Editor's Choice - Our Favorite MingDak Aquarium Cleaner Sprays

1. MingDak Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Vacuum Siphon Pump - Siphon Gravel Washer/Water Changer with Flow Co...

User Ratings: 51 13

MingDak 4346782288 First Impressions

"So very disappointed!"

I'll update if anything goes wrong but so far so good. Almost a must have for anyone with an aquarium. I have 6 tanks 130 gallons, 85, 75, 55, 39 and 20 gallons. I would definitely recommend this product. I have gone through two others and they lasted about a month. Water changes and cleaning can be a pain we all know. Also equipped come with a lot of accessories,.

  • MingDak Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Vacuum Siphon Pump - Siphon Gravel Washer/Water Changer with Flow Controller, Long Nozzle and Tank Clip for Water Changing and Gravel Cleaning-BPA Free
  • Ideal for replacing water in aquarium tank, squeeze the Pump to Initiate the Siphon to Start Transferring Liquid from One Receptacle to Another
  • Takes the Waste out too while Replacing the Water; Unique Pump Filter Allows Dirt in Sand to be Discharged along with Water
  • Two Types of Nozzles: Shorter Nozzle for Drainage , the Longer Nozzle for Gravel Cleaning without hurting any Aquarium Fish when in Use
  • SAFE FOR ALL — Aquarium Cleaning Pump is made with lightweight, high-quality, BPA-free plastic that’s safe for you and your pets.
  • EASY TO USE — Just place the nozzle and hose in your tank then use a suction cup to attach it to the tank. This will make work easier for you because you don’t need to hold it while draining out water!
  • Manufacture: Mingdak
  • Editor's Impressions Of The MingDak 4346782288
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MingDak 4346782288 Final Thoughts

"It sticks tight."

I used the plastic one when I tried it today. This little tool helped so much my bare bottom tank looks great again. I have gone through two others and they lasted about a month. It got clogged a few times and i had to take it to the sink and run water through it. I am very pleased with this product! It got clogged with a small plastic container that got caught in the disposal. It knocks out green algae pretty easilly.

Overall Score
3.9


(159 Points)

2. Gulfstream Tropical AGU350LG Mag-Float Glass Aquarium Cleaner, Large

User Ratings: 77 3

Gulfstream Tropical 909033 First Impressions

"So very disappointed!"

The costomer service for this company is wonderful. Ignore the orang plastic clip that attaches to a bucket. A little tricky with the hand pump. Product seems to be well made and should work a long time with reasonable care. No options to purchase them, they look useful. I gotta say, this vacuum water cleaner gets the job done. I was able to get behind most of my plants no problem when cleaning the glass.

  • Gulfstream Tropical AGU350LG Mag-Float Glass Aquarium Cleaner, Large
  • Mag float glass large
  • 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
  • Part Number: 909033
  • Material: Cotton
  • Item Weight: 0.32 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 0.02 x 0.02 x 0.02 inches
  • Size: Large
  • Color: Blacks & Grays
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Gulfstream Tropical 909033
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Gulfstream Tropical 909033 Final Thoughts

"For that price."

The bucket clamp also doesn't work very well. It siphons the water out of the aquarium very quickly. We have a snapping turtle and I was having to clean his tank 2-3 times a month. I may modify mine to be more robust. I also used this LinkinsLegacy cleaner in my kitchen sink. I also found that the angled attachment clogged way easy. I did not receive the glass scraper with mine, but don't think I'd use it anyways.

Overall Score
4.6


(372 Points)

3. Laifoo 50ft Aquarium Water Changer Gravel & Sand Cleaner Fish Tank Siphon Cleaning Tools

User Ratings: 69 5

Laifoo First Impressions

"Not a bad little pump."

I was able to get behind most of my plants no problem when cleaning the glass. I may modify mine to be more robust. Changing water and cleaning the tank is a joy now. I bought one of these by mistake and I am so eternally grateful for that mistake. Very impressed with their responsiveness as they stand behind their product. I'll update if anything goes wrong but so far so good. Like I said can splice more hose on to reach to the outside or wherever.

  • Laifoo 50ft Aquarium Water Changer Gravel & Sand Cleaner Fish Tank Siphon Cleaning Tools
  • ✮2-IN-1 FUNCTION: Convenient to siphon fish faeces, impurities, turbid water out of fish tank & refill clean water by switching connector.
  • ✮50 Feet HOSE: Made from elastic clear plastic. Harmless to fishes & No peculiar smell. Makes it more durable and anti-kinking.
  • ✮GRAVEL TUBE: Sinkable, with a filter screen inside. And appropriate suction force will not disturb fish or decor when it's working.
  • ✮SIPHON BALL: All you need to do is to pinch it several times, water will flow out automatically. Without striking a blowing.
  • ✮WARRANTY: 3 months after the date of purchase, we take care of all quality-related issues with a FREE replacement or refund. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact our professional after-sale service.
  • Manufacture: Laifoo
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Laifoo
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Laifoo Final Thoughts

"A solid 4 star product!"

For the water pump part, it has strong power, it works great. Prolly also easier to use with larger hands. I bought one of these by mistake and I am so eternally grateful for that mistake. Hard for small hands like mine to grasp and use easily. I'd recommend this, but it just takes a little practice. I bought this cleaner for my husband and we got this in 15 days before. I have a 29g aquarium and it does suction quickly as others have said.

Overall Score
4.4


(668 Points)

4. 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)

5. Pawfly Aquarium Fish Net Set Fish Catch Nets with Plastic Handle

User Ratings: 78 1

Pawfly First Impressions

"All you need."

Even straightening this it would just close at this point again. The other attachment are great as well. For this tank, the magnet is too strong. Had a minor issue which their service department addressed immediately. That said, the results were excellent. I also used this LinkinsLegacy cleaner in my kitchen sink. Product seems to be well made and should work a long time with reasonable care.

  • Pawfly Aquarium Fish Net Set Fish Catch Nets with Plastic Handle
  • Fine mesh net is perfect for safely transferring delicate fish and skimming small debris from the water. An essential tool for aquariums and pools
  • Larger net measures 6" L x 5" W x 12" Handle, Small net measures 4" L x 3.5" W x 10" Handle
  • The fine nylon mesh was soft to touch, safe for all fish, reducing the likelihood of injury
  • Plastic wrap over the metal handle tail makes it comfortable in your hand and convenient to hang it up when done
  • Constructed with 3 pieces of thick wire, 12 inch long sturdy handle help you to reach deep tank much easier
  • Manufacture: Pawfly
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Pawfly
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Pawfly Final Thoughts

"The thing is huge, too."

If this company ever needs a spokesperson I am their man. My puffer attacks the python when I'm cleaning. It will take a few runs to get most of the algae off. If I had to purchase again, I would try the smaller model. Ignore the orang plastic clip that attaches to a bucket. The cleaner is very easy to install, and it is multifunction. Python overkill for that size but it has it's place.

Overall Score
4.7


(917 Points)

6. Mag-Float-360 Large Acrylic Aquarium Cleaner (w/Acrylic Scraper)

User Ratings: 54 18

Mag-Float First Impressions

"So very disappointed!"

Ignore the orang plastic clip that attaches to a bucket. Even straightening this it would just close at this point again. And it's true- it has very good quality and nice equipment. The sock included is ok, I use a fine filter media bag because it's easier to clean. Even straightening this it would just close at this point again. Python is good too but this is fast, easy and light. I'm thinking of other ways this could be used!

  • Mag-Float-360 Large Acrylic Aquarium Cleaner (w/Acrylic Scraper)
  • The Mag-Float-360A Large Acrylic Aquarium Cleaner is recommended for use with acrylic aquariums up to 350 gallons with a surface thickness up to 5/8". Includes the Mag-Float Acrylic Scraper.
  • Product dimensions: (3-1/4" x 2-1/2" x 1")
  • The Mag-Float cleaners contain special abrasive velcro pads that remove algae from the surface of your aquarium
  • The Mag-Float floats when the inner magnet separates from the outer magnet. Because you never have to reach into the aquarium, not only can you stay clean and dry, but you also avoid toxic lotions or soap residue on your skin from getting into your aquarium water.
  • Can be used on freshwater and saltwater tanks. Magnet does not lose strength over time.
  • Manufacture: Mag-Float
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Mag-Float
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Mag-Float Final Thoughts

"Worth every penny."

Definitely like the bulb for starting suction easily. Works as advertised and was delivered faster than estimated. 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. I have several of these for multiple tank sizes. If you do not mind a rough ride, then perhaps you can try this one. I wish i had bought this the first time.

Overall Score
3.9


(11 Points)

7. Mag-Float-350 Large Glass Aquarium Cleaner (w/Metal Scraper)

User Ratings: 76 3

Mag-Float First Impressions

"I still like it."

Hard for small hands like mine to grasp and use easily. I cleaned it in the sink then cleaned my other 20 long tank. Shrimp are sensitive and need small water changes. It kept coming off and made a mess on the floor. 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. Hopefully my replacement works and I can change my review.

  • Mag-Float-350 Large Glass Aquarium Cleaner (w/Metal Scraper)
  • The Mag-Float-350 Large Glass Aquarium Cleaner is recommended for use with glass aquariums up to 350 gallons with a surface thickness up to 5/8”. Includes Mag-Float Metal Scraper.
  • Product dimensions: (3-1/4" x 2-1/2" x 1")
  • The Mag-Float cleaners contain special abrasive velcro pads that remove algae from the surface of your aquarium
  • The Mag-Float floats when the inner magnet separates from the outer magnet. Because you never have to reach into the aquarium, not only can you stay clean and dry, but you also avoid toxic lotions or soap residue on your skin from getting into your aquarium water.
  • Can be used on freshwater and saltwater tanks. Magnet does not lose strength over time.
  • Manufacture: Mag-Float
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Mag-Float
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Mag-Float Final Thoughts

"Doing an 80."

AQQA multifunctional vacuum cleaner makes its job absolutely well. No options to purchase them, they look useful. I love the little blue handle for this glass cleaner, too! For this tank, the magnet is too strong. It will take a few runs to get most of the algae off. 5 hours even adding water back to tanks. I LOVE IT SO MUCH I'm getting another for the fish tank at my Mom's house.

Overall Score
4.5


(55 Points)

8. FL!PPER DeepSee Aquarium Magnifier Magnetic Viewer – Fish Tank Magnifying Glass – Magnetic Magni...

User Ratings: 81 3

FL!PPER First Impressions

"I love this product!"

Does not come apart easily like some others I have had. Light weight and many attachments for different uses. I found that it's difficult to use. I was able to get behind most of my plants no problem when cleaning the glass. It was on low so I put it on high and found that the unit would be ok. It came with 2 attachments, a plastic one and a metal razor one. My puffer attacks the python when I'm cleaning.

  • FL!PPER DeepSee Aquarium Magnifier Magnetic Viewer – Fish Tank Magnifying Glass – Magnetic Magnifying Glass Ideal for Photography – Flipper Fish Tank Accessories
  • FISH TANK MAGNIFYING GLASS: The Flipper DeepSee magnetic magnifying glass features an optical grade magnifying lens that shows off your tank - the perfect aquarium accessories for fish photography.
  • MAGNETIC MOUNT: The aquarium magnifying glass lens attaches on the outside of the fish tank and is magnetically mounted through the walls of the aquarium by strong rare earth magnets.
  • EASY TO MOVE: The small magnifying glass easily moves around the tank for viewing from any location. The magnetic magnifying glass is great at checking for signs of fish disease or unwanted pests!
  • 5” MAGNIFIER: This 5” fish tank magnifying glass is safe for both glass and acrylic tanks with up to 3/4" tank wall thickness and has a focal range approximately 6 to 10 inches.
  • 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE: If you aren't satisfied with your Flipper fish tank accessories for any reason, contact us within 60 days for replacement or refund. Must be sold from an authorized dealer.
  • Manufacture: Flipper Aquarium Products
  • Editor's Impressions Of The FL!PPER
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FL!PPER Final Thoughts

"Oh my gosh!"

I'll update if anything goes wrong but so far so good. This little tool helped so much my bare bottom tank looks great again. I was able to get behind most of my plants no problem when cleaning the glass. The scrapper will float if detached from the magnet. I am very pleased with this product! I liked the idea of this product when I saw it, and decided to take a chance. I did not receive the glass scraper with mine, but don't think I'd use it anyways.

Overall Score
4.7


(352 Points)

9. API Algae SCRAPERS and Hand HELD Pads for Acrylic Aquariums

User Ratings: 71 2

API 21 First Impressions

"Amazing product."

It's like comparing sweeping your carpets to actually vacuuming them. So after I received my replacement tool, i did a water change with it. Makes cleaning my daughter's turtle tank much, much easier. Python is good too but this is fast, easy and light. I found that it's difficult to use. I saw this cleaner on another forum and figured I would give it a shot. THE ABSOLUTE BEST PART IS THE SUCTION POWER AND TIME SAVING.

  • API Algae SCRAPERS and Hand HELD Pads for Acrylic Aquariums
  • Contains one (1) API ALGAE SCRAPER For Glass Aquariums 1-Count Container
  • Extra long and extra strong scraper for glass aquariums.
  • Quickly removed unsightly algae.
  • Extra-long handle keeps your hand from getting wet and supports durable scrubbing pad.
  • For use in glass aquariums only. Not for use on acrylic, plexiglass, or any surface other than glass. Do not use on dry surfaces. Rinse pad with tap water before and after each use.
  • Manufacture: Aquarium Pharmaceuticals
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 3.25 x 18 inches; 3.53 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The API 21
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API 21 Final Thoughts

"Would def recommend!"

That said, the results were excellent. I happily and heartily recommend this product. It came with 2 attachments, a plastic one and a metal razor one. This is built tough, so that time may be a while. Makes cleaning my daughter's turtle tank much, much easier. I have several divided tanks and I struggle to get the normal syphon in to clean. I may modify mine to be more robust.

Overall Score
4.5


(4102 Points)

10. UPETTOOLS Fish Shrimp Skimming Net Fine Mesh Extendable Stainless Steel Handle Fishing Net for Aquar...

User Ratings: 65 6

UPETTOOLS First Impressions

"So very disappointed!"

I will buy again, when the time comes. So after I received my replacement tool, i did a water change with it. This one doesn't lose suction, and is easy to use. Scrubs away even the toughest alge. The easy siphoning of fish debris used to be a pain to do. I have several divided tanks and I struggle to get the normal syphon in to clean. I would definitely recommend this product.

  • UPETTOOLS Fish Shrimp Skimming Net Fine Mesh Extendable Stainless Steel Handle Fishing Net for Aquarium Fish Tank Pond Creek
  • Upettools Fish Shrimp Skimming Net is A Great Tool For Catching Your Fish When Routine Tank Maintenance Is Necessary.
  • Soft, Rush-Proof And Lightweight Nylon Net Won't Pull At Fish Scales. All Metal Parts Are Plastic Coated.
  • Upettools Fish Shrimp Skimming Net Is Specially Designed For Aquatic Plants, Small Fish And Others.
  • Upettools Fish Shrimp Skimming Net Has A Convenient Hook On Handle Tail So You Can Simply Hang It Up When Done.
  • Small Net Is Suitable For Use With Newly Hatched Brine Shrimp And Fish.
  • Manufacture: Upettools
  • Editor's Impressions Of The UPETTOOLS
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UPETTOOLS Final Thoughts

"I love this product!"

I am using this on a bare bottom tank. I have to drag it across the tank and it fights me. No options to purchase them, they look useful. I almost spent more and got the big name brand one. Works very well to clean algae from the glass. I am very pleased with this product! I'm thinking of other ways this could be used!

Overall Score
4.3


(734 Points)

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