Editor's Choice - Our Favorite 1 Inch Aquarium Gravel Cleaners

1. hygger Automatic Aquarium Water Changer, Siphon Fish Tank Gravel Vacuum Cleaner, with Flow Control V...

User Ratings: 63 8

hygger First Impressions

"Then you vacuum."

The vacuum power is amazingly strong, yet adjustable. It will suck up a little bit of sand, which is expected and acceptable. I even decimated my snail problem with this thing. I had a couple of problems as it was the first time I have used anything like this. Anyone giving this product a bad review is not using it properly. With this 12 Volt aquarium cleaner that apprehension is eliminated. If, like me, you can't get suction going on a low-tech vacuum, get this thing!

  • hygger Automatic Aquarium Water Changer, Siphon Fish Tank Gravel Vacuum Cleaner, with Flow Control Valve
  • 【Quickly Change Water 】just use a long flexible hose and 2 flow valves, you can change the aquarium water more quicker and easier, no need electric, it's semi-automatic water changer suitable for medium and large fish tanks. No spill, no mess and no heavy lifting for changing dirty water and adding clean water
  • 【Aquarium Gravel Cleaning 】When you use this water changer to suck away aquarium dirty water, you can move the gravel tube to cleaning the gravel or install the duckbilled on to clean fish feces. With the pressure from the water, the gravels and sands can be sucked up to the gravel tube then to vacuum out the debris in gravel
  • 【Non-electric & Quiet】this aquarium water changer is not electric, no noise no disturb to your fish or plants. All you need to do is to control the 2 valves and open the faucet. With 2 orange built-in control valves on the water changer, to turn it on or off you just need to rotate the valve by 1/4 turn up or down. To add clean water in to aquarium, please remember to keep the water flow assembly valve closed, so when you open the faucet the water will flow into the hose
  • 【3 sizes available】choose the size according to the distance from your fish tank to the sink faucet, flexible water hose length available: 25ft, 33ft, 49ft. The inner diameter of the hose is 1/2 inch. Each pack comes with 2 seperate faucet female adaptors(13/16 inch, 15/16 inch) and one built-in faucet femal adaptor(1 inch), so the water changer can be used for most faucets
  • 【Easy to Install】It's very easy to use, attach the water flow assembly to the faucet. To change water, after connecting the flexible hose to the water flow assembly and the gravel tube, firstly you submerge the gravel tube in the aquarium tank and keep it's orange valve closed, secondly you keep the water flow assembly orange valve open and open the faucet, finally you open the gravel tube valve, the dirty water will be sucked into the hose and flow away
  • Manufacture: hygger
  • Editor's Impressions Of The hygger
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hygger Final Thoughts

"Wish I found this sooner."

Returned, but agreed to try another one. I have a 29g aquarium and it does suction quickly as others have said. Product seems to be well made and should work a long time with reasonable care. This thing does both at the same time and quickly. I love the extendable attachments for my larger tanks. It's easy to put together, easy to use, easy to clean. Returned, but agreed to try another one.

Overall Score
4.2


(189 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated 1 Inch Aquarium Gravel Cleaners

2. SunGrow Aquarium Filter Tubing Scrubber, Double-Ended Brushes (0.5 inch and 1 inch), Flexible and Be...

User Ratings: 66 4

SunGrow First Impressions

"Wish I found this sooner."

I liked the idea of this product when I saw it, and decided to take a chance. Do what I did, and do, and so many others have stated in their reviews. I knew siphoning would be an issue,. Product arrived really quick and is packaged nicely. Hard for small hands like mine to grasp and use easily. But this thing is amazing the suction is crazy! I wish i had bought this the first time.

  • SunGrow Aquarium Filter Tubing Scrubber, Double-Ended Brushes (0.5 inch and 1 inch), Flexible and Bendable 61’’ Stainless Steel Spring, for U-Shape and Bent Pipes
  • ✔PERFECTLY DESIGNED TO REMOVE DIRT OF AQUARIUM FILTER TUBING --- As residuals can easily form inside the tubes of your tank’s canister filter, you will need a tool to clear these all out. Double Ended Brush Aquarium Filter Tubing Scrubber by SunGrow can assist you with this task to maximize potential usage of your filter. The larger brush fits right into the handle and catches everything in its path. The smaller brush, on the other hand, can get into tight spaces and leaves no visible residue.
  • ✔DURABLE AND NOT PRONE TO DEFORMATION --- Made from superior quality stainless spring, it is perfect to tidy up the interior of assorted hoses. It can’t be easily broken and won’t rust. Brushes are also soft, and you can also use this tool numerous times without being deformed.
  • ✔BENDABLE AND FLEXIBLE --- Brushes are circular and bristly which are firmly connected to flexible springs that can reach deep into the hose. The ends can also be bent to reach into the hard U-shapes of filter intake tubes.
  • ✔EASY TO USE --- Find the right end for the brush that you will use and just push it into the pipe gently in the back and forth motion. Work further inside the tube and avoid any forceful action as you try to remove dirt. Once done, just wash with a mild detergent and warm water then thoroughly rinse with cool water.
  • ✔MULTIPLE APPLICATIONS --- Aside from being the perfect brush for your aquarium equipment, you can likewise use this for your toilet and kitchen. It will also not disappoint when you plan on utilizing this tool to any bent tube and pipe.
  • Two-sized Brushes for Canister Filter Maintenance
  • Bendable and Flexible High-Quality Stainless-Steel Spring
  • Useful for Bent Pipes and U-shape Tubes
  • Manufacture: Luffy Pets Collection
  • Product Dimensions: 7.87 x 3.94 x 1.97 inches; 1.59 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SunGrow
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SunGrow Final Thoughts

"IT's SO easy to use."

I've done the siphon vacuum attempts with 3 different products. This thing does both at the same time and quickly. Ohh I also use it to add water to my system. I got a bunch of sludge out of the bottom of my aquarium. Using a bucket to remove old water and then fill up bucket with new water. With this 12 Volt aquarium cleaner that apprehension is eliminated. Gravel cleaning has become so easy and mess free.

Overall Score
4.4


(65 Points)

3. BETTA Aquarium Fish Tank Gravel Cleaner

User Ratings: 51

BETTA First Impressions

"Wonderful product!"

The costomer service for this company is wonderful. The filter loads up really fast, so it's not much good for recycling water cleaning. I have large fish and large fish make large poop! I don't use the sponge and filter pad that came with the device. Next time, I'll lay towels down around the tank. The hardest thing to do is wrap up the cord to store it after use. Maybe if another piece was included to attach to the right after the shutoff.

  • BETTA Aquarium Fish Tank Gravel Cleaner
  • Easy self start siphon
  • LARGE SIZE Cleaning nozzle diameter: 5 Inch x 1 Inch (8.5cm x 3cm)
  • Powerful Nozzle To Get Into Corners
  • Cleaning nozzle length: Sized 11 Inch (28.5cm), Hose length: 47 Inch (120cm)
  • Manufacture: Betta
  • Editor's Impressions Of The BETTA
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BETTA Final Thoughts

"I totally recommend this."

Ignore the orang plastic clip that attaches to a bucket. So after I received my replacement tool, i did a water change with it. Hard for small hands like mine to grasp and use easily. Needless to say there was a lot of muc on the bottom. The suction is great and the valve at the end is perfect. I like the fact it is not draining the water when you vacuum. Ignore the orang plastic clip that attaches to a bucket.

Overall Score
4.1


(40 Points)

4. Betta Medium Gravel Cleaner & Siphon, Aquarium Rock & Gravel Cleaner

User Ratings: 41

BETTA Jnk071 First Impressions

"No suction."

It got clogged a few times and i had to take it to the sink and run water through it. I'm thinking of other ways this could be used! I would recommend turning your filter off during the process. It's also pretty slow going, but this isn't necessarily a bad thing. It would get clogged with leaves and such but that's expected. I would definitely recommend this product. I gotta say tho that it's really powerful.

  • Betta Medium Gravel Cleaner & Siphon, Aquarium Rock & Gravel Cleaner
  • Cleaning nozzle diameter: 3.5 Inch x 1 Inch (8.5cm x 3cm)
  • Cleaning nozzle length: Sized 11 Inch (28.5cm)
  • Hose length: 47 Inch (120cm)
  • Manufacture: Betta
  • Editor's Impressions Of The BETTA Jnk071
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  • Value For Money
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BETTA Jnk071 Final Thoughts

"It was such a pain."

This electric gravel vac was the best solution for my set up. I'd recommend this, but it just takes a little practice. I have never cleaned the rocks or changed the water in my aquarium so effortlessly. I did have to cut one of the tubes to make it a little shorter but that was easy. I LOVE IT SO MUCH I'm getting another for the fish tank at my Mom's house. It filters out the solids and returns the water to the tank. I highly recommend this product for all aquarium keepers.

Overall Score
3.8


(10 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling 1 Inch Aquarium Gravel Cleaners

5. Betta Small Gravel Cleaner & Siphon

User Ratings: 75 25

BETTA Jnk070 First Impressions

"THEN I FOUND THIS!"

The hardest thing to do is wrap up the cord to store it after use. And the price is more than reasonable. I would definitely recommend this product. In saying that I get build up of solids in certain parts of my tank. I'd recommend this, but it just takes a little practice. Gets under decorations between plants and in corners. Prolly also easier to use with larger hands.

  • Betta Small Gravel Cleaner & Siphon
  • Cleaning nozzle diameter: 3 Inch x 1 Inch (8.5 x 3cm)
  • Cleaning nozzle length: 7 Inch (18.5cm)
  • Hose length: 47 Inch (120cm)
  • Manufacture: J&K AQUATICS
  • Item Weight: 1 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The BETTA Jnk070
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BETTA Jnk070 Final Thoughts

"Exactly what I needed!"

I'd recommend this, but it just takes a little practice. Most of the poop just sits on the top the sand substrate in my tank. I do not write a ton of reviews but I HAVE to review this amazing time saver! I have a 29g aquarium and it does suction quickly as others have said. I found that it's difficult to use. Needless to say there was a lot of muc on the bottom. I just pump the water directly into my sump.

Overall Score
4.0


(2 Points)

6. Laifoo Aquarium Siphon Vacuum Cleaner Washer for Fish Tank Cleaning Gravel & Sand

User Ratings: 68 5

Laifoo First Impressions

"THEN I FOUND THIS!"

Compared to how I was cleaning before, this made cleaning my tanks a breeze. The bucket clamp also doesn't work very well. The costomer service for this company is wonderful. I don't use the sponge and filter pad that came with the device. I hope that I do not need another but I would purchase again without hesitation. As you can see from the photo, it works great! Wasted an entire morning taking it apart, checking everything etc.

  • Laifoo Aquarium Siphon Vacuum Cleaner Washer for Fish Tank Cleaning Gravel & Sand
  • FUNCTION --- Easy to control, convenient to siphon fish faeces, impurities, turbid water out of fish tank.
  • 7 Feet HOSE --- Made from clear & elastic plastic. Makes it more durable and anti-kinking. Harmless to fishes & No peculiar smell.
  • GRAVEL TUBE --- Sinkable, with a filter screen inside. 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 --- For 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

"Wish I found this sooner."

It doesn't do as good a job cleaning the gravel like a gravity suction siphon. The water gets filtered in the chamber and then RETURNED BACK TO THE TANK! Gravel cleaning has become so easy and mess free. I have several divided tanks and I struggle to get the normal syphon in to clean. I highly recommend this product for all aquarium keepers. I did add a hose from an old gravel cleaner to reach my bucket. I would get suction for a few seconds and then it would trickle to nothing.

Overall Score
4.4


(700 Points)

7. U-BCOO Aquarium Water Changer, Aquarium Gravel Clean Fish Tank Aquarium Siphon Vacuum Pump for Water...

User Ratings: 43 21

U-BCOO First Impressions

"It works great!"

Within a half an hour my tank almost looked brand new. I have a glass bottom aquarium with no substrate. Maybe if another piece was included to attach to the right after the shutoff. This thing does both at the same time and quickly. Makes cleaning my daughter's turtle tank much, much easier. 20 gallon long also means more ADFs! My previous gravel vacuum from Petco was horrible.

  • U-BCOO Aquarium Water Changer, Aquarium Gravel Clean Fish Tank Aquarium Siphon Vacuum Pump for Water Washing And Sand Washing, Built-In Filter Outlet Valve, Which can Adjust Water Flow of Airbag
  • √Ideal gravel cleaner: The fish tank vacuum cleaner has an exquisite appearance, is equipped with a filter pump and a water flow control valve, and has three functions in one. The fish tank vacuum gravel cleaning machine uses a vacuum siphon to change water, filter gravel, and remove fish manure, so as to effectively perform water washing, so it provides the best environment for your fish.
  • √Easy to use: Just put the water change suction tube in the fish tank, put the other end of the water tube into the bucket, open the water valve, squeeze the air cavity until it works automatically.
  • √Flow control faucet design: Our enhanced fish tank vacuum cleaner has a shut-off valve that can easily and quickly clean the aquarium. It is easy to use to ensure that water will not splash on the ground during cleaning, effectively keeping your house tidy Ideal for water changes and gravel cleaning.
  • √High-quality materials: made of high-quality BPA-free materials, its soft PVC hose can transfer liquid faster, which can ensure long-term use and will not harm your fish or plants. In addition, with the design of the micro filter, when cleaning the gravel bed or regular water changes, water and debris will flow quickly, while gravel, fish, and plants will effectively stay in the aquarium.
  • √User-friendly: We also have a hose holder for this water changer, let you free your hands, and will help you a lot when transferring water. Each part has been carefully designed to provide you with the best aquarium cleaning experience.
  • Manufacture: U-BCOO
  • Editor's Impressions Of The U-BCOO
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U-BCOO Final Thoughts

"From aquarium to sink."

I did have to cut one of the tubes to make it a little shorter but that was easy. Hard for small hands like mine to grasp and use easily. Makes cleaning my daughter's turtle tank much, much easier. I was worried I would have to keep unplugging and plugging in through out cleaning. I gotta say tho that it's really powerful. I would recommend this due to the fantastic job it has provided for my needs. It siphons the water out of the aquarium very quickly.

Overall Score
3.4


(24 Points)

8. STARROAD-TIM Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Fish Tank Siphon Long Nozzle Cleaning Kit Tool Used for Water C...

User Ratings: 61 7

STARROAD-TIM First Impressions

"No suction."

Gets under decorations between plants and in corners. Prolly also easier to use with larger hands. Easy peasy and clean up is a breeze. Suction is amazing and I don't have any issues. My previous gravel vacuum from Petco was horrible. This is how I got the NICREW power vac to work with sand and large poop. This was super easy to assemble and use right out of the box.

  • STARROAD-TIM Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Fish Tank Siphon Long Nozzle Cleaning Kit Tool Used for Water Change and Dirt Suction with Valve and Squeeze Airbag Suitable for Various Sizes of Fish Tanks
  • High-quality Products: The fish tank water changer can effectively clean your fish tank without attracting fish. The gravel cleaning kit is made of high-quality PVC material, and there is an internal filter in the gravel cleaner to prevent clogging, so you can use it with confidence.
  • Multifunctional Cleaning Kit: the aquarium siphon can change water, absorb dirt, and clean. Its working principle is to use squeeze airbags to generate air pressure and form a pressure difference between internal and external environments to achieve the effect of automatic water absorption, and can adjust the valve to effectively adjust the water flow Speed, improve the effect of water change, make the fish tank cleaner and natural.
  • Suitable for Fish Tanks of Different Sizes: The fish tank gravel cleaning kit is suitable for small fish tanks, medium fish tanks, and large fish tanks.
  • Easy to Use: The aquarium gravel cleaner is simple and convenient to operate, very easy and worry-free to install, and does not take up space.
  • Happy Shopping: We have been working hard to provide customers with better service. If you are not satisfied with this product, you can contact our customer service at any time. We will give you the most satisfactory answer in the shortest time.
  • Manufacture: STARROAD-TIM
  • Editor's Impressions Of The STARROAD-TIM
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STARROAD-TIM Final Thoughts

"That's all i want."

I have never cleaned the rocks or changed the water in my aquarium so effortlessly. Cleaning a tank is the worst part of the fish owning process. I don't use the sponge and filter pad that came with the device. Product seems to be well made and should work a long time with reasonable care. Even straightening this it would just close at this point again. Even straightening this it would just close at this point again. I would recommend turning your filter off during the process.

Overall Score
4.2


(20 Points)

9. Python Pro-Clean Gravel Washer and Siphon Kit for Aquarium, Large

User Ratings: 70 4

Python 16PC First Impressions

"I recommend highly."

It's also pretty slow going, but this isn't necessarily a bad thing. Wash the sponge out a few times and then add the micro. You won't go wrong with this product. Product seems to be well made and should work a long time with reasonable care. Even straightening this it would just close at this point again. Gravel cleaning has become so easy and mess free. A little tricky with the hand pump.

  • Python Pro-Clean Gravel Washer and Siphon Kit for Aquarium, Large
  • Effectively separates and removes debris from your aquarium
  • Constructed with flexible, high quality tubing
  • For aquariums from 20 to 55 gallons in size
  • Manufacture: Python Products Inc.
  • Item Weight: 14.1 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 8.05 x 2 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Python 16PC
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Python 16PC Final Thoughts

"Lesson learned."

I would definitely recommend this product. It doesn't do as good a job cleaning the gravel like a gravity suction siphon. I would get suction for a few seconds and then it would trickle to nothing. So I use the NICREW power vac in between water changes and it works great! Using a bucket to remove old water and then fill up bucket with new water. I like the fact it is not draining the water when you vacuum. I love this setup and how easy it was to use.

Overall Score
4.4


(5627 Points)

10. SunGrow Aquarium Water Change Gloves, 19.6 Inches Long, No-Skid Design, Keep Hands and Arms Dry, Sea...

User Ratings: 52 12

SunGrow First Impressions

"Works great."

Putting the thing together is really intuitive and easy. Hard for small hands like mine to grasp and use easily. But this thing is amazing the suction is crazy! Product seems to be well made and should work a long time with reasonable care. A little tricky with the hand pump. Ohh I also use it to add water to my system. Prolly also easier to use with larger hands.

  • SunGrow Aquarium Water Change Gloves, 19.6 Inches Long, No-Skid Design, Keep Hands and Arms Dry, Seamless Stitching and Elastic Cuff, 1 Pair
  • KEEP ARMS & HANDS DRY WITH GLOVES --- Use SunGrow Aquarium Gloves whenever you perform aquarium tasks, be it shifting the fish or just playing with them with your hands in water.
  • PERFECT MATCH FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED AQUARIUMS --- The glove exterior is water-resistive while a soft fine Cashmere lining provides a warm, comfortable interior. Please note that the purple part of the glove will get wet. The pair of gloves perfectly fits for using in small aquariums ranging two to ten gallons.
  • ARM LENGTH WITH SEAMLESS STITCHING & ELASTIC CUFF --- Keep your hands, arms and sleeves dry with the extra long 19.6 inches (50 cm) SunGrow Aquarium Gloves with superior seamless stitching. A secure elastic cuff around the wrist of each glove ensures that the SunGrow Aquarium Gloves won’t slide down or fall off while you are wearing them.
  • NO SKID DESIGN --- The non-skidding surface of the SunGrow Aquarium Gloves makes the task very convenient when handling sensitive aquatic life such as coral, sea anemone and crustaceans.
  • ALTERNATE USES OTHER THAN AQUARIUM MAINTENANCE --- The versatile SunGrow Aquarium Gloves are also useful for a variety of tasks such as hand washing your cars, scrubbing the bathroom and dish washing.
  • Manufacture: Marimo Pet Store
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SunGrow
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SunGrow Final Thoughts

"I recommend the vacuum."

I lose about 5 gallons a week due to evaporation. A little tricky with the hand pump. It's well worth reaching out to Nicrew to exchange or find a resolution. It's well worth reaching out to Nicrew to exchange or find a resolution. This electric gravel vac was the best solution for my set up. The telescoping tube will extent to permit a larger tank to be effectively cleaned. 20 gallon long also means more ADFs!

Overall Score
3.9


(369 Points)

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