Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Fluval Aquarium Cleaner Sprays

1. Fluval GravelVAC Multi Substrate Cleaner Small (50cm)

User Ratings: 61 11

Fluval 11080 First Impressions

"This works really well."

AQQA multifunctional vacuum cleaner makes its job absolutely well. This little tool helped so much my bare bottom tank looks great again. I will buy again, when the time comes. Easy peasy and clean up is a breeze. AQQA multifunctional vacuum cleaner makes its job absolutely well. It will also flip to the side of the tank as shown in another customers review video. I'd recommend this, but it just takes a little practice.

  • Fluval GravelVAC Multi Substrate Cleaner Small (50cm)
  • Easy Start siphon for quick priming - starts with just a couple of pumps
  • Thumb-operated flow regulator allows you to adjust speed as you clean
  • Gravel guard prevents clogging ; Tube extension included for larger tanks and hard to reach areas
  • Suitable for all substrates (sand, gravel, rock)
  • For use in freshwater and saltwater aquariums, with a depth up to 20 in (50.8 cm)
  • Manufacture: Rolf C. Hagen (USA) Corp.
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 5.2 x 14.7 inches; 7.94 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fluval 11080
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Fluval 11080 Final Thoughts

"I totally recommend this."

I am very happy with this as it gets deep down in the gravel,and does the job fast. That said, the results were excellent. Definitely worth the money spent on the product. It is versatile, as I've used it in a 55 gallon, 35 gallon tank and a 1 gallon tank. Light weight and many attachments for different uses. Had a minor issue which their service department addressed immediately. Very impressed with their responsiveness as they stand behind their product.

Overall Score
4.2


(84 Points)

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

User Ratings: 73 2

SLSON First Impressions

"Took about 1 min."

The issue is that the sponge also blocks any debris from entering. I gotta say tho that it's really powerful. I happily and heartily recommend this product. The sock included is ok, I use a fine filter media bag because it's easier to clean. This is built tough, so that time may be a while. If I had to purchase again, I would try the smaller model. It siphons the water out of the aquarium very quickly.

  • 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 or Home Kitchen
  • FLEXIBLE MULTIFUNCTIONAL BRUSH:The 61 inch long double ended brush made of high quality soft nylon bristles and stainless steel, flexible two-end long brush, sky blue plastic and it can reuse for many times, easy to push and pull.The multifunctional aquarium brushes set of 10 different sizes brush,perfect for your fish tank cleaning,filter systerm,hose/glass tube,water pump accessories cleaning
  • PERFECT TOOLS FOR TUBE CLEANING:The hose brush is perfectly used to clean small diameter pipes and it remove the gunk build up when they run into the tubing. Ideal for all aquarium,fish tank and home kitchen.the aquarium filter brush made of high quality nylon bristles,attached firmly on the stainless steel handle,all brushes have a convenient loop at the end of the handle to hang when not in use or to reattach to the key ring for safe keeping
  • PRODUCT SIZE: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, and other hard to reach places. the aquarium filter brush diameters:over length: 8 inch (each brush head 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.
  • HOW TO 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.Avoid aggressive use when cleaning.
  • PACKAGE: A set including 10 different size brush + 61 inch long double ended hose pipe cleaning brush.
  • Manufacture: SLSON
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SLSON
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SLSON Final Thoughts

"One handed use!"

I am no longer spending half the day to clean all my tanks. Prolly also easier to use with larger hands. Works very well to clean algae from the glass. I'm very happy with it, and definitely recommend. Has good suction and decent build quality. I did have to cut one of the tubes to make it a little shorter but that was easy. I'm thinking of other ways this could be used!

Overall Score
4.6


(641 Points)

3. Taam ATATW1012W Wood Handle Net for Aquarium, 10-Inch by 7-Inch by 12-Inch, White

User Ratings: 73 13

TAAM 647 First Impressions

"96 its not too bad."

Ignore the orang plastic clip that attaches to a bucket. I'm really happy I bought one of these. I'm really happy I bought one of these. The scrapper will float if detached from the magnet. This vac is incredible, a power stronger than most of the canisters and sump filters. Going to purchase the larger size in the future. I had a couple of problems as it was the first time I have used anything like this.

  • Taam ATATW1012W Wood Handle Net for Aquarium, 10-Inch by 7-Inch by 12-Inch, White
  • Taam wood handle net 10-inchx7-inchx12-inch white
  • Super strong
  • Nylon coated netting
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 0.02 x 0.02 x 0.02 inches; 0.32 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The TAAM 647
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TAAM 647 Final Thoughts

"Will order pebbles."

Python overkill for that size but it has it's place. It got clogged with a small plastic container that got caught in the disposal. It got clogged with a small plastic container that got caught in the disposal. It got clogged a few times and i had to take it to the sink and run water through it. One swipe each way and the glass was, literally sparkling clean. Product arrived really quick and is packaged nicely. I have 6 tanks 130 gallons, 85, 75, 55, 39 and 20 gallons.

Overall Score
4.3


(12 Points)

4. MiguCo Stainless Steel Algae Scraper Cleaner with 10 Blades for Aquarium Fish Plant Glass Tank

User Ratings: 74 3

MiguCo First Impressions

"But they don't."

I have to drag it across the tank and it fights me. This vac is incredible, a power stronger than most of the canisters and sump filters. Like I said can splice more hose on to reach to the outside or wherever. This tool helped me clean all the glass in about 2 mins. I happily and heartily recommend this product. Also equipped come with a lot of accessories,. This one doesn't lose suction, and is easy to use.

  • MiguCo Stainless Steel Algae Scraper Cleaner with 10 Blades for Aquarium Fish Plant Glass Tank
  • Stainless steel heavy-duty construction, anti-rust in fresh water aquariums
  • Right angle blade design helps cleaning the corner of aquarium tank
  • Very convenient to install, change blades and use
  • Ideal for cleaning all types of algae in fish plant tanks
  • Packed with extension rod and 10 extra blades as a set, total length 65cm (25.6")
  • Manufacture: MiguCo
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 2.4 x 1.1 inches; 8.8 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The MiguCo
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MiguCo Final Thoughts

"For that price."

A little tricky with the hand pump. With this product I was able to do it by myself quickly and easily! You can see the debris coming up the tube like an elevator- hahah. Size wise, the Medium is good for a 40B. It costs every penny that I paid for it. 5 hours even adding water back to tanks. It kept coming off and made a mess on the floor.

Overall Score
4.5


(791 Points)

5. capetsma Algae Scrapers Magnetic Brush Aquarium Glass Cleaner Scrubber Cleaning Kit for Acrylic and ...

User Ratings: 63 6

capetsma First Impressions

"Lesson learned."

Has good suction and decent build quality. THE ABSOLUTE BEST PART IS THE SUCTION POWER AND TIME SAVING. We have 3 fish tank in my house, so he has been using the cleaner every day. Connections leak over time so I have to put some silicon joint while I join them. My 5 gallon pea puffer tank had some algae on the glass sides. It makes my water changes in my tanks much easier and convinient. AQQA multifunctional vacuum cleaner makes its job absolutely well.

  • capetsma Algae Scrapers Magnetic Brush Aquarium Glass Cleaner Scrubber Cleaning Kit for Acrylic and Glass Fish Tanks, Mini-Size, Strong magnetizing, No-Scratch
  • Effective Algae Scrapers in Small Fish Tank: This Magnetic Fish Tank Cleaner helps to clean the aquarium glass effectively and thoroughly, maintains a clear and healthy underwater world in your tank.
  • Mini-sized cute design and convenient storage: 1.6*1.6in, It’s easy to grisp the cute round outside handle when you are cleaning aquarium, when it is not working, just let it stay on your tank, it can be a little decoration, also you do not need to find a place to store it and find everywhere next time you need to clean your tank.
  • Soft clean fabric + Strong magnet : Powerful magnet keeps the scrubber side to move along with the outside handle, scrape off the algae without damaging the glass. Excellent algae cleaner helps your fish tank from scratches .
  • Simple and Durable : Integrated injection molding case prevent the magnets from rusting, extremely durable, it will not demagnetize for 3 years. Also, you don’t need to worry about getting sand or substrate stuck in the fibers and scratching the glass while you clean.
  • Note: As the strong magnetic is heavy, this brush can not float in water,so this brush only suitable for tanks that have a height less than 40in (100CM), compact and ideal aquarium brush for small glass (Acrylic) tank. ( Recommended for tanks up to 40 gallons)
  • Manufacture: capetsma
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 1.5 x 1.6 inches; 2.08 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The capetsma
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capetsma Final Thoughts

"Great design."

I bought one of these by mistake and I am so eternally grateful for that mistake. It knocks out green algae pretty easilly. Connections leak over time so I have to put some silicon joint while I join them. Works as advertised and was delivered faster than estimated. I'm really happy I bought one of these. I almost spent more and got the big name brand one. With this product I was able to do it by myself quickly and easily!

Overall Score
4.2


(58 Points)

6. AQQA Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Siphon Kit,6 in 1 Electric Automatic Removable Vacuum Water Changer,M...

User Ratings: 62

AQQA First Impressions

"Fantastic."

Hopefully my replacement works and I can change my review. A little tricky with the hand pump. The costomer service for this company is wonderful. I used the plastic one when I tried it today. Putting the thing together is really intuitive and easy. Once put together, I tried it immediately- it was AWESOME! I am very happy with this as it gets deep down in the gravel,and does the job fast.

  • AQQA Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Siphon Kit,6 in 1 Electric Automatic Removable Vacuum Water Changer,Multifunction Wash Sand Suck The Stool Filter 110V/20W 320GPH
  • 【Multifuncation Aquarium Gravel Cleaner】The main function is ①automatic changer water ②sand washer ③debris cleaning ④water filter ⑤water shower ⑥water cycle,With this product,make your fish tank cleaning activities are time-saving and efficient.
  • 【Complete Accessories, High Quality】①360° Brush Head,can clean the dirt on the wall of the fish tank ②45 ° Corner Suction Inlet,Used to clean fine sand ③Duckbill Suction Inlet with spatula,Used to absorb debris and feces at the bottom of the fish tank. If can’t suck it up, you can use a Plastic spatula ④360 ° Water Intake Strainer with suction cups,used change water, add water ⑤Gravel Washer with filter sponge,used wash sand ⑥Water Shower with Filter Bag,used turtle showering and filter
  • 【Extendable Handle Suitable For All Fish Tanks】The tube can be extended from 16.9 inches to 33.6 inches,just turn on the switch at the junction of the pipe to extend the pipe.suitable for various sizes of fish tanks,never worry about your hands being not long enough and the fish tank is too high.External switch for easy operation,Please note that the switch is not waterproof, please stay away from water.
  • 【Upgrade Electric Water Changer, Cleaning is Easier】Electric Water pump provides powerful power,rapid change water,effectively clean up impurities in the fish tank.The incident that made you clean the fish tank is no longer so hard.The starting water level can be as low as 2in and the pumping as low as 0.3in.Equipped ceramic shaft,Very quiet operation.
  • 【Fast And Convenient Installation And Disassembly】The assembly is very simple, you can assemble in order, without any other tools,can be disassembled and freely assembled to meet your different needs.When you don't need to use it, it can be disassembled and stored without taking up space.
  • Manufacture: AQQA
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AQQA Final Thoughts

"I totally recommend this."

Product arrived really quick and is packaged nicely. I love the little blue handle for this glass cleaner, too! Once you get the tank water flowing out of the tubing. The scrubber is identicle to the material used in velcro. I saw this cleaner on another forum and figured I would give it a shot. My puffer attacks the python when I'm cleaning. Has good suction and decent build quality.

Overall Score
4.2


(3 Points)

7. SLSON Coral Feeder Waste Cleaner for Fish Tank Multifunction Dropper Pipette Water Transfer Waste Re...

User Ratings: 62 4

SLSON First Impressions

"Wonderful!"

Had a minor issue which their service department addressed immediately. Changing water and cleaning the tank is a joy now. Hopefully my replacement works and I can change my review. Changing water and cleaning the tank is a joy now. Gets under decorations between plants and in corners. I was able to get behind most of my plants no problem when cleaning the glass. Light weight and many attachments for different uses.

  • SLSON Coral Feeder Waste Cleaner for Fish Tank Multifunction Dropper Pipette Water Transfer Waste Remover for Aquarium Accessies Long Acrylic Marine Fish Feeding Tool, 20.4 inches
  • LONG SYRINGE CORAL FEEDER: 20.47'' in total length,this acrylic coral feeding stick make it easy to target feed liquid phytoplankton to corals or other invertebrates and aquatic animals. Convenient to control and allows you to directly feed your sea squirt, filter feeders and timid fish with ease and comfort
  • ASSEMBLABLE MUlTI-FUNCTIONAL AQUARIUM FEEDING TUBE: assembling together to be a long handle tube for large fish tank,or use short part for small aquarium/ fish bowls,feed coral or fish directly ,also perfect for liquid fertilizer add in fresh water plant tank,eradicate detris and excess debris from those hard to reach areas of the fish tank
  • LONG HANDLE WATER CLEAN TOOLS: quick to clean your aquarium and change water without wet your hand,reach hidden crevices and underneath the gravel at the bottom of your fish tank to remove waste, residual food, and excess debris,make you daily maintenance easier
  • HIGH QUALITY MATERIAL: made of quality arylic and rubber material, safe for fish and corals, easy to clean,This long-lasting plastic will never easy to be broken as glass. Easy to clean and to disassemble.
  • ACCURATE MEASUREMENT FEEDER: covered with 10mL, 15mL, 20mL ,30mL and 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, 1 FL Oz measurement on the transparent body,provide a accurate feeding capacity and prevent overfeeding
  • Manufacture: SLSON
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SLSON Final Thoughts

"Easy to use."

That said, the results were excellent. Once put together, I tried it immediately- it was AWESOME! Try getting floating pieces of poop into a small slit of an opening. Definitely like the bulb for starting suction easily. Product seems to be well made and should work a long time with reasonable care. But this AQQA Gravel Cleaner system is AMAZING! Has good suction and decent build quality.

Overall Score
4.3


(231 Points)

8. Tetra No More Algae Tablets 8 Count, Controls Algae In aquariums

User Ratings: 66 6

Tetra 77344 First Impressions

"Added my stress coat."

It's like comparing sweeping your carpets to actually vacuuming them. Does not come apart easily like some others I have had. I did not receive the glass scraper with mine, but don't think I'd use it anyways. Made water changes so much faster and did not have to accidentally swallow water. A little tricky with the hand pump. I was able to get behind most of my plants no problem when cleaning the glass. I used the plastic one when I tried it today.

  • Tetra No More Algae Tablets 8 Count, Controls Algae In aquariums
  • CONTROLS ALGAE GROWTH Removes existing algae from aquarium water and controls the formation of new algae in your tank
  • CLEAR WATER Leaves aquarium water clean and crystal clear
  • CONVENIENT Each fizz tab is ready to use
  • USAGE For regular maintenance use once a month or as algae growth starts to appear
  • Hold eye open and rinse slowly and gently with water for 15-20 minutes.
  • Remove contact lenses, if present, after the first 5 minutes, then continue rinsing eye.
  • Call a poison control center or doctor for further treatment advice.
  • Take off contaminated clothing.
  • Manufacture: Tetra
  • Item Weight: 2.4 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 4.13 x 0.88 x 6.88 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tetra 77344
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Tetra 77344 Final Thoughts

"All you need."

This is built tough, so that time may be a while. We have one from our siphon vacuum and it truly completes this set. It makes my water changes in my tanks much easier and convinient. This vac is incredible, a power stronger than most of the canisters and sump filters. Makes cleaning my daughter's turtle tank much, much easier. It siphons the water out of the aquarium very quickly. And it's true- it has very good quality and nice equipment.

Overall Score
4.3


(1759 Points)

9. Gulfstream Tropical AGU130A Mag-Float Acrylic Aquarium Cleaner, Medium

User Ratings: 72 3

Gulfstream Tropical 909032 First Impressions

"Anyway, he loves it."

For this tank, the magnet is too strong. I happily and heartily recommend this product. Putting the thing together is really intuitive and easy. This vac is incredible, a power stronger than most of the canisters and sump filters. I would recommend this to my friends. Definitely not for the common colored gravel found at pet stores. I have gone through two others and they lasted about a month.

  • Gulfstream Tropical AGU130A Mag-Float Acrylic Aquarium Cleaner, Medium
  • Mag float acrylic medium
  • This is a revolutionary magnetic aquarium cleaner, unique because it float
  • Its buoyancy makes it easy to operate and is easily guided around corners without sinking
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 0.02 x 0.02 x 0.02 inches; 0.32 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Gulfstream Tropical 909032
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Gulfstream Tropical 909032 Final Thoughts

"It's very easy to hold."

The only reason for the 4 starts instead of 5, no English directions. Changing water and cleaning the tank is a joy now. Even with my now-bare-bottom tank, the attachments were very ineffective. It got clogged a few times and i had to take it to the sink and run water through it. This little tool helped so much my bare bottom tank looks great again. It costs every penny that I paid for it. For the water pump part, it has strong power, it works great.

Overall Score
4.5


(198 Points)

10. Mcgrady1xm Electric Aquarium Gravel Cleaner, 5 in 1 Automatic Vacuum Fish Tank Cleaning Tool Set,Wat...

User Ratings: 33 22

mcgrady1xm First Impressions

"Took about 1 min."

Going to purchase the larger size in the future. I did add a hose from an old gravel cleaner to reach my bucket. This thing cleans the glass on my tank quickly and efficiently. I gotta say tho that it's really powerful. I found that it's difficult to use. The cleaner is very easy to install, and it is multifunction. Do what I did, and do, and so many others have stated in their reviews.

  • Mcgrady1xm Electric Aquarium Gravel Cleaner, 5 in 1 Automatic Vacuum Fish Tank Cleaning Tool Set,Water Changer Sand Washer with Filter Cotton
  • 【Full of Sincerity, Full in Packages】1 handle, 4 sections of extension tubes, 1 switch,1 low suction pump, 1 sand vaccum, 1 shower, 1 debris vacuum, 1 brush head, 1 sand washing head, 1 filter bag and 59in water hose
  • 【Longer and Deeper】Comes with 4 sections of extension tube, which can extend from 19 inches to 46 inches, longer than other products! 4-foot-deep fish tank can be easily cleaned and water changed
  • 【Water Changer】Super strong pump and high heed,flow rate up to 496GPH(8.3 Gallon per Minute), 7ft head, starting water level as low as 1.9in, pumping as low as 0.3in, shallow fish tank can also use, fast and efficient, no need to waste time manually changing water,drop your siphon!
  • 【Upgrade 5 in 1】We can do: ① Quickly suck impurities ② Quickly wash sand ③ Rain mode ④ Pumping mode ⑤ Quickly add water mode to meet all your cleaning and water changing requirements
  • 【Perform their duties】Duckbill suction head is suitable for bare tank use, corner sand washing head is suitable for landscaping sand and stone fish tank, effluent rain shower can bathe turtles, low suction seat can be sucked to low water level, Sand washing head attachment for cleaning coarse gravel , brush head for cleaning on the substrate
  • Manufacture: mcgrady1xm
  • Editor's Impressions Of The mcgrady1xm
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mcgrady1xm Final Thoughts

"Arrived promptly."

It's like comparing sweeping your carpets to actually vacuuming them. The sock included is ok, I use a fine filter media bag because it's easier to clean. Even with my now-bare-bottom tank, the attachments were very ineffective. Even with my now-bare-bottom tank, the attachments were very ineffective. This vac is incredible, a power stronger than most of the canisters and sump filters. I bought the large one and it makes quick work of alge scrubbing. This hose would be over kill for 20 gals or less but I have 40 gal tanks.

Overall Score
3.3


(33 Points)

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