts

"So worth the money."

I had a couple of problems as it was the first time I have used anything like this. We have 3 fish tank in my house, so he has been using the cleaner every day. The other attachment are great as well. For the water pump part, it has strong power, it works great. Size wise, the Medium is good for a 40B. I found that it's difficult to use. It got clogged with a small plastic container that got caught in the disposal.

Overall Score
4.5

[star rating="4.5"]
(217 Points)

8. uxcell Black Plastic Aquarium Fish Tank Tong Aquascaping Plant Tool 27.5inch Long

User Ratings: 71

uxcell a17052700ux0022 First Impressions

"Do recommed end it."

Ignore the orang plastic clip that attaches to a bucket. Connections leak over time so I have to put some silicon joint while I join them. I have gone through two others and they lasted about a month. You can see the debris coming up the tube like an elevator- hahah. I have a 29g aquarium and it does suction quickly as others have said. But strength wise, I should have gotten a Large. That said, the results were excellent.

  • uxcell Black Plastic Aquarium Fish Tank Tong Aquascaping Plant Tool 27.5inch Long
  • Color: Gray,Red; Material: Plastic
  • Package Content: 1 x Aquarium Tong
  • Product Name: Aquarium Tong
  • Professional aquarium plant tools, improve the efficiency of plant cleaning.
  • Size: 70 x 4.5 x 5.5cm / 27.6" x 1.8" x 2.2" (L*W*H)
  • Manufacture: uxcell
  • Editor's Impressions Of The uxcell a17052700ux0022
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='4.6']
  • Cleaning Power [star rating='4.1']
  • Quality [star rating='3.3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.5']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

uxcell a17052700ux0022 Final Thoughts

"I just can't use it."

Works really well and is very powerful. Suction is amazing and I don't have any issues. It was on low so I put it on high and found that the unit would be ok. I bought the XL version for my 75gallon long. A quality product and if you have a tank, this cleaner is a must. The scrubber is identicle to the material used in velcro. I'm really happy I bought one of these.

Overall Score
4.3

[star rating="4.3"]
(13 Points)

9. EHEIM Quick Vac Pro Automatic Gravel Cleaner and Sludge Extractor- PetOverstock

User Ratings: 53 16

Eheim 3531090 First Impressions

"Good purchase."

Shrimp are sensitive and need small water changes. I am very pleased with this product! Water changes and cleaning can be a pain we all know. The trigger can be pulled on and off and it shakes the gravel for you. I may modify mine to be more robust. I'm really happy I bought one of these. I'll update if anything goes wrong but so far so good.

  • EHEIM Quick Vac Pro Automatic Gravel Cleaner and Sludge Extractor- PetOverstock
  • Easy to use - no buckets or hoses required
  • Extends intervals between water changes
  • Fully submersible up to 3 feet
  • Battery operated
  • Ideal for complete aquarium cleaning or quick spot maintenance
  • Manufacture: Eheim
  • Product Dimensions: 2.75 x 1.5 x 24 inches; 15.6 Ounces
  • Batteries: 2 AAA batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Eheim 3531090
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='4.5']
  • Cleaning Power [star rating='4.8']
  • Quality [star rating='4.6']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.1']

Eheim 3531090 Final Thoughts

"Love this set!"

A little tricky with the hand pump. Connections leak over time so I have to put some silicon joint while I join them. This hose would be over kill for 20 gals or less but I have 40 gal tanks. It's like comparing sweeping your carpets to actually vacuuming them. I am very happy with this as it gets deep down in the gravel,and does the job fast. Water changes and cleaning can be a pain we all know. I'm really happy I bought one of these.

Overall Score
3.8

[star rating="3.8"]
(2220 Points)

10. UEETEK Manual Waste Remover for Aquarium Fish Tank Waste Cleaner Waste Straw

User Ratings: 44 5

UEETEK R2Z1624352MHIP5383 First Impressions

"Has many accessories."

Very impressed with their responsiveness as they stand behind their product. If you do not mind a rough ride, then perhaps you can try this one. Definitely worth the money spent on the product. Hard for small hands like mine to grasp and use easily. A quality product and if you have a tank, this cleaner is a must. The trigger can be pulled on and off and it shakes the gravel for you. I'm thinking of other ways this could be used!

  • UEETEK Manual Waste Remover for Aquarium Fish Tank Waste Cleaner Waste Straw
  • Made of premium material for durable and practical use.
  • Easy to use,And it doesn't bother the little fish
  • Can effectively remove small garbage and make your aquarium cleaner
  • Perfect for stirring up waste in the bottom of the tank and sucking it up.
  • Please contact us if you are not satisfied after receiving the goods. We will provide you with perfect after-sales service.
  • Manufacture: UEETEK
  • Product Dimensions: 11.22 x 1.97 x 1.97 inches; 1.45 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The UEETEK R2Z1624352MHIP5383
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='3.7']
  • Cleaning Power [star rating='4.6']
  • Quality [star rating='3.4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.2']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.9']

UEETEK R2Z1624352MHIP5383 Final Thoughts

"Great idea."

Scrubs away even the toughest alge. We have one from our siphon vacuum and it truly completes this set. I do not write a ton of reviews but I HAVE to review this amazing time saver! The easy siphoning of fish debris used to be a pain to do. Hard for small hands like mine to grasp and use easily. Hopefully my replacement works and I can change my review. It will also flip to the side of the tank as shown in another customers review video.

Overall Score
3.7

[star rating="3.7"]
(10 Points)

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