Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Eheim Aquarium Cleaner Sprays

1. 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
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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


(2220 Points)

2. Innovative Marine MicroMag Magnetic Glass Cleaner

User Ratings: 78 3

Innovative Marine 8201 First Impressions

"This was so easy to use."

We have one from our siphon vacuum and it truly completes this set. The scrubber is identicle to the material used in velcro. Prolly also easier to use with larger hands. I also found that the angled attachment clogged way easy. Had a minor issue which their service department addressed immediately. 5 gallons- it works amazingly well. The scrubber is identicle to the material used in velcro.

  • Innovative Marine MicroMag Magnetic Glass Cleaner
  • Utilizes rare earth neodymium magnets | Does not float
  • Molded acrylic casing
  • Epoxy coated magnets
  • For Glass tanks only | Up to 12mm in thickness
  • Compact size 1.37” diameter by 0.65” thickness
  • Manufacture: Innovative Marine
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Innovative Marine 8201
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Innovative Marine 8201 Final Thoughts

"Love everything about it!"

I bought the large one and it makes quick work of alge scrubbing. Like I said can splice more hose on to reach to the outside or wherever. It's like comparing sweeping your carpets to actually vacuuming them. Definitely worth the money spent on the product. For the water pump part, it has strong power, it works great. I did add a hose from an old gravel cleaner to reach my bucket. Product seems to be well made and should work a long time with reasonable care.

Overall Score
4.6


(166 Points)

3. Aqueon Aquarium Siphon Vacuum Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Large with Bulb, 10-Inch

User Ratings: 60 10

Aqueon 100106232 First Impressions

"TIME SAVER!"

Putting the thing together is really intuitive and easy. Try getting floating pieces of poop into a small slit of an opening. Product seems to be well made and should work a long time with reasonable care. Easy peasy and clean up is a breeze. Works very well to clean algae from the glass. I happily and heartily recommend this product. We have a snapping turtle and I was having to clean his tank 2-3 times a month.

  • Aqueon Aquarium Siphon Vacuum Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Large with Bulb, 10-Inch
  • Perfect for quick water changes
  • Self-priming, using up and down motion, to start water flow
  • Efficiently separates debris from gravel
  • 6 foot flexible hose with clip for attaching the drain hose to the inside of a bucket
  • Makes routine water changes easier
  • Self-priming, using up and down motion
  • Removes dirty water
  • Vacuums out the debris in grave
  • Manufacture: Central Garden & Pet
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 19.3 x 4 inches; 1.45 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon 100106232
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Aqueon 100106232 Final Thoughts

"Fantastic."

Scrubs away even the toughest alge. This is built tough, so that time may be a while. I have 6 tanks 130 gallons, 85, 75, 55, 39 and 20 gallons. It will also flip to the side of the tank as shown in another customers review video. Works very well to clean algae from the glass. I'm really happy I bought one of these. Shrimp are sensitive and need small water changes.

Overall Score
4.0


(976 Points)

4. Neptonion Magnetic Aquarium Fish Tank Glass Algae scrapers Glass Cleaner Scrubber Clean Brush [Float...

User Ratings: 65 6

Neptonion First Impressions

"It sticks tight."

One swipe each way and the glass was, literally sparkling clean. This vac is incredible, a power stronger than most of the canisters and sump filters. Does not come apart easily like some others I have had. I'm thinking of other ways this could be used! It was on low so I put it on high and found that the unit would be ok. I have several of these for multiple tank sizes. Easy peasy and clean up is a breeze.

  • Neptonion Magnetic Aquarium Fish Tank Glass Algae scrapers Glass Cleaner Scrubber Clean Brush [Floating,Scratch-Free,Non-Slip,magnetizing]
  • -Bestie of Aquarium : This device helps clean glass by magnetizing from an outside pad to the inner glass cleaner part, quickly and easily cleans away algae growth to make your aquarium stays healthy and looks its best.
  • -Premium Quality : The scrubber side is made of fabric with tiny hooks that scrape off the algae without damaging the glass. Outside, the surface of the handle is covered in felt so it glides smoothly along as you clean.
  • -Comfortable and Non-slip : it’s a long, wide bar shape that’s easy to get your fingers around, a large, chunky handle makes it easy to hold on to as you move it around and the non-slip grip comes in really handy, too.
  • -Floating and easy to storage : It floats so you never have to worry about it sinking to the bottom of the tank and you can retrieve it without getting your hands wet or disturbing any of your aquatic animals or plants.
  • -Simple and Durable : it’s made of waterproof plastic that protects the magnets from rusting. Because of how the fabric is attached, you don’t have to worry about it getting sand or substrate stuck in the fibers and scratching the glass while you clean. It’s also extremely durable, so it will last a long time.
  • Manufacture: Neptonion
  • Product Dimensions: 2.8 x 1.5 x 2.4 inches; 3.21 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Neptonion
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Neptonion Final Thoughts

"Works great."

I bought the XL version for my 75gallon long. This tool helped me clean all the glass in about 2 mins. This thing cleans the glass on my tank quickly and efficiently. I did have to cut one of the tubes to make it a little shorter but that was easy. I can reach my hand in, but it seems to stress her out. It got clogged a few times and i had to take it to the sink and run water through it. I will buy again, when the time comes.

Overall Score
4.3


(3119 Points)

5. Aquarium Gravel Cleaner, Siphon Aquarium Gravel Vacuum Cleaner for Fish Tank Cleaning, Water Changer...

CBsana First Impressions

"Mine's just 5."

No options to purchase them, they look useful. I found that it's difficult to use. Very impressed with their responsiveness as they stand behind their product. This is built tough, so that time may be a while. You won't go wrong with this product. It will take a few runs to get most of the algae off. But this AQQA Gravel Cleaner system is AMAZING!

  • Aquarium Gravel Cleaner, Siphon Aquarium Gravel Vacuum Cleaner for Fish Tank Cleaning, Water Changer with Air-Pressing Button & Adjustable Water Flow Controller, Glass Scraper
  • 4 in 1 Function: (1): Water Changing: The gravel vacuum for aquarium built-in great suction power airbag, pulls the water out fast with few squeezed of the trigger, easy to operate, save effort. (2): Sand Washing: Design with 3D filter basket net, protect your love fish and small gravel from suck out of the tank. (3): Debris Suction: Suck out fish poop & debris when cleaning sand by move pipe up and down, keep water fresh. (4) Glass Algae Cleaning: Come with a glass scraper accessories.
  • Easy to Use: Just a few squeezed of the trigger to pump water, keep squeezed until water flow out naturally. The more & higher level water, the more pressure, the more easy squeezed. Before water changing, make sure connect fine the pipe, hose and clamp, fix cleaner on edge of glass by screw ( Cleaner best angel is 45°tilt ), free your hand.
  • Great for Different Tank Sizes : This fish tank vacuum gravel cleaner have 3 pieces extension inlet pipe (11.8In/pipe), 80.7In outlet hose and glass scraper, connect and use them according to your tanks size, suitable for various types of larger and small tank. Please note that water outlet must lower at least 19.6 inch than the inlet when using.
  • Accessories Include: 3* Inlet pipe(11.8In), 2* Pipe connector, 1* 80.7In PVC outlet hose, 1* Air-pressing control body with screw ( fix cleaner on glass of edge, save waiting times), 1* Glass scraper, 1* Water flow clamp ( Helped to control suction power), 1* Bucket clamp ( Keep hose from kinking, avoid affecting water drain ).
  • Service Guarantee: We provide high quality aquarium vacuum gravel cleaner and best service for our customer. If you are not fully satisfied with our product, we will refund you. Please feel free to contact us if there have any question or problem, we will solve well for you.
  • Insert the pipe into the sand and slightly lift the equipment to agitate up and down for wash, debris and fish poop would suck out with water, remember don't need too much sand for each time wash.
  • Material: PE + PVC
  • Operating method: Manual air-pressing of trigger
  • Manufacture: CBsana
  • Editor's Impressions Of The CBsana
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CBsana Final Thoughts

"All I can say is WOW."

I'll update if anything goes wrong but so far so good. So as a hobbyist I started with 1 tank and now have 7. It got clogged a few times and i had to take it to the sink and run water through it. Try getting floating pieces of poop into a small slit of an opening. I wish i had bought this the first time. I had to make a few passes over the built up stuff. You can see the debris coming up the tube like an elevator- hahah.

Overall Score
5.0


(3 Points)

6. Aquarium Filter Brush Set, Flexible Double Ended Bristles Hose Pipe Cleaner with Stainless Steel Lon...

User Ratings: 75 2

ACKEIVTO First Impressions

"But they don't."

Works really well and is very powerful. You can see the debris coming up the tube like an elevator- hahah. This one doesn't lose suction, and is easy to use. You won't go wrong with this product. This one doesn't lose suction, and is easy to use. It costs every penny that I paid for it. Prolly also easier to use with larger hands.

  • Aquarium Filter Brush Set, Flexible Double Ended Bristles Hose Pipe Cleaner with Stainless Steel Long Tube Cleaning Brush and 10 Pcs Different Sizes Bristles Brushes for Fish Tank for Home Kitchen
  • FLEXIBLE MULTIFUNCTIONAL BRUSH
  • The double ended brush heads size:0.6x2.2 inch and 1.5x2.6 inch,Total length: 61inch,suit for cleaning water pump, filters, Pipe, Connector
  • Diameter:1'',0.787'',0.6'',0.4'',0.276'',0.197'',0.157'',0.118'',0.079''),ideal for your fish tank daily cleaning and home kitchen use.
  • Use a mild detergent and warm water,rinse thoroughly with cool water,keep the tube as straight as possible and gently work the brush in a back and forth motion, in short strokes, gradually working further inside the tube
  • Manufacture: ACKEIVTO
  • Editor's Impressions Of The ACKEIVTO
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ACKEIVTO Final Thoughts

"Very high quality."

It is versatile, as I've used it in a 55 gallon, 35 gallon tank and a 1 gallon tank. Water changes and cleaning can be a pain we all know. I may modify mine to be more robust. No snails or shrimp would stand a chance. This thing cleans the glass on my tank quickly and efficiently. Made water changes so much faster and did not have to accidentally swallow water. Works as advertised and was delivered faster than estimated.

Overall Score
4.7


(90 Points)

7. AquaticHI 5 in 1 Multi-Function Aquarium/Fish Tank Cleaning Tool, Algae Scraper, Fish Net, Sponge, P...

User Ratings: 59 4

AquaticHI First Impressions

"Great cleaning device."

A quality product and if you have a tank, this cleaner is a must. If this company ever needs a spokesperson I am their man. That said, the results were excellent. Does not come apart easily like some others I have had. Once put together, I tried it immediately- it was AWESOME! This vac is incredible, a power stronger than most of the canisters and sump filters. I was able to get behind most of my plants no problem when cleaning the glass.

  • AquaticHI 5 in 1 Multi-Function Aquarium/Fish Tank Cleaning Tool, Algae Scraper, Fish Net, Sponge, Plant Fork, Gravel Rake for Long Deep Fish Tanks
  • ⭐️ Keep your hands dry and clean with this 6 in 1 multi-function aquarium cleaning tool
  • ⭐️ Attachments are easy to swap out and use. Great for cleaning and removing dirty debris from your tank and aquarium
  • ⭐️ Extendable / stretchable from 26 cm (10.2 in) to 87 cm (34.2 in)
  • ⭐️ High quality, durable ABS plastic material, anti-rust
  • ⭐️ Comes with: small fish net, large fish net, algae scraper, glass sponge, plant fork and a sand / gravel rake
  • Manufacture: AquaticHI
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AquaticHI
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AquaticHI Final Thoughts

"Easy to use."

But this AQQA Gravel Cleaner system is AMAZING! Python overkill for that size but it has it's place. I am no longer spending half the day to clean all my tanks. We have 3 fish tank in my house, so he has been using the cleaner every day. You won't go wrong with this product. I may modify mine to be more robust. I have gone through two others and they lasted about a month.

Overall Score
4.3


(754 Points)

8. Algae Free Hammerhead Floating Aquarium Cleaning Magnet

User Ratings: 76

Algae Free Llc 94922656704 First Impressions

"Cleans well and quickly."

I'd recommend this, but it just takes a little practice. Even with my now-bare-bottom tank, the attachments were very ineffective. The issue is that the sponge also blocks any debris from entering. I love the little blue handle for this glass cleaner, too! Had a minor issue which their service department addressed immediately. It knocks out green algae pretty easilly. I bought one of these by mistake and I am so eternally grateful for that mistake.

  • Algae Free Hammerhead Floating Aquarium Cleaning Magnet
  • Great Magnet Tank Cleaner
  • Beautiful woodgrain finish.
  • It will Turn Big Jobs into Fast, Easy Fun!
  • Great Magnet Tank Cleaner
  • Beautiful wood grain finish
  • It will Turn Big Jobs into Fast, Easy Fun
  • Beautiful woodgrain finish
  • It will Turn Big Jobs into Fast, Easy Fun
  • Manufacture: algogo 971428210
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 3.3 x 2.5 inches; 15.2 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Algae Free Llc 94922656704
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Algae Free Llc 94922656704 Final Thoughts

"Save money."

One swipe each way and the glass was, literally sparkling clean. Works really well and is very powerful. For this tank, the magnet is too strong. Does not come apart easily like some others I have had. It will also flip to the side of the tank as shown in another customers review video. I used the plastic one when I tried it today. The easy siphoning of fish debris used to be a pain to do.

Overall Score
4.5


(42 Points)

9. Pawfly 3.5 Inch Telescopic Aquarium Fish Net Fine Mesh Small Round Net with Extendable 9-24 inch Lon...

User Ratings: 54 13

Pawfly First Impressions

"So worth the money."

Suction is amazing and I don't have any issues. Prolly also easier to use with larger hands. I'm really happy I bought one of these. Once you get the tank water flowing out of the tubing. I'm very happy with it, and definitely recommend. I used the plastic one when I tried it today. I have several of these for multiple tank sizes.

  • Pawfly 3.5 Inch Telescopic Aquarium Fish Net Fine Mesh Small Round Net with Extendable 9-24 inch Long Handle
  • Telescopic handle allows you to reach the bottom of 9 to 24 inch deep tank without dripping hands.
  • 3.5 inches round in diameter and 3 inches deep pocket is great for small fishes & baby shrimps.
  • Solid flexible handle built with 304 stainless steel won't get rust or bent. Excellent net for skimming small debris or leaves from marine aquarium and pools.
  • Soft Fine Nylon netting reducing the risk of injury while transferring delicate fish, especially suitable for betta and newborn guppy.
  • Hanging ring added on handle end so that it can be simply hang up when done
  • Manufacture: Pawfly
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Pawfly
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Pawfly Final Thoughts

"This works really well."

If you do not mind a rough ride, then perhaps you can try this one. The other attachment are great as well. 5 hours even adding water back to tanks. The other attachment are great as well. I am very happy with this as it gets deep down in the gravel,and does the job fast. Suction is amazing and I don't have any issues. Also equipped come with a lot of accessories,.

Overall Score
3.9


(193 Points)

10. NICREW Power VAC Plus Electric Gravel Cleaner, Automatic Aquarium Cleaner with Sponge Filter, 3 in 1...

User Ratings: 46 13

NICREW N12250 First Impressions

"I totally recommend this."

If I had to purchase again, I would try the smaller model. Python overkill for that size but it has it's place. I'm very happy with it, and definitely recommend. I may modify mine to be more robust. Python overkill for that size but it has it's place. Changing water and cleaning the tank is a joy now. I may modify mine to be more robust.

  • NICREW Power VAC Plus Electric Gravel Cleaner, Automatic Aquarium Cleaner with Sponge Filter, 3 in 1 Aquarium Vacuum Gravel Cleaner for Medium and Large Tanks
  • 3-in-1 unit for quick cleanups or complete aquarium maintenance
  • Sponge filter traps debris while remaining easy to clean
  • Decreases the build-up of harmful toxins in your aquarium while reducing strain on your filter
  • Easily removes particles from topmost layer of substrate without disturbing the bottom layer of gravel
  • Equipped with flow adjustment valve to adjust the water flow rate (1/2" or 5/8" hose is NOT included)
  • Manufacture: NICREW
  • Editor's Impressions Of The NICREW N12250
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NICREW N12250 Final Thoughts

"Did this process 3 times."

Simple, lightweight design does exactly what it says it will do. If I had to purchase again, I would try the smaller model. I have to drag it across the tank and it fights me. Once put together, I tried it immediately- it was AWESOME! The scrapper will float if detached from the magnet. Do what I did, and do, and so many others have stated in their reviews. I had a couple of problems as it was the first time I have used anything like this.

Overall Score
3.8


(647 Points)

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